Biometric wristband piloted by Canadian bank

A group of Canadian issuing banks have begun a pilot test of an NFC-enabled version of Nymi – a biometric wristband that uses the cardiac rhythm of the wearer to authenticate the user’s identity.

British job centers to introduce biometric recognition

Job centers across the United Kingdom are due to get a technological makeover, courtesy of biometric and signature recognition pads, reports IT Pro Portal.

Biometrics will become “mainstream” in 2014 – and fingerprints are just the start, says Ericsson

Fingerprint identification systems could sweep through the world faster than most have predicted, according to Ericcsson, the world’s largest cellphone network maker – based on opinion polls of 100,000 smartphone users around the world.

“Do not keep sensitive data on iPhone,” group warns after latex-fingerprint hack

Germany’s Chaos Computer Club released a video showing how a “fake fingerprint” made from latex could be used to fool the sensor, allowing any attacker access to the handset.

Apple’s fingerprint-reading iPhone 5S – a new dawn for biometric security?

Apple introduced biometric security to iPhone for the first time with the launch of its new iPhone 5S, featuring what Apple describes as an “intelligent” and “accurate” laser fingerprint sensor.

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