This week’s top stories on Mobile ID World are all about secure login and mobile ID technology.
On the former front, One Identity got a lot of reader attention with its announcement that it had successfully integrated One Login’s secure authentication technology into its broader Identity and Access Management portfolio. The development comes after One Identity’s acquisition of One Login last October:
The popular password manager app LastPass also spent some time in the spotlight this week thanks to the news that it was enabling passwordless, biometric login for users of its LastPass Authenticator solution. Rather than using a master password to access their various other credentials, users can now unlock their LastPass Vault using a face or fingerprint scan:
And in perhaps the biggest authentication news of the week, Apple unveiled a new solution called Passkeys during its Worldwide Developers Conference. The Passkeys are designed to store a unique code for each of a user’s online accounts that is stored locally on the user’s device. When a user is trying to access a given account, they can do a simple biometric scan using Touch ID or Face ID, rather than entering a password or other credential:
Turning to mobile ID technology, Thales shed some light on the attitudes of European Union citizens this week. The bloc is requiring member states to offer their citizens digital ID wallets through pilot programs starting next year, so it’s worth considering the expectations of the citizens to whom these will be pitched – and it looks like security is a top concern for many of them:
And on the private sector side, The Investing and Saving Alliance (“Tisa”) in the United Kingdom got some attention with its news that it’s preparing to launch a pilot program for its own financial services-focused digital identity service this year. The overall aim is to deliver an interoperable digital ID that consumers will be able to use across all of the UK’s major financial services providers:
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