Is Now the Time to Jump on The Multifactor Biometrics Bandwagon?

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Brent Whitfield. He is the CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc.

Multifactor Biometrics

Multifactor Biometrics

For many security and technology experts, the advantages of multifactor biometrics have been becoming increasingly clear as criminals and security gurus alike continue to pick holes in standalone biometric authentication systems.

Now, for the first time, serious financial forecasts have outlined the potential size of the biometrics market to global infrastructure protection up to 2020 – and it’s pretty big!

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5 Ways Biometric Security Will Redefine Mobile Phone Authentication

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS by Nasrullah Patel

You may be aware of the term “biometrics” – an evolving technology used for identity authentication and access privilege. The word biometrics is derived from the Greek language where bio stands for life and metrics for measure. Biometric security technology was first made commercial in the year 1970. It has become intrinsic for almost all security technologies ranging from government and military standpoints to private organizations, healthcare, and the telecom sector.

Mobile devices play a significant role in everyday life, not only for communicating with others but also used for entertainments and social relationships. Along with the increase in the usage of mobile devices like smartphones, tablet PCs, laptops, and other portable devices, the growth of confidential data like (bank accounts, personal and official e-mails, photographs, video) that these mobile devices store is also increasing. Currently, biometric security is one of the best authentication solutions to raise security within the mobile environment and there are plenty of examples of integrating biometric technology via Mobile App Development that includes; mobile voting, banking, and performing online transactions.

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Do Mobile Biometrics Need More Security?

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Does the rising use of biometrics on mobile devices require a higher level of security?

The following is a guest post submitted to M2SYS.

When it comes to an organization’s information security systems, passwords are possibly the weakest link. This is why many inroads are being made in the field of biometric authentication technologies. Take a look at the rate of website breaches, and you can make the discernment whether or not biometrics and mobile biometrics are necessary. Companies can force users to come up with long and complex passwords. Yet, many will then write these passwords down somewhere simply because they are difficult to remember. In this regard, biometric authentication can be a foolproof approach—especially when using mobile devices that are the increasing method people use for accessing their accounts. Now the question remains, do mobile device biometrics need more security? Continue reading →

The Impact of Mobile Biometrics in Banking

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The acceptability of mobile biometrics in banking is on the rise

Smartphones are powerful tools, and when used for authentication purposes in banking, they can become even more so.

The rising demand to more effectively secure online and mobile banking and financial services transactions through accurate customer identification to prevent identity theft and banking fraud has sparked an interest in the use of biometric identification technology.

Biometric identification solutions provide quick and accurate customer authentication by using unique physiological characteristics (who you are) for identification instead of PINs (what you know) or ID cards (what you have).

Biometric identification technology is difficult if not nearly impossible to forge, meaning that through the use of biometrics, the banking and financial services sector can drastically reduce or even completely eliminate losses incurred by customer identity theft and fraud. A lot of banks around the world are already using biometric technology for customer identification, and a lot more are following suit.
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Top 3 Trends in Biometric Security Technology for 2015

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The growing need for superior levels of security giving birth of new trends in biometric technology

Biometric technology is constantly evolving in today’s digital security world and as we reach mid-year 2015, it is time to take a look at the previous months of this year and identify the top 3 trends in biometrics security technology thus far.

In today’s technological world – communicating, banking, travelling, doing business online, using government services, accessing the cloud or benefiting from the Internet of Things (IoT) – consumers utilize digital security technology every day. In many of these markets, biometric security technology is precipitously increasing as a more secure technology to protect data access than passwords or personal identification numbers (PINs). If you are planning to adopt biometric technology in 2015, here’s a look at the latest industry trends. Continue reading →

Uber Sex Scandal Demands Biometric-Based Driver Tracking System

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Picture 1: Cab-hailing companies are changing the way many people getting around cities all over the world.

Transportation services / networks such as Uber, the online cab-hailing company, are changing the way many people travel around cities all over the world. But the question is, how safe are the cab drivers or who are taking you for a ride? Legislators in some countries are addressing the issue to improve passenger safety following reports of assault and sexual violence in recent months.

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5 Recent Trends in Biometric Technology

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Recent trends in biometric technology trends suggest more secure and convenient ways of identification and authentication.

With the pace of rapid innovation in today’s biometric technology field, new uses are appearing to make the process of authentication more convenient and secure. These innovative and useful processes of human identification are increasing in frequency with every year. As these uses are increasing, they are also creating some trends and reshaping the way we identify humans. Continue reading →

Biometrics and Access Control on the Move: A New Era

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New developments in biometric identification management technology now allow access control on the fly.

The following guest post was submitted by Sarah Smith on behalf of The Real Estate Academy of Australia. Sarah is a small business owner, and is currently learning about marketing and using the internet. Aside from working on her own business, she likes to use social media, and read travel books.

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Are Mobile Payments Headed Towards Biometrics and the Cloud?

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Mobile payments and cloud adoption are on the rise in the banking industry, and mobile biometrics technology can help the industry to effectively secure mobile device transactions through the cloud bringing convenience to customers.

The global world of retail payments is rapidly advancing technologically, giving rise to many future possibilities to authenticate transactions and more efficiently allowing the banking industry to securely attract and connect with customers. It is now possible for an individual to make payments on the move via mobile devices, enjoy access to multiple payment methods and currency options, and feel secure in the knowledge that their sensitive data is protected due to new sophisticated technologies like cloud and mobile biometrics, which were developed to combat fraudulent activity.

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Impact of Recent Court Order Request to Unlock iPhone with Biometrics

the use of biometrics on smartphones raises questions about the legality of asking people to submit their biometric credentials to unlock the device

A recent court ruling on the legality of submitting individual biometric credentials to unlock a smartphone favors the legal system.

The following guest post was submitted by The Carter Capner Group, a law firm serving Queensland and the Australian city of Brisbane.

Many people such as personal injury and compensation lawyers Carter Capner have confidential information on their smartphones. Thanks to advances in technology, people no longer need to rely on a password to protect their sensitive data. It is now possible to lock a cell phone with the owner’s fingerprint. This eliminates the possibility of a hacker figuring out the password to access the contents of the phone. It is this exact fingerprint technology that was the subject of a case in Virginia criminal court last November. In this case, a key ruling was made that will now make it easier for law enforcement officials to gather evidence that is contained on a smartphone. The judge ruled that criminal defendants can now be legally compelled to open their phone for police if it has been locked using a fingerprint recognition program. One would imagine this ruling will also carry over and apply to other devices such as tablets, laptops and PCs.
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