April 2016

Fingerprint payments to be developed in time for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Biometrics, Mobile payments, Security|Tags: , |

Last week the Japanese Government announced that it would commence development of fingerprint payment technology in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The system is part of a broader strategy to increase the annual number of foreign tourists to visiting Japan to 40 million by that date. The way the system will work is that: inbound [...]

March 2016

My fingerprint’s been stolen! How do I reset it?

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Biometrics, Security|Tags: , , |

Biometric authentication using fingerprints is meant to both improve security and simplify the authentication UX  - but what happens when your fingerprint has been stolen?  How do you reset it? Fingerprint spoofing Fingerprint spoofing is not new.  It wasn't longer after the iPhone 5S was released when the first successful demonstration of how to circumvent Touch [...]