Microsoft Joins FIDO Alliance In Revolutionizing Online Authentication System

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FIDO Alliance today announced that Microsoft has joined the Alliance as a member of the Board of Directors. FIDO Alliance develops technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users. Microsoft is committed to working with the FIDO Alliance to produce open standards that will ensure interoperability among strong authentication methods and technologies.

Open FIDO specifications will support a full range of authentication technologies for operating systems, including biometrics such as fingerprint and iris scanners, voice and facial recognition, as well as existing solutions and communications standards, such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), USB Security Tokens, embedded Secure Elements (eSE), Smart Cards, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Near Field Communication (NFC). The open specifications are being designed to be extensible and to accommodate future innovation, as well as protect existing investments. FIDO specifications allow the interaction of technologies within a single infrastructure, enabling security options to be tailored to the distinct needs of each user and organization.

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Source: FIDO Alliance

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  • Nham Thien Duong

    Seriously, wait a decade and hackers will be rarer and rarer, online piracy will be like real-world piracy, I know it’s a tough pill to swallow or even believe, but large-scale virusses will be a thing of the past and spyware distributers will go the way of the Pirates of the Caribbean.

    • Nham Thien Duong

      Glorified by Hollywood.