Biometrics News Archive
The United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA) has awarded a multimillion-dollar grant to researchers at the West Point academy, one of the US’s most prestigious military institutions, to promote the building of a behavior-based biometric identification system. A behavior-based biometric system would detect how a computer user handles the mouse or crafts an email.
Biometric authentication techniques that rely on biological data to record information, are rapidly replacing conventional card and PIN-based equipment in the workplace. They are also becoming popular among employers. It has been estimated that biometric terminals accounted for more than one-third of all hardware sold in 2013. Nowadays, multiple biometric technologies are available, including hand,
US citizens and Non-EU citizens will soon be asked to participate in facial, iris and fingerprint recognition upon arrival at six major European airports. The program is part of the EU’s Smart Borders initiative, implemented back in October to make it easier for frequent foreigner passengers, as well as to monitor third-country nationals crossing the borders.
The combined use of two or more biometric technologies in one application or multimodal biometrics, has proved to be very effective, resulting in a comprehensive profile of an individual which would be really hard to fake. In addition to the most known techniques (fingerprint, facial and iris recognition and electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor) there are other
The Provincial Auto Insurance Fund from Saskatchewan, Canada will implement facial recognition and image capture solutions to further improve security and protect citizens against fraud. The facial recognition software will help protect Saskatchewan residents from identity theft as well as prevent people from registering for multiple licenses and/or identification cards. Currently, Saskatchewan and Quebec are
Future campus ID’s will evolve to support many new capabilities and form factors beyond today’s traditional plastic card. Campus cards will incorporate biometrics to combine convenience with security, addressing the various requirements of the university, including labs and other high-security environments in an integrated, campus-wide solution. Many universities are already incorporating biometrics into their authentication