Posts Tagged ‘Iris Scanner’

LG G7 rumoured to house an advanced iris scanner

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

We are expecting the latest LG handset to join the G family next month at Mobile World Congress, and rumours are going wild.

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Last month, a patent was discovered that suggested the Korean tech company is preparing to use advanced AIO Eye-Scanning technology set to take on Apple’s FaceID.  It will not only unlock the device, but also help you make protect sensitive information by checking the biometric characteristics of the eye.

The patent also suggests that the consumer may be required to follow a series of dots on the screen with their eye; an upgrade to current pattern unlock where you swipe with a finger. Dubbed as an “active” retina scanning with a moving eye adds an additional security level that ensures someone cannot break into the phone just by holding up a static image of your eye.

Register your interest in the LG G7 to be first in line for preorders when they hit later this year.

 

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IRIS Scanners are the Future of banking

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Over 20 million Brits are now banking online, with Mobile phones being the device of choice for managing your money. As our reliance on online banking has increased, so too has the need for higher security.

Mobiles started off with 4 digit PIN codes and progressed to the embedded fingerprint scanners prevalent in most devices on the market. Manufactures are now developing security measures further, with the current IRIS scanning technology and facial recognition rumoured to be appearing on the iPhone 8 next month. The biometrics used in Iris scanners contains 266 unique characteristics compared to the fingerprint’s 60, allowing it to offer ”an unparalleled level of cyber security.”

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A report from the Telegraph has stated that TSB will be the first bank in Europe to allow its mobile customers to unlock their account using a mobile iris scanner.

From September, TSB customers who own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ will be able to simply look at their phones to securely access their account.

“As well as a more customer-friendly approach to identification, iris recognition is also the most secure method of authentication available today. We want our mobile app customers to continue to have a fast, easy-to-use experience; iris recognition delivers that and, when combined with our other security measures, an unparalleled level of cybersecurity.” - Carlos Abarca, TSB’s chief information officer.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to use Iris Scanner for Payments

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The Galaxy Note 7 will offer us the next step in biometrics, the ability to pay for items and in app purchases with a glimpse.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 includes an iris scanner which is being developed for the opportunity to work as an additional way to authenticate a purchase made via Samsung Pay (in a similar way to our current fingerprint sensors).

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner

But why should we use the iris scanner in this way? Simply put the Iris scanner undeniably adds another layer of security to the handset. But it’s interesting to note that unlike other payments via Google or Apple, Samsung Pay does not use NFC chips to take the payments, making it a more secure method.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner payments

Further in the future we can see the Iris scanner being used to open up payment or banking apps like PayPal, especially as leaks suggest Samsung are currently working alongside major financial companies in the USA for integration of this security to popular banking apps.

Other handsets that feature Iris Scanners include Samsung Galaxy 950 and Samsung Galaxy 950XL.

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 today to be the first to get your hands on this innovative device.

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