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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…

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…

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 Gets High-Profile Endorsements at RSA 2017

FIDO Gets High-Profile Endorsements at RSA 2017

While this year’s Mobile World Congress sucked up a lot of attention with its wide-ranging array of cutting-edge mobile technologies, a recent security-focused event helped to highlight the growing importance of FIDO security standards in the mobile sector and beyond. Looking back on RSA Conference 2017, FIDO Alliance Senior Director of Marketing Andrew Shikiar highlights…

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Credential Management Company Dashlane Joins FIDO Alliance

Dashlane, the provider of an eponymous password management platform, has joined the FIDO Alliance, the company has announced. Membership in the cross-industry consortium was a long time coming. Dashlane was the first password manger to embrace FIDO’s U2F standard, and the first to offer FIDO-based authentication via Yubico’s USB U2F devices. As Dashlane CEO Emmanuel…

SalesForce Expands 2FA Support with New Biometric App

SalesForce Expands 2FA Support with New Biometric App

SalesForce has launched a 2FA app. It’s called RHEA, and adds fingerprint recognition to the password-based security already in place. When a user goes to log in to SalesForce on a laptop or desktop, the system will send a notification to her registered mobile device prompting her to scan her finger in the RHEA app.…

FIDO-Compliant 2FA Security Comes to Facebook

FIDO-Compliant 2FA Security Comes to Facebook

Facebook is embracing FIDO-compliant two-factor authentication with devices like YubiKeys, with Facebook security engineer Brad Hill calling it a way “to make logging into Facebook even more secure.” Effective today, users can register their 2FA devices to ensure that their account login process adheres to FIDO U2F standards, with Facebook prompting such users to tap their…

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

Last week we brought in the new year with exciting biometrics news coverage straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The first major tech conference of the year, renowned for setting the technological tone for the following twelve months, CES dominated the identity news with automotive headlines, fingerprint sensor news, and much more. The…

Google Urging Adwords Partners to Adopt 2Sv Security

Google Urging Adwords Partners to Adopt 2Sv Security

Having acquired some empirical validation of second-factor authentication, Google is now urging its Adwords partners to adopt such security measures. Adwords is one of the biggest digital advertising programs in the world, and as such Google is keen to ensure that customers using its service have some essential security in place to mitigate the threat…

SecureAuth: It’s The Beginning of The End of The Password

SecureAuth: It’s The Beginning of The End of The Password

It’s the beginning of the end of the password, suggests survey data from SecureAuth. Conducted by Wakefield on SecureAuth’s behalf, the study surveyed over 200 US-based “IT decision makers”, according to a statement from SecureAuth. The results indicated that 69 percent of organizations will move beyond password-based security within the next five years. Still, other…

Centrify Joins STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign

Centrify Joins STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Campaign

“Among the authentication tools used by the company are biometrics and YubiKey USB key devices.” Centrify has joined in on the National Cyber Security Alliance’s STOP. THINK. CONNECT. campaign to raise awareness about digital security. Through its Centrify Identity Platform, the company offers the enterprise sector a multi-factor digital authentication platform. Among the authentication tools…

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce Embraces U2F Standard

Salesforce, a major US cloud computing company, has announced that it’s going to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication standard. The support will arrive with the Salesforce Winter ’17 release this month, and will be facilitated via YubiKey support. That means Salesforce users will be able to register their YubiKey USB key…

TeleSign Joins ‘Lock Down Your Login’ Campaign

TeleSign Joins ‘Lock Down Your Login’ Campaign

TeleSign is signing on for the National Cyber Security Alliance’s “Lock Down Your Login” campaign. The government-led effort is part of a bigger campaign called STOP. THINK. CONNECT., intended to raise Americans’ awareness of digital security issues. The particular focus of ‘Lock Down Your Login’ is on getting users to move past the password and…

FIDO Alliance Boasts 250 Certified Products

FIDO Alliance Boasts 250 Certified Products

“Accordingly, in a statement announcing the latest milestone, FIDO Alliance Technical Director Adam Powers asserts that the demand from organizations seeking FIDO Certification “has expanded tremendously”…” There are now 250 FIDO Certified products on the market, FIDO has announced. The new milestone reflects more than 200 percent growth over the past year. The marker was passed…

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security. One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create…

FIDO Sharpens Focus on India

FIDO Sharpens Focus on India

The FIDO Alliance is sharpening its focus on India. With the support of Persistent Systems, the Data Security Council of India, Egis Technologies, Feitian, Nok Nok Labs, and NXP, the cross-industry consortium recently hosted two half-day seminars in the country, in the cities of Bangalore and Mumbai. In a post on FIDO’s website, the organization’s…

NSE Expands Use of 2FA Security

NSE Expands Use of 2FA Security

India’s National Stock Exchange is expanding its adherence to two-factor authentication. The NSE announced last week that its e-IPO web app will implement the security standard starting today, June 20th. The move complements previous security measures including the NSE’s implementation of 2FA security for its negotiated trade platform earlier this month. Launched this January, e-IPO…

W3C Invites Comment on First Draft of Web Authentication Specification

W3C Invites Comment on First Draft of Web Authentication Specification

The W3C Web Authentication Working Group has published the First Public Working Draft of its specification aimed at ensuring privacy with online authentication beyond the password. An abstract describes the specification in general terms, outlining how it would let websites access a user’s cryptographic credentials, which are stored on an authenticator that checks with the user to…

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