Samsung has introduced its new S3B512C fingerprint security IC that's designed to be used for payment cards. The new IC adds an extra layer of security when making contactless card payments.
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Google announced that it is bringing the ability to use fingerprint authentication to log into its web services on Pixel devices. The feature will soon roll out to Android 7 Nougat running devices.
The TSA (Transport Security Administration) is letting volunteers in two airports use a biometric security check system. This might in the future mean a faster security check process through airports.
A slide shown in a presentation during the recent WinHEC conference confirms that fingerprint support is coming to Windows 10 Mobile this summer in the Anniversary Update.
In a new proof of concept attack, a team from Michigan State University has demonstrated an ability to successfully spoof fingerprints and gain access to two flagship Android smartphones.
Researchers revealed that some device manufacturers are not storing fingerprint data securely. The HTC One Max was used as an example, showing how fingerprint data was being stored as a bitmap file.