Biometric tech from HID certified to high-level ISO standards

Fingerprint - HID biometrics achieve ISO certification

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HID, a provider of identity solutions, has announced that its latest V-Series fingerprint modules and readers with multispectral imaging (MSI) technology are now certified to ISO/IEC 30107-3 presentation attack detection (PAD) Level 2 standards.

Detecting fraud

According to the company, the product detects much more sophisticated spoofing attempts based on 3D-type artifacts like those crafted from resin, latex, silicone and prosthetics and ISO 30107-3 PAD Level 2 compliance requires products successfully block 99% of spoof attempts.

HID says that its Lumidigm V-Series products are among the few solutions that conform with the industry’s most rigorous PAD standards for fingerprint biometric technology. They also are the only ones featuring HID-patented MSI technology, which collects and compares surface and subsurface fingerprint data for both fraud-fighting spoof detection and imaging precision to reduce false rejections and speed throughput across a wider range of skin and environmental conditions.


HID says that PAD testing determines how effectively biometric technology can prevent fraudsters from gaining unauthorized access through the use of fake fingerprints, also known as spoofing. The HID Lumidigm V-Series products are already conforming to ISO/IEC 30107-3 Level 1 standards focused on more basic PAD attacks using 2D images to simulate live fingerprints. Now they have also demonstrated their ability to prevent financial loss and reputational damage from more sophisticated spoofing attempts using 3D-type artifacts.

iBeta, an accredited independent test lab, replicated user enrollment steps with HID’s Lumidigm products and ran a series of tests with an assortment of live subjects and spoofs made from non-living material. Successful certification required a maximum of 1% fraudulent match rate and past participation in at least one other PAD-type testing for the same biometric modality. HID had previously achieved PAD Level 1 conformance, which focuses on more basic presentation attacks.

The company highlights that the intensity of ISO 30107-3 PAD Level 2 compliance requires that products successfully block 99% of spoof attempts. During testing, the HID Lumidigm device successfully detected and rejected 100% of the fake finger attempts.

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