NexID releases enhances anti-spoofing solution
NexID Biometrics LLC, whose spoof-mitigation technology boosts protection in applications with critical security-authentication needs, announced an enhanced fake-finger-detection solution for both embedded fingerprint-sensor systems and those yet to be introduced.
The enhancement stems from a breakthrough in speed and processing efficiency. The new system is a complete overhaul and NexID. The software has produced a targeted solution that’s suited for both mobile devices with fingerprint sensors, including smart phones from Apple and Samsung, and embedded modules — such as ATMs and terminals for entry access, time and attendance, and point of sale – which combine sensor and microprocessor controllers.
NexID achieved the breakthrough by redesigning its software for integration with embedded “match-on-chip” implementations where matching and fake-finger-detection software execute on the same processor that controls the fingerprint sensor’s image-capture, enrollment and authentication operations.
Many of the devices addressed by the upgrade in NexID software are used in situations where the person whose identity is being authenticated is alone and unsupervised, although perhaps monitored by camera, and is therefore more capable of covertly spoofing the fingerprint sensor than if he or she were in a more observed or monitored situation such as a border crossing or security- related airport kiosk.
Depending on the device or application, NexID’s fake-finger-detection solution could be used to supplement other factors of authentication, such as pins and passwords, or to replace pins and passwords as a more convenient form of authentication, such as unlocking a mobile device or using an ATM.
Roboform password manager adds multi-factor authentication
Siber Systems Inc., maker of RoboForm, announced the availability of a free multi-factor authentication capability. The feature, offered free to RoboForm Everywhere subscribers, enables users to extend the trusted environment for their passwords by verifying their personal laptops, PCs and mobile devices before accessing their RoboForm information.
The authentication capability is a new layer of protection, added to the standard RoboForm user name/password log-in process on an opt-in basis. Together, the steps further increase RoboForm Everywhere’s level of security.
RoboForm users interested in the multifactor capability first “turn on” the feature within their RoboForm Everywhere account. After activation, the feature will send a one-time password to the user’s registered email account each time they log on from an unregistered computer or mobile device. The email contains a unique code the person uses to verify the device. Once the device is registered, it is approved for repeated use along with the user name and log-in password. Devices can be deleted from the “approved” list at any time at the user’s discretion.
RoboForm is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices.
CARTES North America relocates to Washington, D.C.
CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA announced the relocation of the 2015 event from Las Vegas to Washington, DC. The fourth edition will now take place May 5 – 7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The first three editions were held in Las Vegas and after extensive surveys and discussions with customers, show management has made the strategic decision that it is time to move the event in order to attract a larger qualified audience.
The CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA conference will run for three days over several tracks, covering the latest issues affecting the industry. Manufacturers and suppliers from more than 25 countries are again expected to be participating in the 2015 event.