Biometrics Trends Archive

London will use biometric systems to prevent fraud in the 2012 Olympics

London Government will start using biometrics to prevent fraud during the 2012 Olympic Games: British police will undertake face-scans for over 10,000 athletes, with the objective to make the identification easier and prevent other people -specially illegal immigrants and terrorists- to use the flow of visitors to the United Kingdom to enter London. A temporary

The European Association for Biometrics pledges commitment to the future of Biometrics

The European Association for Biometrics is an association with the objective to investigate and develop biometrics. This association was founded on the 17th of November 2011 to promote this technology’s use in a proper and beneficial way. From its point of view, biometrics‘ primary aim is to increase comfort for security systems. “Because I have

Biometric solutions fast approaching

Fingerprints and other physical characteristics make useful elements to create and improve biometric security systems. As time goes by the increasing number of platforms designed for biometric security move from companies and public administrations to households and to home IT, mobile phones etc. Some of the household solutions we can find on the market are:

Voice biometrics to be crucial for online payments

In the report from ValidSoft and Opus Research “Voice Biometrics Authentication Best Practices: Overcoming Obstacles to Adoption”, the authors tell us that the technology will be applied to the authentication of payments if given guidelines are followed». This type of biometrics is used increasingly mainly because of smartphones’ use for banking and other finance services.

How does IBM see the world over the next 5 years

IBM, like every year, gives a future forecast for technology and its applications. Its 5in5 press release unveils what will happen over the next years with advances in technology. The technology showed by IBM will definitely be with us in 1or 2 years and might be widely used, they therefore do not show or speculate

Biometrics improve security and make user identification simple.

People’s characteristics or traits such as the iris, fingerprints or voice, make biometrics the future of identification as they are unique for each individual and make this the most secure form of identification. Thanks to biometrics we can now fight against the gradually increasing sophistication of cybercriminals, who are able to get hold of all