Will selfies kill the traditional password? (BBC News)

In a world increasingly dependent on online transactions – from paying your credit card bill to setting your thermostat – web security is more important than ever. But one company says the traditional passwords don’t cut it anymore. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports on how biometric technology is being used to protect our smartphones and even our bank accounts.

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Goodbye passwords, forever! (CNBC’s Squawk Box)

Tom Grissen, Daon’s Chief Executive Officer, explains how biometrics can get rid of passwords on your mobile device, delivering more convenience to the consumer while still keeping it secure. Mr Grissen said “If you want to authenticate with your voice you can, you can swipe your finger on a sensor, or you you can take a selfie.”

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Body of evidence: Biometrics and YOU (The Register)

The proliferation of password protection has become an assault on the senses. The rise of biometric authentication is helping to create some balance, enabling verification with a simple interaction, which, for many, is the fingerprint reader on a mobile phone. And once you start using the fingerprint/phone combo for NFC payments, the convenience it offers soon becomes habitual.

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Daon’s Conor White Celebrates NAFCU Innovation Award Win for IdentityX Platform (CU Broadcast)

Doan’s President, Americas Conor White joined CU Broadcast in their Studio Lounge just after winning NAFCU’s Innovation Award for Daon’s biometric security platform IdentityX that credit unions can integrate into their mobile application. CU Broadcast Host Mike Lawson said “It is hands down one of the coolest innovations to come along in quite a while — and it will be coming to your credit union when you want it.” Ask your vendors about it today.

 

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Voice Recognition: what your bank needs? (The Banker)

The Banker, a UK publication viewed as the trusted source of banking information since 1926, recently published an article that looks at voice recognition technology and it’s uses within the banking industry. Banks are trumpeting their use of voice recognition technology in a way not seen before, using it to demonstrate their innovation credentials and their customer-centric nature. Joy Macknight, looks at the ways in which it is being utilized.

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MasterCard’s Vision for Biometrics Gets Closer to Reality (Payments Source)

Payments Source recently published an article that focused on MasterCard’s solution for biometric authentication, which includes Daon’s IdentityX® Platform as one of the authentication technologies behind MasterCard Identity Check™. John Adams, the writer, says that “Biometric authentication has been “replacing” passwords for a long time, but for the most part accounts still rely on remembered credentials than physical identifiers. This may change soon, as the enabling hardware and the business case for biometrics are closer to reality than ever before.”

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One million use Dublin Airport U.S. preclearance facility in a year (International Airport Review)

Dublin Airport has welcomed its one millionth Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance passenger in a ceremony marking the occasion. Selected passenger Philamena Linton was presented with a bottle of champagne on the 15 December shortly before boarding her Delta flight to New York. For the first time since the facility opened in 2010, a million people have been processed in a single year.

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