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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Multifactor authentication with mobile biometrics

Passwords scribbled on a laptop keyboard.

User authentication is the process of verifying a user's identity in order to grant access to data and services. Traditional authentication relies on passwords, but it is all too clear that this is no longer an acceptable solution. On the one hand, advances in technology have made it much easier to crack even a difficult password. On the other hand, the sheer number of accounts that an individual must manage has grown to the point where most people cannot remember a different long and complex password for each account. For instance:

A better solution is needed that provides greater security while making it easier on legitimate users to access their accounts.

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BioID launches facial recognition authenticator app for iPhone and iPad

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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BioID Facial Recognition App Icon

BioID GmbH, a cloud biometrics leader, today announced the availability of the BioID Facial Recognition app for iPhone and iPad. The free app enables developers and companies to add biometric authentication to their mobile platforms with just a few lines of code; their end users can then enjoy secure and convenient login and transaction authorization as easily as taking a selfie. Face recognition provides strong multifactor security (biometrics + phone) with a simple user experience, while patented liveness detection ensures that attackers can’t trick the system with a photo.

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