December 19, 2018

Biometric banking is booming

Passwords are passe. At least that is what experts are saying about having to enter, and remember, those annoying combinations of numbers and letters to access your accounts. The growing consensus is the future lies in using biometrics to login. Between voice activation, facial recognition and fingerprint verification, biometric banking is booming.  Predictions are that […]

Your Heartbeat is Your Password

Halifax is testing wristbands that pick up a wearer’s heartbeat and use it as a way of logging into their mobile banking app. The Nymi Band would be connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and use ECG sensors to pick up the wearer’s unique heart rhythm. Customers would put the band on their wrists, which […]

The Diginomic ‘Wave’:Techie Embeds Chip in Hand

DiginomicWorld News has been predicting since 2012 that “the future of digital economics is in ‘the Wave.’ Be it installation, augmentation or implementation through virtualization — the ultimate technology … whether it is card, communicator or chip … will be little more than the simple ‘wave’ of the hand, and your bill is paid. It’s […]

PulseWallet Lets You Pay for Things Using Your Veins

They say in the credit card commercial, “Don’t leave home without it.” PulseWallet would respectfully disagree. Leave your credit card at home. You don’t need it if you opt for PulseWallet’s palm-scanning technology called “Palm Secure,” an electronic device that photographs an individual’s unique vein pattern below the skin. The distinct pattern of each individual’s […]

Your Heartbeat Becomes Your Password

In the ongoing search for effective and secure replacements for passwords, there is the all-new Nymi wristband. For less than $100, you connect with your world through your unique ECG (“heartbeat”) patterns. This intriguing technology has already been heralded in WIRED (9.11.13), the New York Times (9.10.13), The Economist (5.9.13), TechCrunch (9.3.13), and NPR (7.2.13). […]

Passwords: Could 2014 be the Beginning of the End?

A truly diginomic society, though digitized in its infrastructure, will not necessarily depend on passwords to gain access or navigate that world. Passwords have overstayed their welcome. Latest surveys (McAfee.com, Feb. 2013) show that more than 30 percent of us do not password-protect our mobile devices. The majority reason: too inconvenient. Women are more likely […]

Cashless Biocryptology: Your finger may soon replace your credit card; will come with an added security layer

Rapid City — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief. Two shops on the School of Mines and Technology campus are performing one of the world’s […]