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In a recent article published in Popular Science, technology writer, Dan Moren, in response to Alibaba’s news that consumers would soon be able to authorize payments to purchase goods using facial recognition, asked himself the question, “how hard would it be to spoof the facial recognition?”

The answer:  Easier than you think.

Moren first tried using a high-quality photo of himself  – with the eyes cut out so he could hold it up to his face and blink, as most systems require that the person blink in order to verify that a real person is using the scanner – and was not authenticated.

Undaunted, he proceeded to...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

Can’t happen fast enough really! We read more and more about it: "I would love to kill the password dead as a primary security method because it's terrible," White House cybersecurity coordinator Michael Daniel told a security forum last year.

A recent story published by AFP and syndicated to news portal Business Insider offered a review of biometrics’ growing acceptance in the marketplace.  Apple’s introduction of the iPhone with Touch ID can be said to have captured the interest of a public...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

Losses due to fraud, specifically mobile, are staggering. As we’ve previously written in this blog, for a large company with approximate revenues of $2.5 billion, the average loss due to mobile fraud is $92.3 million, or roughly 3 percent of revenues.  Some companies reported that they have lost as much as 25 percent of revenues due to mobile fraud.  These findings were part of a study conducted by TeleSign and RSA last month.

 

Why Voice Biometrics Could Be The Next Ga...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

During a webinar held yesterday, Voice Biometrics in a Multi-Modal Future, Jesus Aragon, VP of Corporate Business Development and Marketing for AGNITIO, joined Dan Miller, Founder and Senior Analyst at Opus Research; Julia Webb, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VoiceVault; and Alexey Khitrov, President and CEO of SpeechPro, to discuss trends in the usage of voice biometrics (VB).

Moderated by Peter O’Neill, founder and publisher of news and industry portal findBIOMETRICS, the webinar began with findings by Opus Research and then proceeded to answer questions based on VB adoption, use cases, mobile applications, the Internet of Things, privacy, and security. 

Aragon explained that VB offers a “small investment for a huge return....



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications

New password alternatives and credential technologies announced at White House summit

Last week, Microsoft announced that it will ship a password replacement solution in Windows 10, and plans to support FIDO authentication. Microsoft discussed its plans at the White House Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection summit at Stanford University, where Microsoft and other FIDO Alliance members emphasized the importance of a ubiquitous ecosystem with industry standards. 

However, Microsoft has been discussi...



Posted by Andrew Humber, Senior Director Marketing Communications