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Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

ID.me updates digital identity verification with FIDO U2F security keys

Wednesday 13 September 2017 | 10:30 AM CET

ID.me has unveiled the ability to use FIDO U2F (Universal Second Factor) Security Keys as an extra layer of authentication for its identity proofing services.

Security Keys, such as the YubiKey, are being introduced as an additional form of two-factor authentication for those seeking extra protection. This solution fights phishing threats as thieves can compromise a user’s account only by stealing physically a physical FIDO U2F Security Key.

ID.me, a digital identity platform, provides identity proofing services for three different federal agencies and this will be first roll out of FIDO U2F for 2-factor authentication for government agencies in the US. The option will be presented to users alongside existing two-factor authentication choices, such as a code sent by text message, and a call to a landline.

This launch supports FIDO Alliance U2F authentication standards, designed to reduce the reliance on passwords and improve the user-experience for identity proofing. The FIDO Alliance currently consists of over 250 industry members and partners dedicated to developing new standards for stronger online identity authentication.

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