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Re: Tech industry completes its standards for banishing passwords

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:02:11 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvQvKjAUUuxjMqUOuhbWPHPRMNS7kYxLN+sgO9WVu4-inQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Thanks John

Perfect description for me :)

FYI only (I don't think we should promote suppliers in our docs) Yubi
have a FIDO USB device out and I believe we have some for trying with
GPII.net.
https://www.yubico.com/

Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 10 December 2014 at 14:53, Rochford, John <john.rochford@umassmed.edu> wrote:
> Hi Steve and All,
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> I have added these standards, known as FIDO, to the issue paper on web
> security and privacy technologies, as an alternative technology. The
> following is how I described it. I am open, as always, to suggestions.
>
> Fast IDentity Online (FIDO), password-free standards for typical and
> two-factor authentication.
>
> ·     FIDO relies upon user authentication based upon a user's device (e.g.,
> phone, tablet, computer).
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> ·     A user's device registers the user, to a server, via a public key.
>
> ·     Upon a challenge from the server, the user's device responds with a
> private key.
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> ·     The device's keys are unlocked by the user biometrically (e.g.,
> fingerprint scanner) or by a button press, not by a password.
>
> I thank Steve for the referral.
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> John
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> John Rochford
> UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
> Director, INDEX Program
> Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
> http://www.DisabilityInfo.org
> Twitter: @ClearHelper
>
>
>
> From: Steve Lee [mailto:steve@opendirective.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:36 AM
> To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf
> Subject: Tech industry completes its standards for banishing passwords
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> http://engt.co/1sbeXko
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> This could eliminate at leasr 2 pain points: remembering passwords and
> CAPTCHAs. As long as all related UIs are coga11y friendly.
>
> Steve
>
> Autocomplete may have messed with my text
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