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Payment Cards, COVID-19, Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Payment Cards, COVID-19, Smart Glasses and More in This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

It’s been another varied week in Mobile ID World news, but this week’s top stories roundup features payment cards as a notable theme, with, of course, an appearance from the topic of COVID-19. This week brought the news that China UnionPay has offered a Letter of Approval for a biometric payment card featuring IDEX Biometrics…

FIDO Alliance Publishes Two eIDAS White Papers

FIDO Alliance Publishes Two eIDAS White Papers

The FIDO Alliance is calling attention to the European Union’s eIDAS regulations with two new white papers that detail the intersection of FIDO2 and eIDAS standards. The white papers were written to show businesses and governments how they can use FIDO authentication technology to develop their own eIDAS solutions. The EU’s eIDAS standards were introduced…

IDnow Joines ETSI Task Force to Create Guidelines for e-Signatures

IDnow Joines ETSI Task Force to Create Guidelines for e-Signatures

IDnow has announced that it will be a member of an international Task Force that will be working to develop identity verification standards for Europe. The Task Force is being hosted by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and will specifically be looking at Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI). IDnow was invited to join the…

Yoti Explains GPG 45’s Guidelines for Identity Checking

Yoti Explains GPG 45’s Guidelines for Identity Checking

Yoti has released a brief primer about the UK’s Good Practice Guide 45 (GPG 45). The country’s Government Digital Services (GDS) drafted a series of GPG 45 revisions at the tail end of 2019, and is now preparing to publish the updated version of the standard.     GPG 45 is intended as a guide for…

Trustonic White Paper Helps Companies Navigate Certification Ecosystem

Trustonic White Paper Helps Companies Navigate Certification Ecosystem

Trustonic and Riscure have published a white paper that details the modern testing and certification environment. The guide covers mobile applications and IoT devices, and is geared towards developers who are looking to bring trustworthy products to market. To that end, the white paper places a strong emphasis on the secure development lifecycle (SDL). In…

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

Apple Finally Joins the FIDO Alliance

One of the world’s most prominent tech companies has finally joined the FIDO Alliance. Apple has officially become the latest member of the organization, and will immediately step into a role as a board-level member alongside fellow tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. The news suggests that Apple is becoming more invested in the…

Trustonic Receives EMVCo Certification

Trustonic Receives EMVCo Certification

Trustonic’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology has officially made its way through the EMVCo’s mobile payment certification process. In plain terms, that means that any mobile payment apps that choose to adopt Trustonic’s security services can do so knowing that they will be compliant with the EMVCo’s strict mobile payments regulations. According to Trustonic, its…

World Economic Forum Promotes Use of Password-Free FIDO Technology

World Economic Forum Promotes Use of Password-Free FIDO Technology

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is encouraging organizations to adopt the FIDO Alliance’s passwordless authentication standards with a new paper that was published during this week’s annual meeting in Davos. The paper was put together with input from the FIDO Alliance and a number of member organizations, and specifically highlighted the fact that password-free authentication…

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

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…

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity Integrates New Tech into Intelligent Identity Platform

Ping Identity has upgraded its Intelligent Identity platform with a slew of improvements that will help enterprises develop a dynamic Zero Trust security environment. The highlights include enhanced support for passwordless FIDO2 protocols and a handful of new technology integrations. With regards to FIDO2, the Intelligent Identity platform streamlines authentication workflows and makes it easier…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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