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Are Biometrics Usernames or Passwords?

The unveiling of the iPhone X and Face ID in 2017 didn’t just generate buzz among tech nerds–it also created a demand for biometrics among a mainstream consumer audience. Face ID will change behavior. We know this because we’ve seen this story before. When Apple rolled out Touch ID in 2013, Kevin Roose wrote in … Continued

5 Digital Identity Trends to Look Out for in 2018

Serious change awaits the digital identity market in 2018. The magnitude of the Equifax data breach served as a wake-up call to consumers, the media, and policy makers that the status quo for digital identity is inadequate. Simultaneously, innovations in biometrics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence introduce new ways of proving who we are while … Continued

Moving Beyond Social Security Numbers Part 3: Tokenizing Identities or the Credit Card 2.0 Model for Identity

Credit and debit cards form an interesting, basic model for identity. Banks have regulatory requirements to verify the identities of their customers and must, by law, gather three of four data elements: Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, and Address. To complete payments through cards, banks realized they needed to represent their customers’ identities … Continued

[Press Release] ID.me debuts unphishable FIDO U2F security keys as an extra layer of authentication for digital identity verification

MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – September 12, 2017) – ID.me unveils 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. ID.me’s Identity Gateway, which … Continued

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