Biometric Signature ID Introduces Gesture-based Biometric to Strengthen Mobile Application Security

By CIOReview | Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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FREMONT, CA:  Pursuing the idea of fool-proof identity protection in mobile applications, Biometric Signature ID has released its mobile security app, BioTect-ID, for Android and iOS devices.  The innovative technology-driven app uses gesture-based biometric to authenticate users.

The BioTect-ID is powered by Biometric Signature ID’s patented software-only technology - BioSig-ID. To verify identity, gesture-based biometric technology identifies users by their unique drawing style as they write a four character password with their finger. 

The combination of biometric technology with password knowledge makes the new app a multi-factor authentication tool that ensures greater security of user’s credentials. Unique in terms of privacy while being friendly and non-invasive, BioSig-ID requires no scans of body parts which means that passwords can't be lost, stolen or borrowed. Hackers will have to replicate the user’s drawing style as well as know their password to break through the security chain. As the dynamic biometric passwords can be easily replaced, BioTect-ID offers real alternative to physical biometrics with their potentially devastating consequences if stolen.

In the test conducted by the Tolly Group, they found that the BioTect-ID technology is 99.97% accurate at stopping imposters. None of the 10,000 attempts made by the testers succeeded to bypass BioTect-ID even after knowing the password. The BioTect-ID technology not only match National Institute for Standards for Technology (NIST) biometric accuracy standards but also surpassed it by 300 percent.

BioSig-ID was selected by the White House for a pilot program as part of NSTIC to combat identity theft in online transactions by enhancing privacy and reducing the risk of fraud. While the thirty day of Kickstarter campaign for BioTect-ID will seek development funding for the Android and iOS apps, its consumer desktop version is expected to come later.

“BioTect-ID is completely non-invasive. Physical biometrics like irises, fingerprints, and facial features are irreplaceable and gone forever if stolen. Drawing style is simply a gesture that can be revised or replaced any time. There’s no need to provide information about your body. We think that should stay private. Biometric identification will soon be a fact of life. As technologies complete, there is an urgent need for gesture biometrics like BioTect-ID which can’t be stolen, use no static physical information, and protect consumer body privacy without sacrificing accuracy,” says Jeff Maynard, CEO, Biometric Signature ID.