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FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and the problems users face creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. Nok Nok Labs, PayPal and Lenovo were among the founders.

FIDO Alliance also offers the Biometric Component Certification Program – the first such program for the industry at large. The program utilizes accredited independent labs to certify that biometric subcomponents meet globally recognized performance standards for biometric recognition performance and Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) and are fit for commercial use.

FIDO Alliance Biometrics News


Nok Nok’s customer expansion continues, spurred by Fido Alliance’s new passkey guidelines

Passwordless authentication firm and co-founder of the Fido Alliance Nok Nok Labs has announced a Year-on-Year (YoY) increase of over…

May 16, 2023

Consumers ready for passwordless technology and prefer biometrics; FIDO Alliance report

FIDO Alliance has published a report examining how the behavior, patterns and adoption of authentication technologies reflect the consumers’ readiness…

May 3, 2023

Google introduces passkey sign-in with farewell note to passwords

As of May 3, 2023, Google users can opt to secure their accounts using passkeys rather than passwords, according to…

Apr 25, 2023

FIDO Alliance paper positions protocol for EU Digital Identity Wallet authentications

The EU Digital Identity Wallet represents a significant growth opportunity for FIDO authentication, according to a new white paper from…

Mar 31, 2023

Web payment security group agrees to 2 more years

An industry agreement first signed in 2019 to encourage collaboration on developing better e-commerce check-outs has been renewed. The signers…

Mar 31, 2023

FIDO passkey adoption surging in APAC with 2 big announcements

Yahoo! JAPAN has announced that it will be one of the first companies to support passkeys from Apple and Google…

Mar 30, 2023

Passkeys will replace passwords entirely soon, experts say

Passkey technologies will replace passwords entirely over the next few years. The claims come from several experts who shared their…

Mar 15, 2023

FIDO passwordless authentication on the rise with VinCSS certification, adoption growth

Pham Trung Anh, head of products at cybersecurity firm VinCSS, has become the first person in Vietnam to achieve the…

Feb 28, 2023

FIDO Alliance announces date for conference on user authentication, call for speakers

This year’s edition of the FIDO Alliance’s annual conference to dissect issues around user authentication dubbed ‘Authenticate 2023’ will take…

Feb 8, 2023

AuthenticID, Bitwarden, Socure get closer in FIDO

The FIDO Alliance has gotten a bit broader and a little deeper. ID proofing provider AuthenticID has joined the passwordless-authentication…

Feb 6, 2023

Persistent phishing to push passkeys past passwords

The adoption of the FIDO Alliance’s passkeys by tech giants has pushed their support by user devices beyond three out…

Jan 4, 2023

PayEye dual biometrics win FIDO certification with zero PAD errors

Polish fintech provider PayEye has obtained its FIDO Biometric Component Certification and proven highly resistant to presentation attacks, according to…

Jan 4, 2023

FIDO offers guidance for government service use as countries deploy blockchain, biometrics

Governments around the world continue to develop digital identity capabilities to give residents easier access to public services, and the…

Dec 22, 2022

Vietnamese consumers want to use biometrics instead of passwords; VinCSS wants to help

Consumers in Vietnam are bullish on biometrics, with 75 percent finding them more convenient than using cards or other devices…

Dec 15, 2022

CyberLink’s face biometrics gets FIDO certified, Aware receives SOC 2

Taiwan-based facial recognition software maker CyberLink has announced that its face biometrics engine FaceMe is now certified for the FIDO…

Nov 17, 2022

Anonybit passwordless decentralized biometric authentication platform certified by FIDO

The end-to-end passwordless authentication platform from Anonybit, Genie, has received FIDO certification, the company announced. Genie provides a bridge between…

Oct 26, 2022

Certification process for FIDO Authenticators demystified by Veridium

Certification testing for FIDO Alliance standards is a topic of increasing focus around the industry, and for those preparing for…

Oct 25, 2022

Authentication vendor Nok Nok says it supports passkeys

One of the founders of the FIDO Alliance has announced its full support for passkeys, a security standard that backers…

Oct 22, 2022

Biometrics play starring role in ambitious plans for Mastercard and FIDO Alliance

A new specification for biometric payment cards has been met by Thales and G+D to the approval of Mastercard, which…

Oct 21, 2022

Avast pitches decentralized digital ID and FIDO integration at Authenticate 2022

An Authenticate 2022 session Wednesday explored the open standards and cryptography behind self-sovereign identity (SSI) and how they can complement…

FIDO Alliance Industry Insights


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Biometrics Explainers by FIDO Alliance


Explainer: Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a layer of security that ensures a person provides two or more pieces of information to…

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