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eWBM Pushes Password-Free Security with New USB Keys and Microsoft Alliance

eWBM Pushes Password-Free Security with New USB Keys and Microsoft Alliance

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition eWBM has become the latest member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. Together, the two companies will work to encourage other organizations to adopt strong password-free security standards and reduce the threat of phishing and data breaches. To that end, eWBM has added two new USB keys to its flagship…

Behavioral Analytics Specialist Gets FIDO2 Server Certification

Behavioral Analytics Specialist Gets FIDO2 Server Certification

Portland-based behavioral analytics specialist Acceptto has attained FIDO Alliance certification with respect to the FIDO2 server protocol. This means Acceptto’s Biobehavioral authentication platform supports both FIDO UAF 1.0 and FIDO 2.0 servers, helping to enable strong online authentication in conjunction with a given device’s biometric sensors or a PIN. Officially unveiled last November, Acceptto’s authentication…

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

Pixel Owners Can Now Use Biometric Login for Google Services

“…Google has indicated the feature will be coming to any phone running Android 7.0 (or something more recent) in the next few days, while the service will presumably make its way to services like Gmail at some point in the future.” Google has enabled biometric authentication for people trying to access Google services on Android…

Nulab Embraces Security Key, Biometric Logins with WebAuthn

Nulab Embraces Security Key, Biometric Logins with WebAuthn

The software company Nulab has announced that it will be extending support for WebAuthn across its entire portfolio of collaborative software. Nulab is the developer of Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. Thanks to WebAuthn, users of all three will now be able to log into their accounts with a security key or biometric authentication rather than…

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC Biometric Authentication Platform Gets FIDO2 Upgrade

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

Feitian Releases Biometric Security Token with FPC Tech

Feitian Releases Biometric Security Token with FPC Tech

Feitian is launching a new biometric security token featuring Fingerprint Cards technology. The token is called the AllinPass K33, and will be compliant with the FIDO2 standard. The token boasts of Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, which will allow it to communicate with mobile devices and PCs. That, in turn, will enable secure, biometric authentication, allowing…

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

FIDO Alliance Continues to Gain Traction in 2019 with Major New Certifications

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

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…

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