Mobile biometric authentication: A password-free future comes into focus

2019-08-28T09:55:40-04:00By |

Introduction If you looked into your Magic 8-Ball and asked, “Will I ever be able to stop using passwords for authentication?” it would certainly reply: “Outlook good.” And the outlook is good considering biometrics are making authentication simpler and more secure than ever. Passwords have never looked so retro. But if you asked us the same question, [...]

FIDO Adoption Pushes Passwords the Way of the Dodo

2019-08-28T10:02:09-04:00By |

Of all the things we do online, managing our passwords has to be our least favorite. The horror stories are told over and over again – password phishing, stolen identities, data breaches. Billions of dollars are spent every year by business, government, and consumers in an attempt to safeguard our most cherished belongings: our identities. [...]

Biometric Authentication Part IV – Spoof Detection Is Critical For Mobile Facial Biometrics

2019-08-28T10:02:44-04:00By |

Facial recognition is here to stay for mobile authentication. It’s fast, easy, and familiar to anyone who has taken a selfie. And thanks to the universal appeal of the selfie, even lower-cost mobile handsets just about now have a front-facing camera. This is important because it means that biometrics can be used to strengthen the [...]

What’s in a Name? FIDO Enables Trust Without Passwords

2019-08-28T10:03:29-04:00By |

“Fido” in Latin translates as “to trust”, but it more commonly evokes thoughts of man’s most loyal companion. Abraham Lincoln had a dog named Fido, and among the most recognized (non-fictional) dogs in history was named Fido. He was a street dog that became famous in Italy in the 1950s for unwavering loyalty to his [...]