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The company develops and licenses fake finger detection software that determines whether the fingerprint being used is a live finger or a spoof--an important security measure for iPhone 5S users since the phone's biometric lock system already has been hacked by fake fingerprint users.
"Over the coming months, I expect and feel very confident that we'll probably double to triple our installed base of clients," said
Since the iPhone 5S has introduced fingerprinting technology to the public,
"When Apple came out with the iPhone 5S, it was a landmark event in our industry," he said. "All of a sudden, fingerprint sensors are in the mass market."
Although the phone was just released mid-September,
"Even though it was a great implementation, it really heightened the awareness that these things are easily fooled," he said. "All of a sudden everyone wants to talk to us because we have a solution to that problem."
The solution is the ability to determine when a "bad guy" is trying to fool a biometrics system.
With people using their phones to do banking, make purchases and store other confidential information, having a phone with a biometric system can be dangerous if you don't also have the software to ensure its security,
"When the fingerprint scanner scans the finger and presents the image to the software that we write, that software is able to determine if that image came from a live finger or a finger with a spoof on top," he said. "We're training it to decipher between the two."
The liveness-detection software company was launched in 2005 by
Since its beginning the company has grown into a notable business, thanks to
"We'd love to sell to Apple if they wanted to purchase our technology to protect the iPhone user from being spoofed," he said.
"As biometric technology finds its way into more and more devices, our company would really like to take our expertise into other modalities," he said.
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