FIDO Alliance


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FIDO Alliance

(Fast IDentity Online Alliance) A consortium of hardware, software and financial services companies founded in 2013 to create authentication standards. In late 2014, two protocols were released that use public key cryptography: the non-password Universal Authentication Framework (UAF), which uses a fingerprint biometric, and the Universal Second Factor (U2F), which relies on additional proof such as a USB dongle.

A Private/Public Key Pair Is Generated
When users register with a compliant website, a private key is generated in their device, and the public key counterpart is retained by the site. Authentication is provided when the user's device signs a challenge from the site. See digital signature and public key cryptography.
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So many of our commercial transactions today take place over the internet, and we've seen time and again that passwords, and even one-time-passcodes, do not provide sufficient protection against today's threats," Brett McDowell, executive director, FIDO Alliance said.
The FIDO Alliance comprises leading international organizations that share a common mission of improving security and privacy and enhancing user convenience by replacing the outdated scheme of user name and passwords.
With the mass adoption of web-based mobile services, it has become increasingly more difficult to control all of your online identities, passwords and PINs," said Sebastien Taveau, Validity CTO and FIDO Alliance Board Member.
The FIDO Alliance has nearly 200 members, including blue-chip technology giants such as Microsoft, Google, Nok Nok Labs, Qualcomm, ARM, and Samsung.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-December 30, 2013--Discover Financial Services joins FIDO alliance
The FIDO Alliance which is a group of 48 companies led by Lenovo and Paypal is working on biometric solutions for Android smartphones.
If the software works, the FIDO Alliance will try to gain approval as the global encryption standard, he said.
Samsung was an early member of the FIDO Alliance, the world's largest ecosystem for standards-based, interoperable authentication.
M2 EQUITYBITES-October 20, 2015-VASCO joins board of directors of FIDO Alliance
Christiaan Brand, chief technology officer at Entersekt and already an active participant in the FIDO Alliance technical working group, said, "Through the experience Entersekt has gained in building real-world, mobile authentication solutions for the financial services industry, we can, I believe, play a valuable part in the shaping of the FIDO specifications.
Nok Nok Labs also said it will be a member of the FIDO Alliance (Fast iDentity Online) to work on online authentication with others including China's Lenovo Group (PINK:LNVGY), the No.
63 per cent of all successful online breaches can be tracked back to inadequate passwords, said Joerg Borchert, Vice President of the Chip Card & Security Division at Infineon Technologies Americas Corp and Board Representative in the FIDO Alliance.