Security News

LoginID SDK empowers developers to integrate FIDO strong authentication into their websites or apps
2021-07-01 01:00

LoginID announced additional SDK options for developers. These SDKs empower developers to integrate FIDO strong authentication into their websites or apps.

Would-be password-killer FIDO Alliance aims to boost uptake with new UX guidelines
2021-06-24 20:30

The FIDO Alliance, which operates with no smaller mission than to "Reduce the world's over-reliance on passwords", has announced the release of new user experience guidelines aimed at bringing the more technophobic on board. Launched back in 2013 as the Fast Identity Online Alliance, the FIDO Alliance aims to do away with passwords altogether through the introduction of standards-compliant "Authenticators" including USB security dongles, fingerprint readers, Trusted Platform Modules and more.

FIDO Alliance unveils UX guidelines and new FIDO2 standards enhancements
2021-06-23 16:31

The FIDO Alliance announced its first user experience guidelines and new FIDO2 standards enhancements aimed at accelerating the world's move beyond passwords. The FIDO UX guidelines provide that path, allowing service providers to help consumers understand, adopt and benefit from logging in with FIDO. At the same time, the increase in remote work and subsequent increase in phishing attacks on their infrastructure is accelerating enterprises' digital transformation plans and making strong authentication a priority.

Visa invests in LoginID to accelerate FIDO-certified biometric authentication
2021-06-01 22:30

LoginID announced additional investment from Visa on the heels of its $6M seed round from veteran payment and fintech entrepreneurs. Visa recognizes that strong authentication solutions from companies like LoginID help promote its vision to improve integrity around payments - both reducing fraud and helping merchants meet global regulatory and compliance demands.

FIDO launches protocol to secure IoT onboarding to cloud and on-premise management platforms
2021-04-21 00:00

The FIDO Alliance announced the launch of the FIDO Device Onboard protocol, a new, open IoT standard which will enable devices to simply and securely onboard to cloud and on-premise management platforms. Of the 170 IoT leaders surveyed, they found that 85% say security concerns remain a major barrier to IoT adoption.

Five ways to maximize FIDO
2020-08-19 04:54

FIDO is designed to bolster authentication assurance by "Protecting" and eliminating passwords. Here are five ways to maximize FIDO. Maximize FIDO: Use all three factors.

OpenSSH eases admin hassles with FIDO U2F token support
2020-02-19 11:00

OpenSSH version 8.2 is out and the big news is that the world's most popular remote management software now supports authentication using any FIDO U2F hardware token. Adding support inside OpenSSH simply means that any U2F token can now be used, including older FIDO1 and more recent FIDO2 hardware.

OpenSSH now supports FIDO U2F security keys for 2-factor authentication
2020-02-17 17:18

FIDO protocol based hardware security devices are stronger and fool-proof mechanisms for authentication because it enables public-key cryptography to protect against advanced malware, phishing, and man-in-the-middle attacks. "In OpenSSH, FIDO devices are supported by new public key types' ecdsa-sk' and 'ed25519-sk', along with corresponding certificate types," the OpenSSH 8.2 release note says.

OpenSSH now supports FIDO U2F security keys for 2-factor authentication
2020-02-17 09:18

FIDO protocol based hardware security devices are stronger and fool-proof mechanisms for authentication because it enables public-key cryptography to protect against advanced malware, phishing, and man-in-the-middle attacks. "In OpenSSH, FIDO devices are supported by new public key types' ecdsa-sk' and 'ed25519-sk', along with corresponding certificate types," the OpenSSH 8.2 release note says.

Apple Joins FIDO Alliance
2020-02-12 18:05

Apple has joined the FIDO Alliance, an organization that aims to help reduce the use of passwords by providing free and open authentication standards. Nok Nok Labs, inventor of the FIDO specifications and a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, announced on Wednesday that Apple has not only become a member, but that it has also taken a leadership role as a board member.