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GAO Urges IRS to Consider FIDO Security for Taxpayer Authentication

GAO Urges IRS to Consider FIDO Security for Taxpayer Authentication

“…the GAO’s report highlights authentication solutions based on FIDO standards for their capacity to offer ‘a convenient, added layer of security when used as a second factor for accessing websites or systems that would otherwise rely on a username and password for single-factor authentication.’” The FIDO Alliance has a high-profile new supporter in the government…

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard Touts Biometric Credit Card’s PSD2 Compliance

Mastercard is anticipating a big jump in biometrically authenticated payments thanks to new regulations in the European Union. The PSD2 regulation has already officially been implemented in the EU, but its requirements for Strong Customer Authentication won’t come into play until this September. When they do, online payments and account access will require two of…

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

“It’s an important component of Acuant’s AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition to verify that a piece of ID does indeed pertain to an end user.” Acuant has further extended its IP portfolio with the awarding of a new patent for its identity document processing technology. Entitled “System and methods for remote…

FPC Tech Featured in FIDO2 Biometric Security Keys

FPC Tech Featured in FIDO2 Biometric Security Keys

The FIDO2 authentication standards were only announced a couple of months ago, but Fingerprint Cards has leapt at the opportunity to explore new applications of its fingerprint sensor technology in the form of FIDO-compliant USB sticks. The key new offering is a set of USB security devices from Feitian. Called BioPass FIDO2, the security keys…

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month 2018: How Familiarity and Fun Builds Confidence in Consumer Biometrics

Apple sparked the mobile revolution in 2013 with the launch of Touch ID, and since then biometric authentication has become a mainstream technology. Fingerprint sensors in particular became almost as ubiquitous on smartphones as front-facing cameras and microphones. Now, nearly five years since that fateful Cupertino keynote, the consumer mobile biometrics space is practically unrecognizable.…

FIDO Alliance Announces First UAF 1.1 Implementation

FIDO Alliance Announces First UAF 1.1 Implementation

The FIDO Alliance has announced the first FIDO Certified implementation of its UAF 1.1 specifications. The standards are designed to make it easier for developers to take advantage of biometric authentication on devices running Android 8.0 or later. In creating FIDO applications, developers can directly integrate Android APIs on devices supporting fingerprint scanning and key…

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

ID.me’s Identity Gateway Is Now FIDO U2F Certified

“The new support should help to further raise the profile of ID.me in the wake of its win of the Trailblazer Award at this year’s inaugural K(NO)W Identity Conference. “ ID.me’s Identity Gateway is now FIDO U2F certified, and supports FIDO U2F Security Keys, the company has announced. In a statement, ID.me asserted that given…

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Now Compatible With Intel SGX Technology

NNL S3 Authentication Suite Now Compatible With Intel SGX Technology

Nok Nok Labs‘ S3 Authentication Suite is now compatible with Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) technology, the companies have announced. Intel SGX is a tool for application developers allowing them to protect key data and code by sequestering it into secure enclaves. Now, with Intel’s 8th Gen Intel Core processors supporting NNL’s S3 Suite,…

BRIEF: Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fitness Tracking

BRIEF: Wearable Technology Moves Beyond Fitness Tracking

There has been a growing amount of buzz about wearable technology for years, with the incorporation of biometric technology having helped to establish a whole new category of consumer electronics in fitness tracking. But fitness tracking applications, as popular a niche as they are, signify only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wearable applications…

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Dashlane, the provider of an eponymous password management platform, has joined the FIDO Alliance, the company has announced. Membership in the cross-industry consortium was a long time coming. Dashlane was the first password manger to embrace FIDO’s U2F standard, and the first to offer FIDO-based authentication via Yubico’s USB U2F devices. As Dashlane CEO Emmanuel…

FIDO Launches 1.1 Specifications, Cites Progress on Other Fronts

FIDO Launches 1.1 Specifications, Cites Progress on Other Fronts

The FIDO Alliance has announced a new version of its specifications. Complementing the FIDO 1.0 specifications launched about two years ago, the FIDO 1.1 specifications add support for NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy, and smart cards. In a statement announcing the new specifications, the consortium also said they offer “an expanded authenticator metadata service to better…

IAM Summit 2016: Crossmatch Announces DigitalPersona Composite Authentication

IAM Summit 2016: Crossmatch Announces DigitalPersona Composite Authentication

Security and identity management solutions provider Crossmatch announced today that it has pioneered a new comprehensive security paradigm called DigitalPersona Composite Authentication. The new approach to authentication is on showcase at the Gartner IAM Summit in Las Vegas, today through December 1, at booth 722.  –Join FindBiometrics, Crossmatch, and HID Global For The Upcoming Financial Biometrics…

Visa Decries EBA’s High-Friction eCommerce Authentication Proposals

Visa Decries EBA’s High-Friction eCommerce Authentication Proposals

“There’s still time for changes to the EBA’s proposal, and the organization has solicited feedback, and received it from the likes of the FIDO Alliance, whose members by and large concern themselves with technologies aimed at both improving security and reducing friction, such as biometric authentication.” Visa is decrying European regulatory efforts to improve security…

FIDO Celebrates Money20/20 Success

FIDO Celebrates Money20/20 Success

The FIDO Alliance is celebrating what it calls “a busy (and productive!) four days” at last week’s Money20/20 conference in a new blog post. For the authentication standards consortium, the big news was its announcement that it would work with EMVCo to develop a new authentication specification specifically for mPayments and digital wallets, a collaborative…

Biometrics and Identity at Money20/20 – Pt. 1

Biometrics and Identity at Money20/20 – Pt. 1

This week FindBiometrics is in Las Vegas for Money20/20 2016 where biometrics are bigger than ever before. For three consecutive years we have hosted panel discussions at the major FinTech event, watching the audience steadily grow along with the number of biometrics vendors on the exhibition floor. On Monday, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill once again took…

Money20/20: FIDO Developing mPayment Standard with EMVCo

Money20/20: FIDO Developing mPayment Standard with EMVCo

The FIDO Alliance is working with EMVCo to develop a new authentication specification specifically for mobile payments, the organizations have announced at Money20/20 in Las Vegas. The standard will be designed to apply to mobile wallets and mobile payment platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay, and it’s going to be developed as an extension…

Fujitsu Smart Origination Gets GoVerifyID

Fujitsu Smart Origination Gets GoVerifyID

ImageWare’s GoVerifyID technology has been integrated into Fujitsu’s Smart Origination platform. It’s a system designed to enable fast and simple user authentication through a smartphone. In a statement announcing the collaboration, the companies explained that the system “utilizes the camera on the applicant’s smartphone device along with the ImageWare GoVerifyID biometric SaaS offering to collect,…

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce, a major US cloud computing company, has announced that it’s going to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication standard. The support will arrive with the Salesforce Winter ’17 release this month, and will be facilitated via YubiKey support. That means Salesforce users will be able to register their YubiKey USB key…

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