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Does your bank still think using SMS one-time passcodes are the only additional authentication factors? Mine still does, and I wish I could easily switch to another bank that is more enlightened about their security, such as BBVA. This international bank, which has customers in Spain, the US, Mexico and South America, has been a...
One of the long-time FIDO supporters gave testimony to its biggest benefits at the recent Authentication 2020 conference. The speaker was Marcio Mello, who is the head of Product for Intuit’s identity and profile platform. The benefits are saving money and time when users have to login to their SaaS financial offerings from Intuit. Intuit was interested in FIDO...
It’s been an exciting week as Apple has once again shown its commitment to stronger, standards-based authentication by adding support for Web Authentication Platform Authenticators to iOS, iPadOS, macOS and Safari. With browsers like Safari allowing their users to leverage Face ID or Touch ID based platform authenticators to log in to websites, the final...
What if you could authenticate with phishing protection, support dedicated security hardware or security hardware integrated in your users’ everyday devices, allow users to choose PINs, or the biometric modality of their choice – wouldn’t that be great? These were the questions that led us to form an industry alliance (FIDO Alliance) and explore how...
The feature provides safeguards against account takeover by prompting the user for confirmation during certain transactions deemed important enough to warrant special care. In such scenarios, a protected security environment displays the confirmation message to the user in such a way as to guarantee that the message hasn’t been corrupted by malicious software. To use...
Whether you’re a developer, IT Manager or end-user, you’re familiar with the problems with passwords. They tax end-users, make your infrastructure vulnerable, and are susceptible to scalable attacks. Nok Nok Labs founded the FIDO Alliance in 2013 and brought its key inventions to create a framework of FIDO standards to help eliminate passwords. With FIDO,...
But now we need to set our sights beyond basic FIDO. Standards typically represent the lowest common denominator of functionality that can be agreed to across a large body of independent organizations. Certainly, more advance features that leverage FIDO are possible, and most definitely desirable. While our product and engineering teams lead FIDO standards development,...