Congratulations to Facebook for joining other large social media, e-commerce and financial institutions who have adopted the new FIDO security standard. This move will enable millions of Facebook users to protect their online accounts from hackers.
Facebook announced on January 26, 2017 they support the FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard that enables Facebook users to use a small USB keyfob, such as SurePassID’s Treo 3-in-1 security key, to protect their Facebook accounts with opt-in strong authentication.
Fast IDentity Online (FIDO)
With the FIDO standard, any company who supports it can allow their customers or employees to register a FIDO key with their online account. If they don’t have a FIDO key, one can be purchased from Amazon. There are several choices of form factors and prices ranging from $7 to $50 for multi-function FIDO keys.
SurePassID has been a member of the FIDO Alliance since 2013 and has adopted the FIDO standard in our authentication platform. Our server is officially FIDO-certified. With SurePassID Authentication Server, you can FIDO-enable your website and mobile apps to offer your users a higher level of security than the weak username and password. Other more notable FIDO members include Amazon, PayPal, Microsoft, DropBox, GitHub, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Google.
Convenient Security is Here!
SurePassID offers a variety of solutions for logging into Windows, VPN, and mobile apps with the most convenient two-factor authentication. Our latest products include the industry-first Mobile FIDO Token, turning the mobile phone into a powerful authenticator. And the Windows Credential Provider app for Windows Login.
As FIDO membership and the new standard for strong authentication gains momentum, it’s only a matter of time before you will be able to consolidate your logins and use a single FIDO key for all of your accounts to help eliminate account take-over fraud and stop the reliance on passwords.
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Contact us if you are interested in strong authentication to lower your risk of cyber fraud, increase security for your employees and customers, and make strong security as convenient as it gets.