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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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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Branddocs partners with BioID to deliver e-signing with a selfie

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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BioID AG, a cloud biometrics leader, and Branddocs Inc., a provider of digital transaction management solutions (DTM) for eDocuments in Spain and Latin America, today announced a partnership to integrate BioID’s mobile multimodal biometric authentication into Branddocs’ eIDAS Cloud Solutions platform.

“Digital signing relies heavily on trust. When dealing with contracts and other electronic transactions, it is critical to be able to count on the identity of the sender and signer,” noted Saioa Echebarria, CEO of Branddocs. “Using BioID’s intuitive face recognition with liveness detection we can offer our customers strong, fraud-resistant identity proofing that is as natural and reliable as signing face-to-face.”

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BioID announces OAuth service for multifactor authentication

OAuth 2.0

BioID GmbH, a leader in cloud biometrics, today announced a new biometric authentication service based on the OAuth 2.0 authorization standard and the company’s own BioID Web Service (BWS). The service enables fast and easy integration of biometric authentication.

The OAuth service offers “privacy by design” – biometrics are stored anonymously and completely separate from any personally identifiable information. Unlike passwords or tokens, biometric recognition with liveness detection assures the user’s presence during registration and authentication. The current release supports face recognition, with OpenID Connect, voice recognition and one-time password (OTP) support planned in subsequent releases.

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Keyloggers, trojans and hackers, oh my! How to build a better password manager.

do not forget the key

A newly discovered variant of a particularly nasty and widespread piece of malware could be a big threat to people using password managers. So, does this mean password managers are a bad idea? Should we go back to file cards and sticky notes to store our passwords? Or can we enjoy the benefits of a password manager without fear of theft?

By allowing users to create unique strong passwords for each account, password managers are as seen as an important solution to the growing flood of passwords today's internet users have to deal with. Unfortunately, researchers at IBM's Trusteer security group have discovered a variant of the Trojan known as Citadel, specifically targeting popular password managers including KeePass and PasswordSafe, which could easily target others as well.

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