Will selfies kill the traditional password? (BBC News)

In a world increasingly dependent on online transactions – from paying your credit card bill to setting your thermostat – web security is more important than ever. But one company says the traditional passwords don’t cut it anymore. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports on how biometric technology is being used to protect our smartphones and even our bank accounts.

Read more
Goodbye passwords, forever! (CNBC’s Squawk Box)

Tom Grissen, Daon’s Chief Executive Officer, explains how biometrics can get rid of passwords on your mobile device, delivering more convenience to the consumer while still keeping it secure. Mr Grissen said “If you want to authenticate with your voice you can, you can swipe your finger on a sensor, or you you can take a selfie.”

Read more
Body of evidence: Biometrics and YOU (The Register)

The proliferation of password protection has become an assault on the senses. The rise of biometric authentication is helping to create some balance, enabling verification with a simple interaction, which, for many, is the fingerprint reader on a mobile phone. And once you start using the fingerprint/phone combo for NFC payments, the convenience it offers soon becomes habitual.

Read more
Daon’s Conor White Celebrates NAFCU Innovation Award Win for IdentityX Platform (CU Broadcast)

Doan’s President, Americas Conor White joined CU Broadcast in their Studio Lounge just after winning NAFCU’s Innovation Award for Daon’s biometric security platform IdentityX that credit unions can integrate into their mobile application. CU Broadcast Host Mike Lawson said “It is hands down one of the coolest innovations to come along in quite a while — and it will be coming to your credit union when you want it.” Ask your vendors about it today.

Read more
Voice Recognition: what your bank needs? (The Banker)

The Banker, a UK publication viewed as the trusted source of banking information since 1926, recently published an article that looks at voice recognition technology and it’s uses within the banking industry. Banks are trumpeting their use of voice recognition technology in a way not seen before, using it to demonstrate their innovation credentials and their customer-centric nature. Joy Macknight, looks at the ways in which it is being utilized.

Read more
Daon Biometric Platform for Payment Security (The Nilson Report)

Daon was recently profiled in The Nilson Report, the leading publication covering payment systems worldwide. The article, titled “Daon Biometric Platform for Payment Security,” highlights our IdentityX® platform, which provides mobile biometric authentication using face, voice and fingerprint. The article discusses our work with USAA as well as MasterCard, who has licensed IdentityX as one of the authentication technologies used in Identity Check™ (dubbed “Selfie Pay” by the media).

Read more
MasterCard’s Vision for Biometrics Gets Closer to Reality (Payments Source)

Payments Source recently published an article that focused on MasterCard’s solution for biometric authentication, which includes Daon’s IdentityX® Platform as one of the authentication technologies behind MasterCard Identity Check™. John Adams, the writer, says that “Biometric authentication has been “replacing” passwords for a long time, but for the most part accounts still rely on remembered credentials than physical identifiers. This may change soon, as the enabling hardware and the business case for biometrics are closer to reality than ever before.”

Read more