By Robby Robbins Software Engineer As we make the long trek from our office in Tokyo to Google’s new campus in Sunnyvale, California, there is a familiarity to the experience that is simultaneously exciting and humbling. Nearly ten years
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[Special Topic] FIDO Alliance, A Joint Force to Proliferate Strong Authentication in Both Businesses and Government
The FIDO (“Fast IDentity Online”) Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013. The alliance has now more than 200 members, including a broad group made up of predominant hardware, software, security, Internet service companies and financial groups.
In view of increased attention on information security and demands on strong authentication, ISR is creating a news column on strong authentication. We will select a number of relevant topics and aggregate news about what is happening in the industry.
ZDNet: Google is looking at ways to keep you continuously logged into an account using a smartphone’s video camera
Google is developing real-time facial-recognition tech that uses a phone’s front camera to continuously authenticate users when they’re logged into a bank or email account.
A simple to understand how-to guide has been published by Bill Snyder at CIO.com. Snyder provided a introduction of how services such as TeleSign and TurnOn2FA can help the consumer turn on two factor authentication for more than 200 websites
The combined two step authentication method on smartphones, consisting of fingerprint user authentication followed by device authentication, is much more secure that present methods without sacrificing the user experience. The new authentication, having a better user experience and being more secure, has the potential to revolutionize the authentication in consumer services.