August 19, 2014

Figuring out FIDO (i.e. the Fast IDentity Online alliance and standard)

No one hates passwords more than I do and it seems like I’m asked to register for a new site each day. For those of us in the know, this situation of “password sprawl” is even more frustrating because we really should have solved this problem years ago. After all, Whit Diffie, Marty Hellman, and the RSA guys first came up with PKI back in the 1970s so you’d think that passwords would be dead and strong authentication would be ubiquitous by now!

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
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