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FIDO Alliance Ends Year with Another Batch of FIDO Certifications

FIDO Alliance Ends Year with Another Batch of FIDO Certifications

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2019 with another round of certifications, bringing the total number of FIDO certified products to 688. The organization called particular attention to the authenticator certifications program, which was established to provide enterprises with more information about the relative strength of various FIDO authenticators and credentials. One hundred and seven authenticators…

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

The credential management company (and FIDO Alliance member) Dashlane is once again calling attention to bad password practices with the release of its fourth annual “Worst Password Offenders” list. The list identifies individuals and organizations that made particularly high-profile password mistakes at some point in 2019. Some of the blunders are attributable to basic human…

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

FIDO Wraps Up Successful Hackathon in South Korea

The FIDO Alliance has wrapped up its Hackathon in Korea. Carried out by the Alliance’s Korea Working Group, the Hackathon was first announced back in July, leading up to final evaluations at the Samsung Seoul R&D Campus on September 6. The process concluded with an awards ceremony at the FIDO Seoul Seminar later that month.…

FIDO Alliance Highlights Expansion of FIDO2 in 2019 Year End Report

FIDO Alliance Highlights Expansion of FIDO2 in 2019 Year End Report

The FIDO Alliance is calling attention to the global spread of FIDO-certified login technology in its 2019 year-end progress report. The organization notes that nearly every major web browser – including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera – introduced FIDO2 support in 2019, while FIDO’s WebAuthn API became an official W3C web standard. FIDO2 also extended…

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite Now has Full YubiKey Support

Nok Nok Labs has optimized its S3 Authentication Suite to be more compatible with Yubico’s entire YubiKey portfolio. In plain terms, that means that Nok Nok customers can now use any YubiKey for authentication to gain access to the S3 Suite. Yubico and Nok Nok are both longtime advocates of strong passwordless authentication standards. Nok…

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

FIDO, Money20/20, and a New Wearable: This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It was another varied week in mobile identity news, and that is once again reflected in the latest roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. But with a careful look, one or two key themes can be spotted. The FIDO Alliance, for example, found its way into a couple of different stories. One of them…

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

Study Assesses Biometric Tech’s Accessibility

HYPR and MITRE have released the results of a study that examined the usability of various forms of biometric authentication for people with vision or hearing disabilities. The study leveraged HYPR’s True Passwordless Security platform, which meets the latest FIDO standards and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web applications. The study evaluated the utility…

ID Experts Preach Benefits of Secure Digital Identity at FIDO Policy Forum

ID Experts Preach Benefits of Secure Digital Identity at FIDO Policy Forum

The FIDO Alliance recently held an awareness-raising event in D.C., and the organization’s CMO and Executive Director, Andrew Shikiar, is celebrating the signs it delivered of a growing awareness of the importance of secure digital identity. The policy forum was held in collaboration with the Better Identity Coalition, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), and…

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Releases FIDO Authentication SDK for Smart Watches

Nok Nok Labs has released the first FIDO authentication solution designed specifically for smart watch devices. Dubbed the Nok Nok App SDK for Smart Watch, the solution is based on the same technology that is already used to safeguard web and mobile apps, and extends those strong FIDO standards to the smart watch ecosystem. The…

South Korean Seminar Highlights the Expansion of FIDO Standards

South Korean Seminar Highlights the Expansion of FIDO Standards

The FIDO Alliance recently hosted an authentication seminar in Seoul, South Korea, where it highlighted several use cases that demonstrate the utility of password-free security. The examples were all pulled from the Korean and Japanese markets, and help to explain why FIDO security has become more and more popular in the past few years. Samsung…

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow Becomes Latest Member of the FIDO Alliance

IDnow has become an official member of the FIDO Alliance. The developer of the AutoIdent identity verification platform will lend its expertise to further the Alliance’s efforts to establish strong password-free security and authentication standards. “IDnow brings innovative AI-based identity verification technology and a high level of security experience to the Alliance,” said FIDO Executive…

YOUNIQX Improves Identity App Through Partnership with Nok Nok Labs

YOUNIQX Improves Identity App Through Partnership with Nok Nok Labs

YOUNIQX is teaming up with Nok Nok Labs to enhance the utility of its My Identity App (MIA). Through the partnership, YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor authentication solutions for the web and mobile devices. The new solution will meet Europe’s latest eIDAS standards, improving on MIA’s pre-existing…

FIDO Alliance Calls for Better Identity Proofing Tech in Wake of House Hearing

FIDO Alliance Calls for Better Identity Proofing Tech in Wake of House Hearing

The FIDO Alliance received considerable praise during last week’s House hearing on Identity in Financial Services. Speaking before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the Better Identity Coalition, Venable LLP’s Jeremy Grant identified three main challenges facing modern financial institutions, and argued that FIDO standards offer potential solutions to…

FIDO Alliance Organizing First Industry Conference, Seeks Speakers

FIDO Alliance Organizing First Industry Conference, Seeks Speakers

“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…

GitHub Gets Biometric Authentication with WebAuthn Support

GitHub Gets Biometric Authentication with WebAuthn Support

GitHub, one of the world’s largest software development platforms, has now enabled support for the WebAuthn authentication standard. The move means that GitHub users will now be able to authenticate directly through the web browsers supporting it, including Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and iOS Brave. And the authentication process itself can…

iBeta Certified for Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services

iBeta Certified for Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services

The iBeta Quality Assurance lab can officially add another certificate to its wall. The biometric testing facility has now been accredited by Mastercard, becoming a certified provider of Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services as of June. iBeta is one of the world’s leading biometric testing facilities, and is equipped to test face, palm, voice, and fingerprint…

FIDO Certification Expands with the Help of Three New Testing Labs

FIDO Certification Expands with the Help of Three New Testing Labs

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,…

FIDO Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

FIDO Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

There’s usually a pretty diverse range of topics encompassed in Mobile ID World’s top articles for the week, and while that’s true this time, there is also an undeniable through line: The FIDO Alliance and its standards dominate this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s top stories. The authentication standards body itself made news with…

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