Biometrics Trends Archive

Biometrics to prevent fraud in public assistance services in Massachusetts

A new measure designed to study different ways to detect fraud in the state’s public assistance programs has been approved recently by the Massachusetts House, including the possible use of fingerprints The measure requires the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to look at the feasibility of adopting

Why you will love having biometric sensors on your mobile

The use of biometrics in your smartphone or portable device will soon enough be ubiquitous and cherished. Not only because different sensors will help you access your data easily and securely but also because mobile and service providers are already working together to offer convenient banking, health monitoring, shopping, employment services and e-government solutions at

US Congress asked mobile taxi apps to use biometrics for drivers’ authentication

US Congress members called mobile taxi apps firms such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to use fingerprint checks to verify the backgrounds of their taxi drivers. The petition comes following controversies involving alleged assaults by mobile taxi firms’ drivers in the US and in India. US congress members are aware that the companies conduct private

India to incorporate biometric banking

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has published a document containing the specifications that financial institutions may have to adopt in order to enable biometric payments. Appropriate implementation of biometric payments could give the country a competitive edge. The goal is to optimize the use of smartphones and biometric authentication from the Unique Identification

Microsoft incorporates biometric authentication to the new version of Windows 10

Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will support the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) 2.0 specification. Instead of passwords to access Microsoft services, and other third-party accounts, people will be able to use a fingerprint or eye scan, possibly integrated with a key fob for two-factor authentication for added security. Biometric scanners have already been integrated into numerous

Biometric integrated systems enable primary health care

The Ponemon Institute, a leader of independent research on information security policy, has estimated that patient identity theft is rising fast.  In the USA, 1.5 million patients were reported to have been affected in 2013, a 20% increase from 2012.  Even more concerning is the fact that 28% of medical identity theft victims receive a misdiagnosis,