February 13, 2014

FIDO Digs Its Teeth Into 21st Century Authentication

Michael Patrick McSweeney, PYMNTS.com

The organization seeks to bring two-factor authentication into the mainstream, as FIDO President Michael Barrett explained in a recent interview with PYMNTS.com. By doing so, notoriously vulnerable security measures like passwords will become a thing of the past. These efforts, he said, are at the core of what FIDO is all about.

“[FIDO] is designed to come up with new open standards that enable everybody to implement authentication that is simultaneously easier for users to use but more secure for the relying parties that use the authentication,” he said.

MORE FIDO in the News


The Inquirer: Microsoft goes all in on FIDO2 as it dreams of a password-free future

Microsoft has been working towards killing the password for some...

May 10, 2019

The Next Web: Passwordless web gets a boost from Windows Hello FIDO2 certification

The Next Web reports that Windows Hello, Microsoft’s passwordless authentication...

May 9, 2019

The Verge: When can we finally get rid of passwords?

The Verge reports that passwords, and all the risks that...

April 24, 2019

ZDNet: Google transforms Android phones into security keys

At the Google Cloud Next conference, Google showcased the next...

April 10, 2019
Download Specs