Biometrics News Archive

DARPA promotes a behavior-based biometric identification system

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.

Biometrics is becoming popular among employers

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,

Non-EU citizens will be asked to participate in biometric authentication at European airports

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.

New biometric applications will improve authentication

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

Canadian auto insurance fund adopts biometrics for authentication

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

Mobile biometric credentials for university campus

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