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FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

FIDO Alliance Closed Out the Year with Intense APAC Activity

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini On Knomi, FIDO UAF, and Industry Trends

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini On Knomi, FIDO UAF, and Industry Trends

Aware, Inc. has long been a heavy-hitter in the biometric security industry, but it has had a particularly eventful year in 2018. The company won a huge contract from the UK Home Office this summer to work on an important biometric services project that will have applications in border control, immigration, and law enforcement. And…

FIDO Alliance and Egis Spread the Word About Strong Authentication

FIDO Alliance and Egis Spread the Word About Strong Authentication

The FIDO Alliance has been working with Taiwan-based facial and iris recognition specialist Egis Technology to spread the word about strong authentication in Asia, with the organizations having jointly organized last week’s 2018 FIDO Taipei Seminar. Carrying the slogan, “No More Passwords”, the event featured the participation of a number of firms including GoTrust, AuthenTrend, TWCA,…

Taking a Close Look at a FIDO2 Pioneer

Taking a Close Look at a FIDO2 Pioneer

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard created quite a stir when it was announced this spring, not least because it promised to bring biometric authentication to the world’s most popular web browsers. Now, that kind of functionality is actually starting to take shape, and the first crop of authenticator solutions have received official certification from…

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…

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