[LINK] itN: 'Samsung fingerprint paymt authenticn'
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Feb 26 14:24:08 AEDT 2014
[Is anyone aware of a publicly-available security audit report, or a
publicly-available Privacy Impact Assessment report, on Apple's
TouchID biometric fingerprint sensor, or the Fast Identity Online
(FIDO) biometric authentication scheme? Thanks for any leads!]
Samsung launches fingerprint payments authentication
Feb 25, 2014 9:07 AM (1 day 5 hours ago)
Deal with PayPal steals march on Apple.
Korean electronics giant Samsung appears to have beaten Apple to the
biometric authentication for payments punch, with a new system
developed in conjunction with PayPal.
Samsung is using the Fast Identity Online or FIDO Alliance
authentication system, which is headed by PayPal and features
representatives from eBay, Nok Nok Labs, Google, Lenovo, MasterCard
The Samsung/PayPal payments system will be available on the new
Galaxy S5 Android smartphone announced at the Mobile World Congress
in Barcelona overnight, as well as the new Gear 2 smartwatches that
run the Linux-based Tizen operating system.
PayPal claims the payments system can be used with millions of its
merchants. It will be available from April this year in 26 markets,
Apple was first out of the gates with its TouchID biometric
fingerprint sensor on the 5s iPhone (see iTnews' review of the 5s and
So far however, while the iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor can be used
for authentication with Apple's iTunes and App Store, the company has
not expanded the system to provide payments for third-party merchants.
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