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NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

NEC to Present at Singapore FinTech Festival

“…at Singapore FinTech Festival 2018, the focus will be on NEC’s financial services solutions.” NEC has announced that it’s a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Singapore FinTech Festival, and that it’s going to showcase its technology at the event. It’s not a huge surprise, given NEC’s growing activity in the city-state. Earlier this year, NEC completed…

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

Motiv Ring Gets Behavioral Biometrics-based Security Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

[Money20/20] FIDO’s Brett McDowell Talks FIDO2 and Biometrics

[Money20/20] FIDO’s Brett McDowell Talks FIDO2 and Biometrics

The FIDO Alliance has had a very big year, in no small part thanks to its launch of the FIDO2 authentication standard and its launch of the Biometric Component Certification Program. These are major developments for the identity industry as a whole, setting the stage for broad implementation of stronger authentication security, and with digital identity…

Financial Biometrics Month: Checking the Pulse of Biometric FinTech at Money20/20

Financial Biometrics Month: Checking the Pulse of Biometric FinTech at Money20/20

Money20/20 USA brought the biometrics industry to Las Vegas this week, where digital ID and strong authentication were so integral to the conversations, panels and exhibitions that it truly felt like an important milestone in identity. For years, FindBiometrics has been helping to facilitate the biometrics presence at the Money20/20 conference, so it always serves…

[Money20/20] The Heavy Lifting is Done, Time to Implement FIDO2: McDowell

[Money20/20] The Heavy Lifting is Done, Time to Implement FIDO2: McDowell

FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell took the stage with digital financial services expert David Birch on Money20/20’s opening day, and took the opportunity to make the case for the implementation of FIDO standards in financial services (and everywhere else). Speaking to Birch as part of the “Identity Around the World: Global Case Studies in…

Goodbye Passwords, FIDO2 Support is Here

Goodbye Passwords, FIDO2 Support is Here

Just a handful of months after the new FIDO2 authentication standard was first announced, robust support has emerged in the tech ecosystem, the FIDO Alliance has announced. Three of the world’s biggest web browsers – Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge – now support the authentication standard, empowering end users with the ability to…

FIDO Token Binding Standard One Step Away From Official Publication

FIDO Token Binding Standard One Step Away From Official Publication

“…token binding is already being adopted by Google and Microsoft in their Chrome and Edge browsers, that is has been included in the OpenID Connect Enhanced Authentication Profile, and that it’s coming to US government authentication standards including NIST SP 800-63-3.” An important security specification developed by the FIDO Alliance is close to becoming finalized. The IETF…

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

A beta version of the latest Chrome browser for macOS and Android points to the rise of FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web. The new Chrome 70 feature allows websites to access a fingerprint sensor on their device, and, as 9to5Google reports, this is enabled by default in the Web Authentication API. Websites that take…

iBeta is First Lab Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Component Certification Program

iBeta is First Lab Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Component Certification Program

“By meeting the rigorous FIDO Alliance training and testing process to become the first accredited biometrics test lab, iBeta has augmented our already mature biometrics testing program to include the FIDO standards certification efforts.” -Gail Audette, Program Manager, iBeta Colorado-based iBeta Quality Assurance has become the first lab accredited for the FIDO Alliance‘s Biometrics Component…

Aware’s Knomi Solution Gets FIDO UAF 1.1 Certification

Aware’s Knomi Solution Gets FIDO UAF 1.1 Certification

“FIDO continues to gain adoption globally in part because of a dynamic marketplace of certified products from a variety of providers, with each having passed through a rigorous certification program that provides assurance that they are functional and interoperable. Aware is pleased to offer some of the first authenticators available to be version 1.1 certified.”…

FIDO Announces Biometrics Certification Program

FIDO Announces Biometrics Certification Program

 “As an organization that is driven by our members’ real-world business requirements, and already experienced at delivering globally scalable high-quality certification programs, the FIDO Alliance was the organization our members chose to fill this gap in the market.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance is launching its own certification program for…

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

When you talk about the mobile biometrics revolution, you talk about FinTech, and any conversation about FinTech is going to prominently feature Daon. The biometric software company deployed its IdentityX authentication solution to great effect in the early days of biometric mobile banking, its trailblazing partnership with USAA clearing the way for mass adoption of…

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

FIDO2 Authentication Comes to Microsoft Edge in Build 17723

Microsoft has officially announced that FIDO2-based web authentication has come to its Edge browser. First announced this April, the FIDO Alliance’s latest authentication standard features a core component called WebAuthn API. It’s designed to empower users of web browsers with convenient and highly secure authentication options, including facial recognition, a fingerprint scan on a paired…

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…

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

FIDO Emphasizes Need For Strong Authentication in Wake of Timehop Breach

Earlier this month, the company behind Timehop, a social media ‘time capsule’ app that shows users their older posts, revealed that it had suffered a data breach affecting 21 million users. And while the attack was not particularly exceptional as far as data breaches go, it nevertheless offers some food for thought, as FIDO Alliance…

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

Crossmatch Upgrades Flagship Authentication Platform

“More and more people are getting used to confirming their identities with a face scan, and thus a growing number of end users are going to appreciate this option in DigitalPersona v3.0.” Crossmatch has implemented the latest major upgrade to its flagship authentication platform. DigitalPersona v3.0 offers a number of new features, but perhaps the…

WEBINAR: Preparing For a Post-Password Internet

WEBINAR: Preparing For a Post-Password Internet

On Wednesday May 30 at 11 AM Eastern, FindBiometrics and the FIDO Alliance presented the latest in our expert biometrics webinar series: ‘Preparing For the Post-Password Internet.’ The culmination of On-Device Authentication Month, the webinar dealt with topics concerning FIDO2 standards empowering browsers to support password alternatives, the opportunities and challenges facing strong online authentication…

Korean Authentication Solution Gets FIDO UAF Certification

Korean Authentication Solution Gets FIDO UAF Certification

“Utilizing Megazone’s Mine Pass, we will be able to customize development and deployment to meet the needs of enterprise customers in addition to SaaS services in the future, and will provide customers with a market-proven solution that has been officially accredited by FIDO.” – Max Lee, CEO, Megazone Korea-based cloud services provider Megazone has acquired FIDO…

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

Nine New Companies Become FIDO Certified

The FIDO Alliance has announced that nine additional companies have become FIDO certified. The newly certified organizations include Acceptto, AirCUVE, Fishbag Technology, Gemalto, Jazz Networks, and Smart Technology Investment and Development. The certifications demonstrate the continuing momentum of the FIDO Alliance’s standards. This time last year, FIDO announced that the number of devices supporting is…

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