Biometrics Trends Archive

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,

South African financial institution adopts voice biometrics for authentication

Voice biometrics has been accepted as an effective replacement for PINs and passwords. Financial institutions around the world have increased security in their customer services by adopting this authentication method. Investec, a South African banking and asset management group, is the first African financial company to offer voice biometrics authentication in its call center. This

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.

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

The heart rate as an authentication system

Currently, the fingerprint is the most popular form of authentication. A person’s fingerprints do not change over time and in the analysis of billions of sets of fingerprints, there has never been found an exact match between two individuals. From that perspective, companies such as Apple have embraced fingerprint authentication for digital devices (Apple Touch ID)