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Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

Recent Certifications Help Establish FIDO as the Modern Security Standard

The FIDO Alliance has continued to gain traction in 2019, and is increasingly becoming the security standard that tech manufacturers are expected to meet before competing in the modern marketplace. At least, that’s the takeaway from the list of companies that achieved some form of FIDO certification in the first quarter of the year. The…

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…

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

Nok Nok Labs Calls for Embrace of ‘Phishing-Proof’ FIDO Solutions in Wake of Wipro Hack

In the wake of yet another high-profile hack attack, FIDO Alliance co-founder Nok Nok Labs is calling businesses and service providers to take advantage of phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication solutions. The attack in this case concerns Wipro, a Major India-based software company, whose IT systems were compromised, with Wipro customers then targeted in “an advanced phishing…

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…

eWBM’s Goldengate Fingerprint Reader is First to Get FIDO L2 Certification

eWBM’s Goldengate Fingerprint Reader is First to Get FIDO L2 Certification

“Based on eWBM’s MS500 cryptographic System-on-Chip engine, the Goldengate fingerprint reader is designed to be plugged into a computer in order for a user to provide biometric authentication on the device.” South Korea-based eWBM has become the first to attain FIDO2 Level 2 (L2) Authenticator Security Certification, thanks to its Goldengate USB fingerprint reader. As…

Daon Scores Concurrent FIDO Certifications for its Biometric Solutions

Daon Scores Concurrent FIDO Certifications for its Biometric Solutions

“The certification is a fitting achievement for Daon, which was one of the earliest pioneers of mobile biometrics through its IdentityX authentication for mobile devices, and is one of the FIDO Alliance’s board members.” Daon has established itself as one of the first companies to attain FIDO2 certification for the on-server component of its biometric…

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

FIDO Celebrates Big Wins of 2019

“From all of this great news, the key takeaway is that the time to deploy FIDO is now.” – Andrew Shikiar, Chief Marketing Officer, FIDO Alliance The FIDO Alliance has a lot to celebrate lately, including winning SC Media’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award at RSAC 2019 this month. Acknowledging the win in a post on…

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…

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…

WISeKey Launches Authentication Certificate System for Web Browsers

WISeKey Launches Authentication Certificate System for Web Browsers

Switzerland-based WISeKey is getting into the browser business – sort of. The company has announced a new online authentication solution called WISeID Human Browser, a piece of open source software that uses biometric authentication to identify users. It doesn’t seem to be a browser itself; rather, as WISeKey explained in a statement announcing the solution,…

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico Showcases New Security Keys, Including iOS Solution, at CES

Yubico unveiled a new product in its security key lineup at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and offered a sneak peak at another. First things first: Security Key NFC, the latest offering, is available now. It features a USB-A interface, and, as the name, suggests, it also supports contactless operation over NFC. That means users…

Nok Nok Labs Brings Biometric Authentication to SoftBank Customers

Nok Nok Labs Brings Biometric Authentication to SoftBank Customers

“We can no longer rely on passwords for our financial or other sensitive transactions as they are weak, forgotten and easily hacked. We are very pleased with SoftBank’s decision to choose our standards-based authentication platform for their millions of customers.” – Phillip Dunkelberger, CEO, Nok Nok Labs Nok Nok Labs has brought strong biometric authentication…

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…

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…

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

Windows 10 Update Emphasizes FIDO2 Authentication via Hello

A new Windows 10 update has delivered FIDO2 authentication, with Microsoft placing its Windows Hello biometric authentication platform closer to front and center for end users. With respect to the latter, Windows’ development team has now placed a Windows Hello setup button right on the OS’s lock screen. It’s clearly a move aimed at encouraging…

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