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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

SoftBank Telecom Gives Mobile Users Nok Nok Labs Security

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

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…

Microsoft Pushes Biometric FIDO2 Authentication In Latest Windows Update

Microsoft Pushes Biometric FIDO2 Authentication In Latest Windows Update

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

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…

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…

[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…

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