FIDO Alliance

Nok Nok Labs Celebrates First Implementation of FIDO UAF 1.1

Nok Nok Labs Celebrates First Implementation of FIDO UAF 1.1

Nok Nok Labs is celebrating its role in the first implementation of a FIDO UAF 1.1 product. The FIDO Alliance’s UAF 1.1 specification revolves around key attestation – making sure that it’s a real device that is authenticating, and not some kind of virtual spoof, with the use of cryptographic keys. And that, in turn,…

ThreatMetrix Announces Winter ’18 Release

ThreatMetrix Announces Winter ’18 Release

ThreatMetrix has announced the Winter ’18 Release of its eponymous digital security platform. The platform now features a faster Digital Identity Network, supported by multiple data centers around the world. It also offers more detailed reporting options, and a JavaScript verification feature that allows customers to affirm that JavaScript code within the platform hasn’t been…

Entrust Datacard Has Joined The FIDO Alliance

Entrust Datacard Has Joined The FIDO Alliance

“The move comes soon after the firm added support for facial recognition to its Mobile Smart Credential and Mobile Soft Token systems, thanks to technology provided by FacePhi.” Entrust Datacard has joined the FIDO Alliance. In a statement announcing its new membership, Entrust Datacard framed the move as part of a larger business strategy, calling…

New Version of S3 Authentication Suite Features “Silent Authenticator”

New Version of S3 Authentication Suite Features “Silent Authenticator”

Nok Nok Labs has announced a new version of its flagship biometric authentication platform, and it comes with some considerable upgrades. Some of the improvements are focused on usability, with version 5.2 of the S3 Authentication Suite featuring new Dashboard, GUI, and command line interfaces to make deployment easier, with the browser-based Dashboards offering analytics…

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

FIDO-Based Biometrics Are Going To Make Shopping With Android Easier

With the help of FIDO Alliance standards, Google is about to make shopping a lot easier on Android smartphones. Taking to the stage at this week’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, Google Identity and Security Product Manager Christiaan Brand demoed how user information can automatically be filled in on mobile checkout forms, and purchases can then…

INTERVIEW: Jackie Comp, VP, Nok Nok Labs at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

Over the last several years Nok Nok Labs has proven to be one of the key pioneers of biometric authentication. The company was a co-founder of the increasingly influential FIDO Alliance in 2012, and has since made a strong name for itself with its S3 Authentication Suite, a Premium Edition of which was launched earlier…

INTERVIEW: FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

INTERVIEW: FIDO Alliance’s Brett McDowell at Money20/20 2017 [AUDIO]

The FIDO Alliance is having a high-profile week in Las Vegas at the Money20/20 conference. The strong authentication consortium’s standards are being highlighted on stage and in the media, thanks to major integrations and demonstrations of FIDO Certified technology— though, with the Alliance nearing the 400 FIDO Certified products milestone, this kind of proliferation doesn’t come as…

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

FIDO Certified U2F Device is a Convenient Solution for GDPR Compliance

With the implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation fast approaching, Yubico founder and CEO Stina Ehrensvard is making the case for the YubiKey as a convenient, affordable way to reach compliance. The GDPR is essentially a major update to EU privacy regulations first established in 1995, and reflects the massive cultural changes…

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4C Nano Authentication Key

Yubico Launches YubiKey 4C Nano Authentication Key

Yubico has followed through on a promise made at the start of the year with its release of a new miniaturized version of its YubiKey 4C authentication key. It’s called the YubiKey 4C Nano, and continues the pioneering work of its predecessor, which was the first multi-protocol USB-C authentication device on the market at the…

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix has officially announced its ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication platform. The platform makes use of trusted device identification and push notifications for user authentication. And, as ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer Alisdair Faulkner explained in a statement announcing the solution, ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication is also supported by “anonymized global shared intelligence”. Additionally, the platform now supports FIDO…

FIDO is an Easy Solution For PSD2 Compliance

FIDO is an Easy Solution For PSD2 Compliance

FIDO authentication standards offer European financial institutions an easy way to comply with the European Union’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations, the FIDO Alliance argues in a new paper. The final draft of the PSD2’s Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requires financial institutions to use multi-factor authentication for certain kinds of…

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

“We live in a post-breach world, where usernames and passwords are defunct”. Faulkner added that Nok Nok Lab’s FIDO-compliant solutions allow ThreatMetrix to offer customers “the industry’s most comprehensive approach to authenticating users securely and with minimal friction.”-Alisdair Faulkner, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix Nok Nok Labs and ThreatMetrix have joined forces to enhance the authentication capabilities…

MWC Americas: Nok Nok Labs Demos GSMA Collaborations

MWC Americas: Nok Nok Labs Demos GSMA Collaborations

The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas is now underway, and attendees are getting a look at the demos previously promised by FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs. One of the demos shows off the potential of the GSMA’s Mobile Connect worldwide login service. The collaboration with Interbev uses the MobileConnect App and its attendant biometric…

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…

FIDO Argues Against Allowing Screen Scraping in PSD2 Regulations

FIDO Argues Against Allowing Screen Scraping in PSD2 Regulations

As the European Commission and the European Banking Authority consider the issue of screen scraping in the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) regulations, the FIDO Alliance is arguing against the practice. Screen scraping refers to the practice of allowing third parties to access users’ bank accounts using their username and password credentials. The EBA had…

Raonsecure to Extend Reach of FIDO Biometric Authentication via New Partnership

Raonsecure to Extend Reach of FIDO Biometric Authentication via New Partnership

“…one immediate and tangible result of the partnership will be Infinitium’s adoption of biometric authentication into its products and services.” Korea-based mobile biometrics specialist Raonsecure has entered into a new partnership with Infinitium, a Malaysia-based electronic payments solutions provider focused on the APAC region. The companies will seek to combine their technologies and expertise to…

Here’s Why FIDO Authentication Standards Are Gaining In Stature

Here’s Why FIDO Authentication Standards Are Gaining In Stature

The FIDO Alliance, a cross-industry consortium of a range of companies in the mobile and tech sectors, is the world’s biggest proponent of strong digital authentication. Its UAF and U2F authentication standards advocate for the use of biometric and multimodal identity confirmation on digital devices, and have proven increasingly influential in the broader tech ecosystem,…

FIDO Standards Take The Spotlight At Cloud Identity Summit

FIDO Standards Take The Spotlight At Cloud Identity Summit

FIDO standards were a hot topic at this year’s Cloud Identity Summit, reports FIDO Alliance Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar. In a new post on the consortium’s blog, Shikiar notes that numerous sessions at CIS, including a keynote address from Microsoft executives, focused on FIDO standards. FIDO’s own workshop also saw strong attendance, and…

FIDO Alliance Boasts Over 360 Certified Devices

FIDO Alliance Boasts Over 360 Certified Devices

“A company needs only to perform the Conformance Self-Validation using FIDO’s test tools, complete its Interoperability Testing, and then submit documentation for final certification; after that, it’s just a matter of deciding how to implement FIDO’s trademark.” There are now over 360 devices supporting the FIDO Alliance‘s authentication standards, the international consortium has announced. The…

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