biometrics

  • Reimagining the ecosystem for identity verification Crunch Network

    Reimagining the ecosystem for identity verification

    What’s in a name? When it comes in the form of a password, everything. The password has long been the safeguard — and in many cases, the only one — to protect our online identity. At one point, passwords seemed like the most obvious way to verify account ownership. But, over time, and with the increasing complexity and diversity of internet usage, we can all agree on one… Read More

  • Passwords May Soon Be Passé Crunch Network

    Passwords May Soon Be Passé

    The early January theft of more than 320,000 user emails and passwords from cable giant Time Warner Cable gave validation to the argument that simple password authentication is becoming less and less reliable. But the Time Warner Cable hack is far from being the worst case of identity theft. In fact, it’s quite insignificant compared to some of the more severe cases we’ve seen in… Read More

  • Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication Crunch Network

    Is The Password Dead? The Future Of Web And Mobile Authentication

    Will 2016 be the year when passwords become obsolete? Or will we just continue to grin and bear it? And what’s the matter with passwords, anyway? Read More

  • The Payments World Really Wants To Know Who You Are Crunch Network

    The Payments World Really Wants To Know Who You Are

    In the early 1960s, Scottish engineer James Goodfellow was given a problem to solve. A colleague had invented a way to insert a card into a machine and get money out. Goodfellow’s task was to figure out a way to ensure that only the card’s legitimate owner could use these new “ATM” machines to obtain cash. So he created the personal identification number, what we call… Read More

  • Biometric Security: From Selfies To Walking Gaits Crunch Network

    Biometric Security: From Selfies To Walking Gaits

    The payments industry, facing the risk of increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and various types of credit card fraud, has begun incorporating various types of biometric technology to enhance security and prevent breaches. As recently reported, MasterCard is launching a facial recognition payment service based on “selfies” taken on a smartphone. Read More

  • Scientists Make Energy-Generating Keyboard That Knows Who’s Typing On It

    Scientists Make Energy-Generating Keyboard That Knows Who’s Typing On It

    Passwords continue to be a glaring weakness in digital security. And while biometric alternatives, such as fingerprint readers, are finding their way onto more consumer electronics devices, they are not without their limitations either. So what about tightening the security screw further by applying a continuous biometric? Read More

  • The Future Of Biometric Marketing Crunch Network

    The Future Of Biometric Marketing

    The current smartwatch and fitness device space is stagnant. The offerings and the devices are a commoditized mess with companies competing for the same consumers – with the same features. There must be more available from these devices than just tracking steps, miles walked, sleep and general activity, right? Read More

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    Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

    Biometric Startup Quixter Demos Pay-By-Palm Tech

    Quixter has built a biometric pay-by-palm technology system that’s up and running at Lund University in Sweden. The idea is the brainchild of Fredrik Leifland, an engineering student at the university, who wanted to come up with a quicker system for making card payments. (And clearly didn’t think much of NFC.) Read More

  • The Fingerprint Scanner On The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Be Accessible By Developers

    The Fingerprint Scanner On The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Be Accessible By Developers

    Samsung’s Galaxy S5 includes a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, and that hardware will be made available to third-party devs, the company announced today at a developer-focused event during MWC this year. That move is in stark contrast to Apple’s strategy with its own fingerprint sensor tech, which is specifically off-limits to third-party devs. Apple went to… Read More

  • PasswordBox Makes It Easier To Securely Log In To Mobile Apps With 1-Tap Login On Android (& iOS Beta)

    PasswordBox Makes It Easier To Securely Log In To Mobile Apps With 1-Tap Login On Android (& iOS Beta)

    Password manager startup PasswordBox, which closed a $6 million Series A last November months after launching its freemium service, has added a new feature to its convenience boosting arsenal that improves the experience for mobile users by allowing them to sign in to other apps and websites with a single tap, i.e. rather than actually inputting a password, or copy-pasting a secure… Read More

  • After Passing 1M+ Users, PasswordBox Closes $6M Series A To Scale Its Team & Hook Into Biometrics

    After Passing 1M+ Users, PasswordBox Closes $6M Series A To Scale Its Team & Hook Into Biometrics

    PasswordBox, a password manager startup that lets users generate, store and protect multiple strong passwords to skip the need to memorise them, has closed a $6 million Series A round, led by Omers Ventures. The round also includes strategic Silicon Valley angel investors Mark Britto, CEO of m-payments company BOKU; Lee Linden, Head of Facebook eCommerce; Greg Wolfond, Chairman of… Read More

  • AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools

    AOptix Lands DoD Contract To Turn Smartphones Into Biometric Data-Gathering Tools

    Smartphones may be invading pockets and purses across the world, but AOptix may soon bring those mobile devices to some far-flung warzones. The Campbell, Calif.-based company announced earlier today that it (along with government-centric IT partner CACI) nabbed a $3 million research contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to bring its “Smart Mobile Identity” concept to fruition. Read More

  • HIIDE biometrics device scans pretty much everything… wait, at 640×480? What year is this?

    So I read about this portable biometric scanner (it’s been around for a while, but the Pentagon just ordered $10 million worth of them) and immediately looked up the first scene from Blade Runner. You know, the one with the Voigt-Kampff machine? Yeah, that’s pretty much this thing. Watch out, replicants. Read More

  • Fujitsu announces PalmSecure LT, PalmHarder

    Fujitsu started selling their PalmSecure technology back in April of 2008, to little fanfare. They did just announce the newest version the PalmSecure LT, and it’s.. still gross. The technology scans the veins in your hands using some type of near infrared light, making it look like you have all kinds of viruses growing in your flesh. Sure security is important, but does biometric… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Fingerprint garage door opener for $18

    And suddenly I wish I had a garage. The Chamberlain Fingerprint Keyless Entry system for garage doors is selling at HomeDepot.com for $18 (down from $68) until the end of the month. Read More

  • Psylock: Biometrics without the sensors

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724565&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Psylock Read More

  • Cross country skiing sensors

    [photopress:IMG_1544.JPG,full,pp_image] While most of the CrouchGear staff can barely lift a pair of skis over their heads, some people actually get onto skis and ski around on flat surfaces for exercise and sport. This is called “cross-country skiing.” Whereas my favorite part of skiing is the mulled wine and languid bowel movements back at the chalet, these people have trainers… Read More

  • Psylock: Biometric Security Without Sensors

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F724565&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Need an easy way to add biometrics to an online project? Psylock has an answer. It’s a Flash-based interface that compares your typing… Read More

  • Inexpensive biometric door lock

    [photopress:fingerprintlock.jpg,full,left]While I think biometrics are a fad, I can’t deny that it’s a handy technology. Gaining entry to a secure thing (computer, room, brothel) without having to pull out a pesky key or annoying card is the way to go. And granting that ability to your house for only $199 sounds like a killer deal to me. Biometric fingerprint door lock [Popgadget] Read More