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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…

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…

Ping Identity Survey Shows How Data Breaches Can Hurt Brands

Ping Identity Survey Shows How Data Breaches Can Hurt Brands

“Ping Identity has published its findings alongside its offering of additional security tools to customers of its PingID multi-factor authentication platform for the enterprise, each of whom can now receive a pair of YubiKey 5 Series security keys, empowering them with another, FIDO2-compliant means of securing sensitive information on their devices.” New survey data from…

BRIEF: The Proliferation of Biometric Consumer Tech

BRIEF: The Proliferation of Biometric Consumer Tech

This time last year was a somewhat tumultuous one in the world of consumer-facing biometrics. Apple had just announced its iPhone X, and an entire industry of mobile device makers who had followed its lead in embracing fingerprint authentication for their own products suddenly faced the question of whether facial recognition was the future, even…

Raonsecure Partnership with Privakey to Extend FIDO Authentication in US

Raonsecure Partnership with Privakey to Extend FIDO Authentication in US

 “Imagine interacting with your bank where passwords are replaced with facial recognition, knowledge based questions are eliminated in the call center, and forms and documents can be completed conveniently on your phone with the backing of secure biometrics.” – Patrick Kelly, Chief Revenue Officer, Privakey A new partnership with Philadelphia-based Privakey is poised to extend Raonsecure‘s presence in the…

Windows 10 Update Delivers FIDO2 and WebAuthn

Windows 10 Update Delivers FIDO2 and WebAuthn

“FIDO has mounted a longstanding campaign to get third party support for its strong authentication standards and expand the compliant device ecosystem, but bringing FIDO2 support to major web browsers effectively brings FIDO support into the Internet’s core infrastructure.” FIDO2 and WebAuthn support has officially arrived on Windows 10, via the operating system’s October 2018…

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…

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