biometrics

  • New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

    New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

    Transmit Security, a new security startup that wants to make it easier for developers to implement biometric authentication, came out of stealth today with $40 million in self-funding. With all of the high-profile hacks over the last several years from the DNC to Sony to Target; it’s clear that we need better ways to prevent unauthorized access to our computer networks. One of the… Read More

  • Synaptics’ new sensors point to button-free fingerprint readers

    Synaptics’ new sensors point to button-free fingerprint readers

    The FS9100 name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then, no one really chooses fingerprint scanners for their flashy name. The latest technology from Synaptics could, however, very well alter the way smartphone manufacturers approach biometric unlocking, making it possible to embed a sensor under up to one millimeter of glass. That means, among other things, that phone makers will… Read More

  • 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