Morpho facial recognition for smart phones certified by FIDO

Wednesday February 03, 2016
Morpho (Safran)’s biometrics authentication solution has been certified by the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance. The company says its “selfie”-based solution provides a viable and highly secure alternative to passwords for authentication.

Morpho's Face authenticator utilizes face recognition for smart phones and tablets to replace traditional user verification methods such as PIN or password.

Morpho chair and CEO Anne Bouverot says: “The days of relying exclusively on password-based security are coming to an end. Through face recognition, a simple selfie enables users to both prove and link their unique identities to their smart phones and tablets. In the fight against identity fraud for mobile transactions, Morpho is developing with FIDO viable solutions which are easier to use and protect consumers."

The certification validates the quality of the Morpho's implementation of FIDO standards and ensures interoperability among other FIDO compliant products and services.

With this solution, service providers can deploy facial authentication to secure access to their services for all customers on devices currently on the marketplace, says Morpho. Morpho’s Face solution incorporates liveness detection technologies, which ensure that the face submitted is captured from a live user (and not a photo, for example).


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