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GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

GoTrustID Can Transform Your Smartphone into a Biometric Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Rise of FIDO

As we suggested in our Primer for On-Device Biometrics Month, a lot of companies have embraced the idea of performing biometric authentication entirely on a user’s device, and making sure the user’s data stays there. But in this particular area of digital security, there may be no more important organization than the FIDO Alliance. Founded…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

FIDO, EMVco and W3C Assemble Web Payment Security Interest Group

FIDO, EMVco and W3C Assemble Web Payment Security Interest Group

“This could prove to be an important step forward in online security as more and more payment transactions are performed over online channels.” The biggest industry associations in the fields of payments, the internet, and authentication have announced a new cross-industry interest group aimed at fostering security and interoperability for online payments. The groups involved…

Precise Biometrics Tech Powers eWBM’s FIDO2-Certified USB Key

Precise Biometrics Tech Powers eWBM’s FIDO2-Certified USB Key

eWBM recently made headlines when the company’s Goldengate 500 Security Key became the first USB device to achieve FIDO2 Level 2 Authenticator Security Certification. Now Precise Biometrics has given us a look beneath the surface, announcing that eWBM licensed the Precise BioMatch Embedded fingerprint algorithm for the Goldengate 500. According to Precise, the deal will…

Goldengate USB Fingerprint Reader Scores FIDO2 L2 Authenticator Security Certification

Goldengate USB Fingerprint Reader Scores FIDO2 L2 Authenticator Security Certification

“Based on eWBM’s MS500 cryptographic System-on-Chip engine, the Goldengate fingerprint reader is designed to be plugged into a computer in order for a user to provide biometric authentication on the device.” South Korea-based eWBM has become the first to attain FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification, thanks to its Goldengate USB fingerprint reader. As…

Daon Achieves Pioneering FIDO2 Certification for its Biometric Tech

Daon Achieves Pioneering FIDO2 Certification for its Biometric Tech

“The certification is a fitting achievement for Daon, which was one of the earliest pioneers of mobile biometrics through its IdentityX authentication for mobile devices, and is one of the FIDO Alliance’s board members.” Daon has established itself as one of the first companies to attain FIDO2 certification for the on-server component of its biometric…

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

FIDO2 Authentication Begins to Reach Firefox Users on Windows 10

“The updated authentication mechanism will be based on Windows Hello, the biometric security platform built into Windows 10, allowing users to authenticate via facial recognition or fingerprint scan where supported.” FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web has now officially gone live on the Mozilla Firefox browser. In a new post on the Mozilla Security Blog,…

Nok Nok and FIDO Receive Industry Recognition for Digital Security Contributions

Nok Nok and FIDO Receive Industry Recognition for Digital Security Contributions

Nok Nok Labs is celebrating a glowing start to 2019 after a string of major industry accolades. The run began with the 2019 GLOMO Awards, where Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite was named the Best Mobile Authentication and Security Solution when prizes were handed out during last Month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. A few…

FIDO Alliance Celebrates a Strong Start to 2019

FIDO Alliance Celebrates a Strong Start to 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

W3C Dubs FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification an Official Web Standard

“News of W3C’s WebAuthn approval comes on the heels of the announcement that the entire Android platform had received FIDO2 certification from the FIDO Alliance…” The WebAuthn authentication specification is now an official web standard, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance have announced. The news comes almost a year after the announcement…

MTRIX Adds Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to Security Arsenal

MTRIX Adds Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite to Security Arsenal

Nok Nok Labs has become the latest biometric technology provider to see its solutions embraced by MTRIX, a German digital security consultancy. The company’s have announced that Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite has been added to MTRIX’s solutions portfolio. It’s a further indication of MTRIX’s growing enthusiasm for biometric security solutions, with the firm having…

Japan’s Largest Bank Deploys Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite for Online Customers

Japan’s Largest Bank Deploys Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite for Online Customers

“Thanks to MUFG Bank’s embrace of Nok Nok Labs’ S3 Authentication Suite, customers can now access mobile services using biometric authentication on their Android and iOS devices.” Japan’s largest bank is now offering online customers enhanced authentication security thanks to Nok Nok Labs and its partner Hitachi. Thanks to MUFG Bank’s embrace of Nok Nok…

Android is FIDO2 Certified, Bringing Strong Online Authentication to Over 1 Billion Devices

Android is FIDO2 Certified, Bringing Strong Online Authentication to Over 1 Billion Devices

The FIDO Alliance has announced that the entire Android platform has received FIDO2 Certification. The move immediately brings more than 1 billion Android devices under the FIDO2 umbrella, providing a massive boost to FIDO’s ongoing efforts to move beyond passwords and drive the transition to a biometric authentication standard.  The development will simplify access management…

Galaxy S10’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor First to Receive FIDO Biometric Component Certification

Galaxy S10’s In-Display Fingerprint Sensor First to Receive FIDO Biometric Component Certification

“By being first to market with FIDO Alliance biometric component certification for their new line of Galaxy devices, Samsung is positioning the Galaxy S10 and S10+ as the industry best practice for biometric-enabled devices…” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance The first solution to receive certification through the FIDO Alliance’s Biometric Component Certification Program…

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

Year in Review: Strong Consensus On the Need for Standardized Testing

The latest FindBiometrics Year in Review survey saw some considerable consensus across a number of issues, with the question of standardized testing delivering some of the strongest. Question 20 of the survey asked participants to indicate how much they agreed with the statement, “Standardized biometric testing is crucial for the industry’s future.” Fully 89 percent…

Good News: Organizations are Finally Embracing Post-Password Security

Good News: Organizations are Finally Embracing Post-Password Security

“The increase in strong authentication adoption makes sense given that while data breaches, phishing threats and regulatory pressures have risen, the financial and user experience costs associated with implementing strong authentication have decreased.” – Al Pascual, SVP and Research Director, Javelin Strategy & Research Finally, some good news about the current state of digital security:…

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

New Acer Devices Include GoTrust Passwordless Authentication App

“GoTrust ID is designed to authenticate a user based on device identification with respect to Android and iOS smartphones, together with facial, fingerprint, and or iris recognition, depending on a given device’s capabilities. “ Acer is bringing passwordless authentication to more consumers, care of GoTrust. The companies have announced that the latter’s GoTrust ID authentication…

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