FIDO in the News

The FIDO Alliance Welcomes Wells Fargo Bank!

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by Michael Barrett, president of the FIDO Alliance In less than two years from our launch in February 2013, the FIDO Alliance has attracted the world’s leading financial institutions to our ranks, along with global leaders in industry, security and technology. Today, we are very pleased to...

Q&A: How FIDO on Galaxy compares to Apple Pay

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How FIDO on Samsung Galaxy could best Apple Pay By Byron Acohido, ThirdCertainty, Oct. 23, 2014 A day after Apple successfully hyped the ability for iPhone 6 users to biometrically authenticate the purchase of a Big Mac, using Apple Pay and Touch ID, Google rolled out Secure Key, a new type...

Google Accounts Now Support Security Keys

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People who use Gmail and other Google services now have an extra layer of security available when logging into Google accounts. The company today incorporated into these services the open Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, a physical USB-based second factor sign-in component that only works after...

GROUP CHEERS GOOGLE ID TECH BUILT ON ITS PROTOCOL

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Technologists looking to push authentication beyond the password heralded Google’s announcement yesterday that it would offer users a USB security key-stick as a second-factor authentication. The device will allow computer-based users of Google Chrome to log in securely to their accounts by...