Biometrics Trends Archive

Biometric technology in mobile devices is booming

A new analytics report released by Goode Intelligence predicts that in the year 2019, 5.5 billion people will be using mobile and wearable biometric technology throughout the world. This could initially be driven by the integration of fingerprint readers in smartphones and tablets. Biometrics will become a natural form of authentication for users in the

Biometric authentication to benefit the financial services industry

In September 2013, Apple started including biometrics in its smartphone. Since then, its functionality has been limited to a minimum security check. Right now, it only enables users to unlock their devices and verify purchases through iTunes. Nonetheless, with the upcoming addition of Touch ID, it is just a question of time before the full

United States approves budget to propel biometric technology

A senate subcommittee recently approved a request for more than $47 billion by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to update its biometric systems. The project will take place during the 2015 fiscal year. According to Senator Barbara Mikulski, chairwoman of the appropriations committee, a significant portion of the $47 MM is earmarked for increasing

Biometrics to strengthen security in public and private businesses

What seemed like science fiction just a few decades ago, such as using your voice as a password or recognizing a person based on their iris, is now being used and perfected in many research and technology centers around the world. Many aspects of this technology have already been incorporated into public and private facilities.

Sustained growth expected in mobile device biometrics market

Research and consultation company Goode Intelligence predicts that biometric technology will be used in as many as 5.5 billion mobile and portable devices by the year 2019. Fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets will play a key role in the growth of the biometric technology market. The use of multi-factor authentication (MFA), fast identity online

How does scanning the veins of the hands work?

Scanning the veins of the palms is a biometric identification technology that takes advantage of the complexity of the pattern of blood flow and the layout of veins, which are highly individual characteristics that are nearly impossible to falsify. To confirm his or her identity, a person only has to place his or hand on