Mobile security is undergoing fundamental changes with the introduction of biometrics on smart devices.
The following guest post on biometrics for mobile device security was submitted by James Daniels.
The mobile biometrics market is booming. The global biometrics system market is projected grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16.79 percent between 2016 and 2022, expanding from $10.74 billion to $32.73 billion. Demand fueling this growth will be led by the financial sector, the healthcare industry, government initiatives and law enforcement. Fingerprint recognition is currently the most popular biometric technology, finding its most widespread application in the travel and immigration sector, but other technologies such as facial and voice recognition are expected increasingly gain currency as well. Here’s a closer look at the biometrics boom and what it means for your mobile device security and lifestyle.
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Does the cloud offer distinct advantages when using biometric identification solutions?
Cloud computing allows you to get on-demand, convenient, ubiquitous network access to shared configurable computing resources such as storage, networks, servers, services, and applications. More and more businesses are moving and integrating their biometric identification management systems to cloud platforms because of the many benefits this brings. These include:
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In April 2014, we published a blog post on The Advantages of a Biometric Identification Management System. Since then, biometric technology has rapidly evolved and we believe it’s time to revisit and update the advantages of this technology.
Advantages of a biometric identification management system in 2016
What are the advantages of biometric identification management technology? Source: Pixabay
It today’s technology based society, traditional individual authentication methods are gradually becoming obsolete. Biometric authentication is taking over traditional passwords or ID card based authentication due to numerous advantages. Let’s examine the advantages of a biometric identification management system (which relies on “who you are”) vs. traditional authentication methods that rely on “what you have” or “what you know.” Continue reading →
Biometrics in Banking
Smartphones are powerful tools, and when used for authentication purposes in banking, they can become even more so. Source
The rising demand to more effectively secure online and mobile banking and financial services transactions through accurate customer identification to prevent identity theft and banking fraud has sparked an interest in the use of biometric identification technology.
Biometric identification solutions provide quick and accurate customer authentication by using unique physiological characteristics (who you are) for identification instead of PINs (what you know) or ID cards (what you have).
Biometric identification technology is difficult if not nearly impossible to forge, meaning that through the use of biometrics, the banking and financial services sector can drastically reduce or even completely eliminate losses incurred by customer identity theft and fraud. A lot of banks around the world are already using biometric technology for customer identification, and a lot more are following suit.
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This post comes from the writing team at Viking Food Solutions, Australia’s leading supplier of Butcher Shop and Meat Processing Machinery.
We have had many unintentional foodborne illnesses transmitted to consumers this past year. For example, these have come through such companies as Chipolte’s, Wegmans, Dove candies, Trader Joe’s, and a host of others with less notoriety. Foodborne illness is a complex problem involving the producer, the land, equipment used to nurture, harves, and prepare food for transportation, processing and packaging, maintaining product integrity on its way to market, and actual consumer use of the product once received. Continue reading →
Fingerprint vs Vascular biometrics – Are they different?
Fingerprint vs Vascular Biometrics – How are they different?
In biometrics, fingerprint technology is by far the most popular and widely used modality. However, due to the evolving nature of the technology, many other biometric modalities have emerged such as vascular biometrics. Even though they both share parts of the hand for identification purposes, these biometric modalities are quite different in how they work and their effectiveness in different environments. Continue reading →
Biometric technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives
Did you know that biometric identification management technology has been around since the 19th century when police began to use it to track criminals? The implementation of biometric technology is around us and expanding fast, quickly becoming a part of everyday life.
A number of biological characteristics such as fingerprints, finger and palm vein patterns, and iris and voice recognition have proven to be useful in the evolution of biometrics and biometric identification capabilities are now becoming standard on many devices we use each day.
Listed here are 5 ways biometric technology is impacting your everyday life:
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The rise of biometric identification using fingerprints has many wondering if the technology alone is a sufficient replacement for passwords. Photo courtesy of Pixabay: http://bit.ly/1MUveRi
The following guest post was submitted by Jen Martinson, senior editor for Secure Thoughts.
(M2SYS is a leader when it comes to biometrics and studying its uses in many different fields. Once you start taking a look at their resources, you’ll find yourself engrossed for hours and end with a much greater understanding of the technology).
With a push into the mainstream market on smartphones in the last year or two, fingerprint security is the newest trend that is supposed to keep us safe. While it has been around in higher-grade security systems for years (and in media for even longer), biometric scanning has finally reached a point where it can be reliably and cheaply used in everyday devices, mostly to our benefit. Continue reading →
Will biometric smart locks change the future of home security?
The following guest post was submitted by Locksmiths South Perth WA, a local 24/7 mobile service in Australia.
In various industries, biometric security has been standard for years now. Few solutions are more secure because biometrics are difficult to copy or hack. Fingerprints, iris scans, and even facial recognition are common components here. Government and commercial entities rely upon such security measures all the time. Unfortunately, these technologies have been absent from a consumer standpoint. Smart homes are changing that, though.
Biometrics: Bursting Into Consumers’ Lives
Everyone knows about fingerprint and iris scanners from the media. Recently, biometric technology has pervaded into consumer devices. High-end smartphones now come with fingerprint scanners, and two devices feature iris scanners. The rise of smart home technology has brought the same concepts into consumers’ homes. At this point, a lock and key are no longer necessary for controlling access to a home, or even individual rooms. Continue reading →
Biometric identification functionality is becoming ubiquitous on smartphones.
The following guest post was submitted by IndianAppDevelopers.com
Android fingerprint API launched with Android 6.0 will offer a bevy of useful features to integrate new authentication technology for app developers with the apps. To implement this API in your new Android app you need to get the Android SDK first. The SDK Manager then will allow you to download the SDK platform for Android 6.0 and introduce necessary steps. As part of the launching process, Android has also come up with new sample to demonstrate and guide the developers in integrating the API with the fingerprint readers in various devices.
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