More security news Splunk pulls out of Russia with mysterious statement You have around 20 minutes to contain a Russian APT attack Apple: iPhone’s Group FaceTime isn’t working as it did before eavesdrop bug fix Google Earth accidentally reveals secret military sites You keep hearing the warnings: use individual, strong, complex and lengthy passwords for each of your online accounts — and, of course, make sure you don’t forget them. rather less secure than we would like). On Monday at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona, Google and the FIDO Alliance outlined what such a future may look like for Android users.Together, the organizations revealed that the Android operating system is now FIDO2 certified, which means that passwords could one day be fully eradicated in the mobile ecosystem.The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association which focuses on bringing down our reliance on passwords. Made up of companies including Amazon, Arm, Google, Intel, Lenovo, and Microsoft, among many others, the organization is the creator of specifications for improved authentication standards. Among these standards are FIDO Universal Second Factor (FIDO U2F), FIDO Universal Authentication Framework (FIDO UAF) and FIDO2, which implements the W3C’s Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification and the FIDO… Read full this story
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