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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

A little over a week ago, AGNITIO attended its first Mobile World Congress, or MWC as it is more fondly referred to by those of us that have been going there since its humble days in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.
MWC is the #1 event for the mobile industry and this was their most successful show to date with over 93,000 attendees from 200+ countries checking out the products and technologies of over 2100 exhibitors across 8 halls at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

And it was a really great show for AGNITIO! Biometrics are hot, very hot, and the level of interest in what we are doing is high, if nearly 50 meetings in three and a half days is anything to go by.

While our room m...



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