Tag: FIDO Alliance


Jun 15, 2021

Built-in FIDO authenticators and YubiKeys are making the internet safer for all

In 2007, Yubico set out to protect as many people as possible by making secure login easy and available for everyone. We are happy Apple has joined Yubico, Google, and Microsoft on this journey by implementing W3C WebAuthn/FIDO compatible platform authenticators and are pleased to say that now all major platforms have adopted the standards

What is CTAP?

How does CTAP work? FIDO2 consists of two standardized components, a web API (WebAuthn) and a version 2 of CTAP. The two work together and are required to achieve a passwordless experience for login. The earlier FIDO U2F (Link to FIDO U2F Glossary) protocol working with external authenticators is now renamed to CTAP1 in the WebAuthn specifications.

What is Passwordless

Passwordless definition Passwordless is best thought of as a strategic direction for a company’s security to take. How fast you accelerate toward that goal all depends on how many steps are included in a passwordless strategic plan. Every company, depending on specific security context, is going to get there at a different speed — but

What is the FIDO Alliance?

What is the mission of the FIDO Alliance? •Developing technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users •Operating industry certification programs to help ensure successful worldwide adoption of the specifications •Submitting mature technical specification(s) to recognized standards development organization(s) for formal standardization Who

Yubico Launches Passwordless Login with new Security Key and FIDO2

Today, together with the FIDO Alliance, we made a big announcement that paves the way to a passwordless future. We revealed the new Security Key by Yubico as well as our new Developer Program, both of which support the new FIDO2 open standard for passwordless authentication. Why is this important? Think of a time when


Aug 1, 2017

Listen in and learn: Upcoming webcasts featuring Yubico experts

Webcasts galore! Yubico is taking over the airwaves this month with 4 exciting and thought-provoking webcasts. We are collaborating with IT security leaders Microsoft and the FIDO Alliance, plus other industry professionals, to give updates on the future of FIDO and enterprise authentication. Tune in, and learn from the experts. On August 3, Jerrod Chong,

UK Becomes the First Government to Offer Secure Online Identities Based on FIDO U2F Standards

Compromised online identities have reached a level that has exposed the weaknesses in usernames and passwords as well as traditional software security solutions. Government services around the world have a growing demand for strong two-factor authentication, but traditional hardware technologies have been too costly and complicated to scale for most countries and internet users. The

YubiKey and U2F at CES ShowStoppers – Yubico Demonstrates Mobile Contactless, Tokenless, and Passwordless Authentication

Yubico will be exhibiting at booth B-12 at ShowStoppers on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6-10 p.m., at the Wynn Las Vegas. Hacking, data loss, and identity theft is no longer just a concern to enterprises, but a threat that reaches everyone online.  The time is now and the technology is here for consumers to protect


Nov 19, 2015

W3C Submission Hints At Strong Future For U2F

As with any growing standards organization, the FIDO Alliance is evolving. Today, the organization marks a glimpse of where it’s headed and how U2F will help make secure login easy and available for all internet users. The FIDO Alliance has submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) a set of specifications defining a Web


May 21, 2015

YubiKeys Earn FIDO Certified Label

Interoperability is king and today the FIDO Alliance announced its FIDO Certified program and a list of 31 products that have passed conformance and interoperability testing. The three YubiKeys that support FIDO’s Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol ­­– NEO, Edge and Security Key – are now certified and part of this important maturation in FIDO’s design.