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Yubico Pushes YubiKey for Remote Government Workers

Yubico Pushes YubiKey for Remote Government Workers

Yubico is trying to help government agencies adapt to the unexpected security demands of a remote work environment. The company specifically cited the US government’s Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) credentials, which are typically issued through an in-person identification and authentication process. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many agencies to…

Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Google, Selfie Authentication, 5G and More in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Another richly varied week in mobile identity news is once again reflected in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. Topics covered in this group span across security keys, FinTech, 5G, and more. The most popular story of the week comes as little surprise. Google had announced an open source initiative aimed at…

Yubico Sheds More Light on YubiEnterprise Services

Yubico Sheds More Light on YubiEnterprise Services

Yubico has shared some more information about its new YubiEnterprise Services. The service platform was set up to help organizations to purchase, distribute, and manage a large number of YubiKeys, which will in turn make it easier to ensure that the entire organization – and every employee within that organization – is following strong authentication…

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google has announced the launch of an open-source project that will allow vendors to build their own security keys in an effort to help foster the technology’s development. The initiative is called OpenSK, and allows Nordic chip dongles to be turned into security keys that are FIDO U2F and FIDO2 compliant. Google has gone so…

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico CEO Notes Industry Growth in Appointment of New Execs and Advisor

Yubico has appointed two new executives to its team and has a new member on its advisory board, the company has announced. Jeff Kukowski is Yubico’s new Chief Revenue Officer. He comes to the company from SecureAuth, which he helmed as CEO and Board Director from 2015 to 2018. Bill Rule, meanwhile, joins Yubico as…

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft’s Biometric Security Platform Gets FIDO2 Certification

“…Windows Hello is a pioneering security system that allows Windows users to sign into their devices with a fingerprint scan or infrared face scan, provided those technologies are supported on the device.” Microsoft has attained FIDO2 certification for its Windows Hello authentication platform, dramatically extending the authentication standard’s reach. Built into the Windows 10 operating…

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google Turns Android 7+ Phones Into FIDO2 Devices

Google is continuing its pioneering effort to integrate FIDO2 into its various Android platforms. The FIDO Alliance has announced that any phone running Android 7+ can now be used as a FIDO2 security key to log into a Google account. The news comes only two months after the entire Android platform received FIDO2 certification, and…

Goodbye Passwords: FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification Gets W3C Stamp of Approval

Goodbye Passwords: FIDO’s WebAuthn Specification Gets W3C Stamp of Approval

“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…

Entire Android Platform Receives FIDO2 Certification

Entire Android Platform Receives FIDO2 Certification

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…