Hotel Business Put At Risk after POS Hack

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In June this year, 20 hotels run by HEI Hotels and Resorts, including Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and Intercontinental were affected by the malware which targeted payment card information of customers. According to privately-owned HEI, hackers were desired to target POS (point of sale) systems and steal card data used by customers to make payments. In…

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Biometrics on Smartphones to Change Our Life for the Better

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To date, the world is more connected than ever before. According to a report in Biometricupdate, the number of total smartphones users worldwide will surpass 2.5 billion in 2016, which is equivalent to 33.8 percent of the world population. In other words, the rapid growth in the availability and incorporation of mobile phones in almost…

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Biometric vehicle access to grow 20% during 2016-2020

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According to an article in Markets and Markets, the vehicle security system market is dominated by remote keyless entry systems in terms of value. In details, over 70% of vehicles manufactured today are equipped with a remote keyless entry system, either as a standard or an optional feature. And although this is wonderful, the fact…

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Widespread Use of Biometrics In Consumer Electronics Projected

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While the adoption of biometric has been focused on the government sector, market dynamics are shifting, as these technologies find increasing use in consumer electronic (CE) products. In other words, with the rising number of CE products featuring biometric sensors, it becomes as a huge opportunity. According to an article in Grand View Research, the…

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Consumer Electronics Will Dominate the Biometric Market in Asia Pacific (2015-2025)

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According to a new report of Strategic Defense Intelligence (2015), Asia Pacific is predicted to become the fastest growing biometrics market globally. In 2015, this market has value at $1.1 billion and is expected to increase three fold by 2025 ($3.3 billion). Moreover, SDI’s research on the Asia Pacific biometric market also puts this growth…

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Why Biometrics Plays an Important Role in Animal Identification?

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Cattle identification has recently played an influential role towards understanding disease trajectory, vaccination, production management, and animal ownership assignment. Cattle identification and tracking is defined as the process of accurately recognizing individual cattle and their products via a unique identifier or marker. In the past, some traditional methods such as ear tags, branding, tattooing, and…

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Digital Identification Market Grows Significantly in Africa

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There is a growing recognition of the importance of identification for sustainable development. Due to a number of powerful factors related to security, development and new technology, many countries in Africa have been introducing new ID programs or upgrading existing ones to increase their capabilities. Conventional ID systems are rapidly giving way to digital ID…

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Iris Smartphone to Help Build a Digital India

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As India is going to finish its 1.2 billion people biometric enrollment, Indian Government is paying more attention into the authentication market where myriad of applications to be deployed such as: time attendance, benefits distribution, SIM issuance, mobile payment, healthcare, etc. At the same time, mobile penetration in India currently is estimated to cover around…

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Biometrics to Enhance the Efficiency of Benefits Distribution System

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Biometric identification technology provides automated methods to identify a person based on physical characteristics—such as fingerprints, hand shape, and characteristics of the eyes and face—as well as behavioral characteristics—including signatures and voice patterns. Although biometrics is broadly used in law enforcement and defense than civilian applications by Governments, its deployment in Food Stamp Program in…

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Multimodal Biometrics for Airport Security on the Rise

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Aviation security is one of the major challenges for countries around the world. According to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in total 708 million passengers in 2015, there are 2,653 firearms in carry-on bags were detected at airport security checkpoints across the United States, an increase of more than 16% from 2014. Furthermore, the…

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