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Tascent Delivers Top Performance in DHS Test of Cooperative Face Recognition

Tascent Delivers Top Performance in DHS Test of Cooperative Face Recognition

LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Tascent, Inc., the leader in intuitive biometrics, today announced that it has received top performance marks in all categories in the US Department of Homeland Security’s 2019 Biometric Technology Rally. Benchmarked against a total of 14 leading products, Tascent’s InSight Face cooperative face recognition solution delivered the highest accuracy, [...]

South Korean Gov’t Steps Away from Online Personal Identification Security

South Korean Gov’t Steps Away from Online Personal Identification Security

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on January 24 that before the end of the year it would downgrade the importance of the public key certificate, a widely used personal identification tool in South Korea, by essentially removing the word “public” and turning it into a security system [...]

Nearly 5,000 Deported Foreigners Trying to Re-enter S. Korea Caught Using Bio-Data System

Nearly 5,000 Deported Foreigners Trying to Re-enter S. Korea Caught Using Bio-Data System

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice announced on January 22 that it had identified 4,790 foreigners deported in the last two years who have attempted to re-enter South Korea under new identities through a bio-data analytics system called BASE. Relying on a database of facial, fingerprint and other biometric information, BASE [...]

S. Korean Airports to Adopt Biometrics System for Domestic Flights

S. Korean Airports to Adopt Biometrics System for Domestic Flights

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Two South Korean airports will adopt biometrics authentication systems next week, allowing local passengers to travel without identification cards, the transport ministry said Monday. South Korean passengers using Gimpo International Airport, located in western Seoul, and Jeju International Airport on the resort island of Jeju, will be able to [...]

Government Complex Adopts Facial Recognition System after Successful Trial

Government Complex Adopts Facial Recognition System after Successful Trial

SEJONG, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Government Buildings Management Office – operating four of South Korea’s major government complexes in Sejong, Daejeon, Gwacheon, and Seoul – is officially implementing a facial recognition identification system after the success of a one-month trial.  According to officials on Tuesday, the accuracy rate of the system has reached [...]

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

Securities Firm Adopts Handprint Scanning for Financial Transactions

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – NH Investment & Securities became the first securities firm in Korea to adopt a biometric authentication system that scans veins on the palm of a user’s hand, to be used for financial transactions.  According to officials, customers who register their biometric information can take advantage of the new system [...]

Korean FSC Introduces Hand-Scanning Bio-Pay, First 24/7 Internet-Only Banks

Korean FSC Introduces Hand-Scanning Bio-Pay, First 24/7 Internet-Only Banks

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Financial Supervisory Commission announced Thursday that it will introduce a new biometric payment method that will use the veins on the palm of the hand for identification.  According to officials, consumers will be able to make payments by simply having their palm scanned at offline outlets without the [...]

KTNET Introduces Biometric Authentication Service for All Smartphones

KTNET Introduces Biometric Authentication Service for All Smartphones

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Trade Network (KTNET) announced Wednesday that it will launch a biometric authentication service in December that will allow almost all smartphone users to verify their identity via biometrics instead of using passwords.  Smartphones with a front camera will be able to take advantage of the new service, [...]

Korean Patent Applications for Biometrics Authentication Soar

Korean Patent Applications for Biometrics Authentication Soar

DAEJEON, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea has seen an increasing number of patents targeting the rapidly growing market for biometrics, driven by an increasing supply of smartphones and wearable devices, and the expansion of IoT-based services.  According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the annual number of patent applications related to biometric technology more [...]