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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

Addressing the Demographic Challenges of Identity Verification [Video]

Proving who you are isn’t easy for everyone. For homeless, elderly, young, or recently migrated people, gathering the official documentation to verify their identities can be a challenge. This obstacle becomes an even bigger issue when it comes to online identity proofing, which might require access to the internet, ownership of a smartphone, or computer … Continued

Where You Live vs. What You Trust [Infographic]

Last spring, ID.me a commissioned study conducted by Forrester to learn more about consumer trust in various online security methods. The study, which surveyed 2,000 people about 16 different types of identity verification, found that the confidence and trust consumers feel towards online security methods depends on where they live. These broad trends provide a … Continued

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