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Morpho Receives Common Criteria Certification for Fake Finger Detection

July 2013 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

Morpho (Safran) announced that it has become the first company to achieve Common Criteria certification* for fingerprint spoof detection in a biometric device.

Certification of the MorphoSmart™ Optic 301 fingerprint reader by German certification body BSI** means that the device has gone through a rigorous analysis and testing process in order to meet the industry’s highest standards for spoof detection.

The MSO 301 fingerprint reader integrates advanced patented technology which analyzes specific features of the human skin to detect and reject spoofing attacks. The device is used in a wide range of applications including access control in sensitive areas, border control and bank transactions (cash withdrawal and payment), which require the highest level of security.

*Common Criteria: internationally recognized criteria (ISO standard 15408) which define a common framework for evaluating and certifying security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. The certificate complies with BSI protection profile BSI-CC-PP-0062-2010.

** BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik): the German Federal Office for Information Security is an independent certification body.

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