BioID steps up its data privacy and protection commitment

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Ann-Kathrin Schmitt
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BioID’s “privacy by design” biometric cloud service assures online user presence under full data privacy

BioID anonymous face recognition with legally compliant data centers allows for strong authentication under full data protection. 
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Nuremberg, Germany - 08.11.2017: BioID, a leader in multimodal “Biometrics as a Service”, has entered into agreements with both Microsoft Cloud Germany and Deutsche Telekom to host its highly in demand BioID Web Service (BWS) in the data center of T-Systems for further enhancing data security and privacy. T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is acting as the data trustee in ensuring that all data is stored exclusively in data centres on German soil, and T-Systems controls all access to customer data and any associated infrastructure.

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BioID collaborates with any2any for secure user journey and convenient user experience

  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Ann-Kathrin Schmitt
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First deployment goes live in Austria

Intuitive and secure authentication powered by BioID for the new experience platform by any2any.

Nuremberg and Munich, Germany – October 9, 2017 – any2any: the experience platform and cloud biometrics developer BioID today announced a partnership in which BioID’s face recognition will be used to provide the user experience when using any2any’s “experience platform”. The any2any platform enables customized, secure, branded experiences for applications such as co-working and flexible working environments, events, travel, education and enterprise. Enabling corporates to move into secure and authenticated working environments, the collaboration is set to deliver convenient on-boarding and check-in processes for use cases such as physical and virtual access, secure payment and navigation.

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BioID launches eye recognition web service in public beta release

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • Tanya Graw
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New eye recognition will enable greater flexibility, accuracy, new authentication use cases

BioID Eye Recognition - for your eyes only.

Cloud biometrics developer BioID today announced the beta release of a new biometric trait, eye (periocular) recognition, as part of the BioID Web Service (BWS).  Alongside the cloud-based face and voice authentication already available in BWS, the new trait gives developers an additional strong choice when integrating biometric authentication with their applications. Eye recognition will enable new use cases that were not possible with face recognition and can deliver greater performance in certain applications.

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BioID launches face recognition app for Android and releases source code

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Tanya Graw
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App icon - BioID Mobile Facial Recongition Authenticator

Cloud biometrics developer BioID today announced the release of the Android version of its face recognition authenticator and the availability of source code for both the Android and iOS versions of the app. While mobile app developers could always integrate BioID's facial recognition via the BioID Web Service API, regardless of platform, the mobile app source code allows developers to more quickly integrate biometric authentication directly into their apps on the two platforms that power the vast majority of mobile devices. Furthermore, with the apps anyone interested in biometric authentication can experience just how secure and convenient face recognition can be.

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BioID partners with Worldcore for biometric online payments

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Tanya Graw
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Screen capture of BioID technology used for Worldcore account access.

Nuremberg, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic – February 14, 2017 – Internet financial services provider Worldcore and cloud biometrics developer BioID today announced a joint project in which BioID’s facial recognition will be used to secure Worldcore’s payment platform, adding a second form of authentication called FaceKey.

Worldcore offers a wide array of online financial services for businesses and consumers, including e-commerce purchases, bill payment, debit cards and international money transfers, with flexible account loading and payout options.

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German biometrics company BioID collaborates with A-Trust

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Tanya Graw
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With the new EU eIDAS regulation that went into effect on July 1, especially in Germany the demand is extremely high for a secure signature solution that is valid across the EU. For this reason BioID, the developer of biometric face recognition software located in Nürnberg, is expanding its marketing position by collaborating with A-Trust, a qualified trust service provider from Vienna.

The declared goal of the EU regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market – in short eIDAS – is to simplify electronic transactions across the EU between citizens, government authorities and companies. Corresponding solutions, such as the mobile phone-based Handy-Signatur identification solution from A-Trust, immediately make digital everyday business for companies and administration EU-wide more independent and, above all, more secure.

The company BioID, a developer of biometric face recognition with a global customer base, and A-Trust were convinced of solutions based on the especially secure identification and authentication data storage from A-Trust in Vienna. It guarantees a basis of trust for digital identification of persons across Europe.

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Challenge-response available to guard against video attacks

  • Monday, September 12, 2016
  • Tanya Graw
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BioID challenge-response uses motion detection to verify that the head is turned in a randomly specfied direction.

One of the challenges in biometrics is to protect against so-called replay attacks, where a person's biometrics are copied or recorded and presented by an impostor to mimic the real thing. From the start, we included our unique patented liveness detection to protect against such attacks using photos of a legitimate user. Now you can have even stronger protection from impostors attempting to access another person's account using videos of that person. With challenge-response, during verification users are guided to turn their head in specified random directions. Motion analysis verifies that the instructions were followed. In this way, we ensure that the verification images captured are from a live person and not a photo or video.

This option can be enabled in your BioID account profile settings, and is available for verification through BioID websites as well as in the latest version of the BioID Face Recognition Authenticator for iOS.

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Multi-factor authentication available to secure your BioID account

Knowledge factor: something you know, e.g. passwordInherence factor: something you are, biometricsPossession factor: something you have, e.g. security code from mobile device or email

For additional protection you can now protect your BioID account with multi-factor authentication! It's easy and flexible, simply log in using any two factors: biometrics, password or a one-time security code delivered via TOTP authenticator app, SMS text message or email. You can even have BioID remember trusted devices and browsers so that multi-factor is only required when the device/browser is not recognized.

This also provides a secure fall-back: in case you forget your password, for instance, you can still log in with biometrics and security code.

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