FIDO Alliance

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…

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…

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