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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,…

Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Yubico Gives Away Free YubiKeys to Promote Azure AD Public Preview

Microsoft recently launched a public preview of the passwordless capabilities of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), extending support for FIDO2 and WebAuthn’s authentication standards across the entire platform. Yubico is celebrating the occasion with an offer that will put secure authentication tech in the hands of more professionals. Specifically, Yubico is offering complimentary YubiKey…

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

Yubico, Partners Celebrate FIDO2 Success

The WebAuthn standard is seeing growing support, and Yubico is celebrating that growth with a new blog post featuring commentary from some of the company’s biggest partners. To recap: WebAuthn is the key component of the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard. It’s essentially designed to enable end users to ditch passwords when logging into online…

NEC Updates Biometric Authentication Software for FIDO2 Compliance

NEC Updates Biometric Authentication Software for FIDO2 Compliance

NEC is upgrading its NC7000-3A server software to make the biometric authentication platform FIDO2 compliant.  The multimodal software allows clients to verify the identities of their users without sharing their biometric information beyond the authentication terminal, which means that that information is less likely to be compromised in the event of a security breach.  Previous…

HID Global Gets Security Cards and Keys FIDO2-compliant

HID Global Gets Security Cards and Keys FIDO2-compliant

“All major web browsers now support FIDO2 authentication, which means HID Global’s Crescendo keys will enable their users to access accounts with their smart cards or security keys using NFC, USB-A, or USB-C connectivity.” HID Global has upgraded its Crescendo smart cards to be compliant with the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO2 authentication standard, the company has…

Biometric Security Token Features Fingerprint Cards Tech

Biometric Security Token Features Fingerprint Cards Tech

Feitian is launching a new biometric security token featuring Fingerprint Cards technology. The token is called the AllinPass K33, and will be compliant with the FIDO2 standard. The token boasts of Bluetooth and NFC capabilities, which will allow it to communicate with mobile devices and PCs. That, in turn, will enable secure, biometric authentication, allowing…

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad users can now sign into their Google accounts using an Android smartphone for second-factor authentication. It’s a development building on Google’s FIDO2 certification for Android 7+, which enabled any devices running on the mobile operating system to act as FIDO2 security keys back in April. This meant that signing into Google on a laptop…

FinTech, Biometric Wearables Are Key Trends in This Week’s Top Stories

FinTech, Biometric Wearables Are Key Trends in This Week’s Top Stories

FinTech and wearables are the dominant topics in this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories. The former is understandable, given that this week saw one of the most important events in the financial services industry – Money20/20 Europe. This provided lots of opportunities for discussion of one of the biggest emerging trends…

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

WebAuthn Support Grows with Apple, Twitter, Coinbase Backing

“For end users, the support means being able to implement greater security when authenticating online.” WebAuthn, the component of the FIDO2 authentication standard that pertains to biometric or security key-based authentication through web browsers, is gaining traction: Apple has enabled support for WebAuthn in its latest Safari Technology Preview for macOS, and Twitter and Coinbase…

GoTrustID Turns Your Phone Into a Biometric FIDO2 Security Key

GoTrustID Turns Your Phone Into a Biometric FIDO2 Security Key

“…by using Bluetooth Low Energy to pair a user’s smartphone to their computer, GoTrustID’s mobile app can essentially use the smartphone as a faux-USB security key, since a BLE connection still requires physical proximity.” GoTrustID is taking advantage of the FIDO Alliance‘s latest authentication standard in a particularly creative way, announcing a new login system…

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…

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