3D-Printed Fingerprints: The Tipping Point of Spoofed Biometrics

By Asem Othman | August 4, 2016
Recently, the media has been abuzz with stories of fingerprints replicated by 3D printers. Fusion first reported the story of researchers at Michigan State University tasked by law enforcement to create a copy of a deceased victim’s fingerprint. The police needed to recreate the print to unlock the individual’s mobile phone as part of their […]
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Biometrics Bringing Future Tech to Airport Security

By Jason Braverman | July 26, 2016
Anyone who frequents an airport has likely found themselves standing in an unmoving, seemingly mile-long line of travelers staring at a security checkpoint. In response to complaints, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration recently ramped up its hiring in an effort to reduce wait times. This has helped prevent summer travel lines from reaching overwhelming lengths, […]
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Could Your Emotions Be the Next Big Biometric?

By Ian E. Muller | July 12, 2016
Biometrics are helping to reshape how we view security, but this technology is also affecting how we interact with the world-at-large. As more companies roll out biometric-based login solutions and the technology behind them evolves, what will the next big biometric be? A Brave New World In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the world exists […]
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Biometrics & Privacy: Is Your Soul At Risk?

By Jason Braverman | May 24, 2016
Many primitive cultures believed that having your photograph taken would steal your soul, or dishonored the spirit world. This was true across a variety of cultures, from the Mayans, who believed mirrors were portals to another realm, to Native American tribes. In fact, in some places people are still wary of photography. In Chamula, Mexico, […]
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Identity Theft & Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | April 5, 2016
One of the major hurdles for businesses when it comes to investing in and deploying biometrics solutions is misinformation. There are a wide variety of myths surrounding biometric authentication systems that have to be properly “busted” in order to clear up this innovated security infrastructure and ensure that a strong foundation of understanding exists. By […]
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4 Fingers – A Better Way to Capture Fingerprints

By Ian E. Muller | February 24, 2016
4 Fingers – An Introduction 4 Fingers is a proprietary biometric software system for fingerprint based authorization and identification, patented by Veridium. The technology was developed by our computer vision group based out of Oxford, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. 4 Fingers was built from the outset to be a world-leading biometric in terms of its […]
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2016 is a Key Year in Biometrics

By Ian E. Muller | January 26, 2016
Biometrics are at the forefront of data security as concerns for cybersecurity grow and companies question how to best protect their data, employees, and customers. Many experts have predicted that 2016 will be the year of the “megahack,” and firms are scrambling to protect themselves rather than end up like Target, Home Depot, or Sony. […]
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