Google, Samsung, and 16 others receive post-password certification
This morning, the plot to kill the password got a little stronger. 18 different companies received an official FIDO certification for 31 different products, ranging from physical devices to login services. They’re the first products to be officially certified under the specification, opening the door for interoperating services down the road. The services aren’t comprehensive enough to do away with passwords entirely, and not all of them have been deployed — but once they are, anyone using the systems will have a robust alternative to simply typing in a string of characters.
The FIDO specification was officially published in December, establishing basic ground rules for post-password authentication. Using FIDO, a fingerprint reader can…
Source:: The Verge