Biometric authentication in the enterprise? It’s just a matter of time Mobile biometric authentication is officially here to stay. Most of today’s leading devices come with native biometric sensors, and virtually all have cameras, microphones and touchscreens that can be used for biometric authentication. Consumers have embraced this transformation; 86 percent have shown interest in biometric authentication according to research by Visa. Passwords, PINs, and knowledge-based authentication are steadily losing ground to biometrics as a primary means of authentication among personal users. Biometric adoption among enterprise users has moved more slowly, in large part because the biometric functionality and [...]
Multiple biometric modalities for authentication can achieve higher biometric performance.
Introduction: Biometrics use “inherent” factors (something the user is) to authenticate a user’s identity. Relative to knowledge- and possession-based authentication methods (something the user knows and something the user has), inherent authentication factors like biometrics are difficult to steal and spoof. We can’t easily tell when a fraudster uses a stolen password or mobile device, but with biometrics and liveness detection we can better detect when a fraudster is at work so that their access can be prevented.
Introduction If you looked into your Magic 8-Ball and asked, “Will I ever be able to stop using passwords for authentication?” it would certainly reply: “Outlook good.” And the outlook is good considering biometrics are making authentication simpler and more secure than ever. Passwords have never looked so retro. But if you asked us the same question, we would say you don’t need a Magic 8-Ball to know that the future of authentication is already here. Download PDF here if you are having trouble viewing. https://www.aware.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/eBook_Mobile-Biometric-Authentication-Password-Free-Future_EMAIL.pdf Facial Recognition When rumors were first heard that Apple’s iPhone X [...]
The Future of Mobile Authentication: Multimodal Biometrics - The vast majority of modern authentication implementations strive to maximize both security and convenience; that is, to:
- Make it as difficult as possible for a fraudster to steal or spoof the rightful user’s authentication factors (e.g. device, password, token, biometric).
- Avoid interference with access to the protected asset or service for the rightful user.
- Dissuade the user from circumventing the intended security mechanisms.
For financial institutions, mobile banking is a cost-effective way to reach new consumers. The technology offers financial inclusion and unprecedented convenience. The Nielsen Mobile Shopping, Banking and Payment Survey found 47 percent of consumers across the globe used their mobile phones to check their account balances at least once in the six months prior to March 2016. 42 percent said they had used their mobile devices to pay bills.
Infographic Biometrics-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions from Aware are an attractive alternative to traditional biometric software models. This technology allows organizations of all types - from governments to telecommunications companies - to quickly deploy and start using biometrics technology in their day-to-day identity management operations. In other words, with BaaS, you can start practicing fingerprint scanning and facial recognition to enroll employees and customers, thereby combating fraud and streamlining customer service, without costly, time-consuming and resource-intensive software acquisition and integration processes. Here's how it works: Aware hosts a biometrics platform in the cloud that has all [...]