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FIDO Alliance announces final FIDO 1.0 specifications

Yesterday, culminating over 20 months of hard work, FIDO Alliance has published final 1.0 drafts of their Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) and Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) specifications, apparently setting a world record in the process as the world’s fastest development of a…

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Big News from the FIDO Alliance

FIDO Alliance (where FIDO stands for Fast IDentity Online) is an industry consortium formed in July 2012 with a goal to address the lack of interoperability among various strong authentication devices. Currently among its members are various strong authentication solution vendors (such as…

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Operation Emmental: another nail in the coffin of SMS-based two-factor authentication

On Tuesday, security company Trend Micro has unveiled a long and detailed report on “Operation Emmental”, an ongoing attack on online banking sites in several countries around the world. This attack is able to bypass the popular mTAN two-factor authentication scheme, which uses SMS messages…

Leadership Compass

Leadership Compass: Dynamic Authorization Management - 70966

Dynamic Authorization Management is arguably the most exciting area in identity and access management today. It is the way in which organizations leverage their identity and access management environment to control access to restricted resources. Access control to file shares, network…

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Per Hägerö - Authentication in 2020

Keynote at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2014 May 13-16, 2014 at Munich, Germany

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Trends in Authentication and Authorization - 71043

How authentication and authorization have to change in the days of the Computing Troika (Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing), the API Economy, and the New ABC: Agile Businesses – Connected.

Vendor Report

Vendor Report: VASCO Data Security International - 70923

VASCO is a vendor in the Authentication Management market which provides solutions for strong authentication, electronic signing & digital signing. They are known for their broad range of hardware tokens for authentication & signatures and complementary software solutions. In…

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The end of the Social Login begins: FIDO Alliance, Samsung, and PayPal to redefine authentication

Recently, the FIDO Alliance announced that PayPal and Samsung were enabling consumer payments with fingerprint authentication on the new Samsung Galaxy S5. My valued colleague Dave Kearns and I have written various posts about the FIDO Alliance and the impact we expect they will have on the…

Executive View

Executive View: SecureKey briidge.net™ - 71016

SecureKey Technologies provides cloud-based, trusted identity networks that enable organizations to deliver online services securely to consumers. SecureKey offers a suite of cloud based services for consumer and citizen authentication under the trademarked name of briidge.net™. There…

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API Platforms as the Secure Front Door to Your Identity Fabric

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is on the cusp of a new era: that of the Identity Fabric. An Identity Fabric is a new logical infrastructure that acts as a platform to provide and orchestrate separate IAM services in a cohesive way. Identity Fabrics help the enterprise meet the current expanded needs of IAM, like integrating many different identities quickly and securely, allow BYOID, enable accessibility regardless of geographic location or device, link identity to relationship, and more. [...]

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