NexID Biometrics Launches Mobile Live Finger Detection
Smartphone or tablet fingerprint sensors lacking liveness detection could be susceptible to having bogus fingerprints spoof the sensors.Software and technology supplier to the biometric-authentication industry, NexID Biometrics, which offers liveness detection software for fingerprint-sensors on mobile devices, announced the launch of its Mobile Live Finger Detection (LFD) application for the Google Android operating system. The company’s Mobile LFD solution for the Android platform enables manufacturers of mobile devices and fingerprint-sensor technology, as well as mCommerce vendors, to add liveness detection to mitigate the vulnerability to spoofing and build confidence in the use of fingerprint authentication for mobile devices. The Mobile LFD application ported to the Android platform means that makers of Android smartphones and other mobile devices can improve the accuracy and security of the devices' fingerprint-sensing authentication to greater than 95 percent, the company said. "At NexID, we believe augmenting fingerprint sensors with liveness detection is 'must have' functionality because it facilitates mobile commerce, providing both users and services providers with confidence that mobile transactions can occur safely and securely," Mark Cornett, NexID's chief operating officer, said in a statement.
The company also provides testing and analysis of fingerprint scanning devices to identify existing vulnerabilities to known spoofing strategies.