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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…

TrulySecure is Used For Authentication in Over Two Dozen Banking Apps

TrulySecure is Used For Authentication in Over Two Dozen Banking Apps

“Operating through a standard mobile device, TrulySecure combines facial and voice recognition to identify the end user. It’s now being used in mobile apps from a number of financial services providers including Alior, Banorte, ICICI, Maybank, Mizuho Bank, and Qatar Islamic Bank.” Sensory Inc. is celebrating the growing ubiquity of its TrulySecure platform, announcing that…

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

Zighra Adapts Passive Authentication Solution to FIDO2

“In a statement, Zighra suggested its FIDO2 adaptation was particularly well-timed given the recent implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).” Zighra has adapted the on-device version of its authentication platform to comply with the FIDO Alliance’s latest standard, the Ottawa-based company has announced. Its solution revolves around behavioral biometrics, tracking how…

FIDO Establishes Mutual Liaison Relationship with India PKI Forum

FIDO Establishes Mutual Liaison Relationship with India PKI Forum

An important new partnership could help to significantly extend the reach of FIDO Alliance authentication standards in India. The cross-industry consortium has announced that it has established “a mutual liaison relationship” with India PKI Forum, a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Information Technology’s Controller of Certifying Authorities agency. IPKI offers…

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC Facial Recognition Integrated in New Smartphone

NEC has long enjoyed some renown as a provider of sophisticated facial recognition technology to government and enterprise clients, but the company is now branching out into the mobile authentication market through the application of its software in new smartphones. Its mobile partner, Algeria-based Bomare, isn’t exactly a global brand. But the company makes devices…

Money20/20 Europe: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

Money20/20 Europe: The Biometrics Industry Speaks at “The Greatest FinTech Show on Earth”

FindBiometrics was in Amsterdam this week reporting live from Money20/20 Europe, where biometrics were an integral part of the conversation. From the main stage to the exhibition floor, biometrics are the buzz this year, with day-one keynotes from Biocryptology and Mastercard framing identity and authentication as crucial components to the FinTech space in Europe and…

INTERVIEW: Nok Nok Labs’ Michelle Salway at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Nok Nok Labs’ Michelle Salway at Money20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs has been enjoying a pretty good run lately. In a recent corporate update, the company revealed that it had seen a huge bump in billings for 2017, which it credited to mobile devices and global regulations that demand strong online authentication. But perhaps more importantly, the recent launch of…

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…

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: Zighra CEO Deepak Dutt at Money 20/20 Europe [AUDIO]

On-device authentication has been a hot topic here at FindBiometrics, and it’s the same story at this year’s Money 20/20 Europe, now in full swing in Amsterdam. User authentication and a password free internet are all major topics being discussed at Europe’s largest FinTech event and FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill is on the scene and…

Amid GDPR’s Implementation, FIDO Celebrates Growth

Amid GDPR’s Implementation, FIDO Celebrates Growth

In the wake of the EU’s GDPR privacy law, the FIDO Alliance is celebrating the growth of its FIDO Europe Working Group. Launched last November with an initial membership of 12, including major companies like Daon, Gemalto, ING, and Verizon, the Working Group now has 22 member organizations. The growth is perhaps no surprise, however,…

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

On-Device Authentication Month: The Funeral March of the Password

May has come to an end and with it must go On-Device Authentication Month, our five week focus on the biometric authentication technologies replacing passwords online and across the vertical markets. For the entire month we dedicated feature articles, industry news coverage and the latest entry in our renowned webinar series to the on-device authentication…

Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet Requires Biometric Card for Access

Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet Requires Biometric Card for Access

“…the Touch xWallet offers a compelling illustration of how FPC’s biometric technology can be used in a card solution in the financial services space…” Fingerprint Cards’ biometric technology for smart cards has found its way into a novel cryptocurrency wallet solution from Korea-based SCTechOne. Called the Touch xWallet, the system combines physical hardware with a…

On-Device Authentication Month: 8 Expert Interviews About FIDO Authentication

On-Device Authentication Month: 8 Expert Interviews About FIDO Authentication

Next week FindBiometrics and the FIDO Alliance are presenting the latest entry in our expert biometrics webinar series. On Wednesday May 30 at 11 AM Eastern Time, On-Device Authentication Month will culminate in this 45 minute live event featuring a FIDO update from Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell and a dynamic panel conversation with executives…

On-Device Authentication Month: A Range of Post-Password Solutions

On-Device Authentication Month: A Range of Post-Password Solutions

Digital security is an increasingly complex issue that doesn’t lend itself to easy answers. That’s a big part of the reason that there has been something of a live debate in recent years over whether it’s better for end user authentication to be performed on an external server or on a user’s device. And while…

Facebook Officially Enters the War on Passwords, Joins FIDO Board

Facebook Officially Enters the War on Passwords, Joins FIDO Board

Facebook has become the latest tech giant to join the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors. The company’s support for FIDO and its standards is not altogether new. Near the start of last year, Facebook enabled support for FIDO-compliant two-factor authentication via security keys such as the USB keys offered by Yubico. The small pieces of…

The Password Has Outlived its Efficacy, Says FIDO Head

The Password Has Outlived its Efficacy, Says FIDO Head

The FIDO Alliance is no fan of passwords, but it did have much to celebrate on the occasion of this year’s World Password Day. Writing on the organization’s website, FIDO Alliance Executive Director Brett McDowell noted that World Password Day was in fact founded by a FIDO Board member, Intel. But that was seven years…

On-Device Authentication Month: The Primer

On-Device Authentication Month: The Primer

May is On-Device Authentication Month at FindBiometrics, in which we are placing a featured focus on the identity solutions that play it close to home, storing and matching personal and biometric data within a device rather than on a remote server. The five week event will culminate with the next entry in our renowned webinar…

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