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Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

Onfido Joins FIDO Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

Yubico Founder Celebrates W3C’s WebAuthn Approval

Yubico Founder Celebrates W3C’s WebAuthn Approval

“From start to finish, the WebAuthn spec development has been more than a three-year process, but for Yubico, this is a culmination of more than a decade of innovation and seven years of standards work.” – Stina Ehrensvärd, Founder & CEO, Yubico The WebAuthn specification became an official W3C standard this week, and Yubico founder…

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…

StrongKey Releases Free, Open-Source FIDO2 Server

StrongKey Releases Free, Open-Source FIDO2 Server

StrongKey has made it even easier for web developers to meet the FIDO2 certification standard. The digital security company has announced that it will be making its FIDO server available as a free, open-source platform in an effort to accelerate the transition to a password-free society. “Removing passwords has become a critical necessity in today’s…

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…

FIDO Alliance Adds eWBM to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Adds eWBM to its Board of Directors

Last year, eWBM’s biometric USB key was one of the first security solutions to receive FIDO2 certification. Now the IoT device manufacturer will help set those standards as the newest member of the FIDO Alliance’s Board of Directors. The decision was made at the FIDO member plenary at the end of January, and gives eWBM…

MWC Barcelona: FIDO’s Andrew Shikiar Discusses Android, Galaxy S10 Certifications [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: FIDO’s Andrew Shikiar Discusses Android, Galaxy S10 Certifications [Audio]

The FIDO Alliance has seen a dramatically rising profile in the mobile sector in particular over the last few years. It’s the industry’s leading authentication standards body, and with security becoming increasingly top of mind with every data breach and social media hack, FIDO has been getting a lot of attention for its standards. So…

FIDO Alliance Highlights APAC Growth at Turn of Year

FIDO Alliance Highlights APAC Growth at Turn of Year

The FIDO Alliance closed out 2018 with intense activity in the APAC region. In a year-end post on its website, the organization noted that it saw some considerable developments in Japan in particular toward the end of the year. Yahoo! Japan joined FIDO’s Board of Directors, while KDDI and Line both attained FIDO2 certification. Japan…

Now is a Critical Moment for Standardized Biometrics Testing

Now is a Critical Moment for Standardized Biometrics Testing

Every year, FindBiometrics’ Year in Review survey takes the pulse of the industry, gauging perceptions and attitudes across a range of topics. And while this year’s survey is as varied as ever, the topic of biometric testing is more important than ever. Standardized testing has long been an important component of the biometrics industry, particularly…

UN ICT Agency Certifies FIDO Standards

UN ICT Agency Certifies FIDO Standards

The FIDO Alliance has further burnished the reputations of its UAF 1.1 and CTAP with important new certifications from the International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector, or ITU-T. The ITU is the United Nations’ ICT-focused agency, with ITU-T being its standardization arm. FIDO’s UAF 1.1 and CTAP specifications have now been accepted into the ‘ITU-T…

All Major Browsers Now Offer FIDO2 Support

All Major Browsers Now Offer FIDO2 Support

All of the major web browsers now offer FIDO2 support in some form, the FIDO Alliance has announced. The big news comes from a somewhat unlikely ally, with Apple having just launched a new preview version of its Safari browser that features FIDO2 support. Apple is notorious for not playing well with others and rigidly…

IAM Solutions Provider Embraces FIDO2 and YubiKey 5 Series

IAM Solutions Provider Embraces FIDO2 and YubiKey 5 Series

“The firm’s platform, CloudGate UNO, now supports the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard, and ISR says it will distribute YubiKey 5 Series devices to its clients.” A major identity and access management specialist is poised to help spread the proliferation of FIDO2 standards through Yubico’s latest security keys. The company, International Systems Research Co. (or…

FIDO, Egis Organize Taiwan Seminar

FIDO, Egis Organize Taiwan Seminar

The FIDO Alliance has been working with Taiwan-based facial and iris recognition specialist Egis Technology to spread the word about strong authentication in Asia, with the organizations having jointly organized last week’s 2018 FIDO Taipei Seminar. Carrying the slogan, “No More Passwords”, the event featured the participation of a number of firms including GoTrust, AuthenTrend, TWCA,…

A Closer Look at a Pioneering FIDO2 Solution

A Closer Look at a Pioneering FIDO2 Solution

The FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard created quite a stir when it was announced this spring, not least because it promised to bring biometric authentication to the world’s most popular web browsers. Now, that kind of functionality is actually starting to take shape, and the first crop of authenticator solutions have received official certification from…

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

Fitness Tracking Ring Becomes Security Key with New Upgrade

“…Motiv says that it will soon enable FIDO2-compliant authentication, allowing users to take advantage of the same functionality to sign into online accounts through popular web browsers.” A major software upgrade has made a fitness-tracking wearable into a sophisticated authentication device. Called the Motiv Ring, it is, as you might expect, a finger ring, albeit…

Nok Nok Labs Gets FIDO2 Certification, Launches Developer Program

Nok Nok Labs Gets FIDO2 Certification, Launches Developer Program

“In addition to procuring FIDO2 certification for its S3 Authentication Suite platform, Nok Nok Labs has also announced a new S3 Authentication SDK aimed at empowering developers to design custom server infrastructure.” The latest version of Nok Nok Labs‘ flagship authentication platform has received FIDO2 certification, making it the first FIDO universal server certified for…

FIDO Submits Token Binding Specification to IETF Editor

FIDO Submits Token Binding Specification to IETF Editor

“…token binding is already being adopted by Google and Microsoft in their Chrome and Edge browsers, that is has been included in the OpenID Connect Enhanced Authentication Profile, and that it’s coming to US government authentication standards including NIST SP 800-63-3.” An important security specification developed by the FIDO Alliance is close to becoming finalized. The IETF…

iBeta Quality Assurance is Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Certification Program

iBeta Quality Assurance is Accredited for FIDO’s Biometrics Certification Program

“By meeting the rigorous FIDO Alliance training and testing process to become the first accredited biometrics test lab, iBeta has augmented our already mature biometrics testing program to include the FIDO standards certification efforts.” -Gail Audette, Program Manager, iBeta Colorado-based iBeta Quality Assurance has become the first lab accredited for the FIDO Alliance‘s Biometrics Component…

Knomi Biometric Authentication Platform Scores FIDO UAF 1.1 Certification

Knomi Biometric Authentication Platform Scores FIDO UAF 1.1 Certification

“FIDO continues to gain adoption globally in part because of a dynamic marketplace of certified products from a variety of providers, with each having passed through a rigorous certification program that provides assurance that they are functional and interoperable. Aware is pleased to offer some of the first authenticators available to be version 1.1 certified.”…

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