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MasterCard Launches Identity Check App Supporting ‘Selfie’ Authentication for SecureCode

MasterCard released their Identity Check app in early October, which is now available in 12 countries across Europe and set to be released globally in 2017. While this app has gotten the most attention for it’s ‘selfie pay’ feature, supporting the use of facial recognition in place of a password, it additionally supports fingerprint biometrics

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Over 150 Biometric and 2FA Products Certified to Meet FIDO’s Interoperability Standard

In early April, the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance announced that they have now certified over 150 two-factor authentication and biometric products for replacing static passwords, an increase of 50 percent just in the last quarter. These products meet the group’s specifications under their published Universal Authentication Framework, with several major mobile handset manufacturers and

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MasterCard to Launch Identity Check App in 14 Countries this Summer, Bringing Biometrics to More Card Absent Transactions

MasterCard showcased their new Identity Check product at the Mobile World Congress in late February, announcing that after successful trials they will be rolling it out this summer in North America and across much of Europe. Identity Check is an application consumers will be able to download onto their mobile devices, tablets and PCs that

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MasterCard Announces Identity Check, Which Will Support Biometric and SMS Authentication by 2016

MasterCard recently announced a new suite of authentication options for the online and mobile channel, branded MasterCard Identity Check, which will use various forms of biometrics and SMS one-time-passwords to authenticate card not present transactions. The service is expected to launch in the U.S. by mid-2016 with a global launch planned for the following year. MasterCard Identity

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Early Warning Acquires Authentify and their Multi-Factor Authentication Technology

Early Warning, the cooperative owned by five of the largest U.S. banks that provides risk management services to financial institutions and payment companies, announced their plans to acquire mobile-based authentication provider Authentify on April 7th while terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Authentify, which provides multi-factor authentication services primarily centered on mobile devices, was a natural fit

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Google and Samsung Each Announce Mobile Payment Plans Utilizing Tokenization and Biometric Authentication

Following Apple’s lead Samsung and Google each announced mobile payment services of their own with a similar naming structure. The recently announced Samsung Pay and Android Pay will both make use of fingerprint biometrics to authenticate transactions as well as tokenization, although all three systems have their similarities and differences. Both organizations announced their planned mobile payment developments

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Are the FIDO Alliance Authentication Specifications the Beginning of the End for Passwords?

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance released their first documents for stronger authentication at the end of 2014 with version 1.0 of their Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) specifications. The group of more than 150 member organizations hopes to usher in the post-password era through biometrics, hardware and other forms of

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New technology verifies device users by how they use the touchscreen

Researches at Georgia Tech have developed a security system that recognizes and distinguishes a mobile device user from other people based on patterns, pressure and speed when swiping and tapping touch screens. Successful implementation would provide extra protection against device theft and preventing access to banking, email and other apps or accounts. The new behavior-based

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RSA Acquires Mobile Multifactor Authentication Company

In late July RSA, the security arm of EMC, acquired PassBan for an undisclosed amount and it will now be under RSA’s Identity Access Management division. Read More

 
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Apple Acquires Mobile and Network Security Firm AuthenTec

On July 27 Apple acquired AuthenTec, who provides encryption technology, fingerprint sensors and identity management software, for $356 million. After filing a shareholder notification document related to this acquisition with the SEC it was apparent that Apple was in a hurry to acquire the company’s fingerprint scanning technology, and while this has many potential uses

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