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Re: Tech industry completes its standards for banishing passwords

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:18:09 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvT0-DptNRpDv7s7G6qUL=wQXM8782T7Eq2yWn-AWJBfPQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
Cc: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, Haritos-Shea <Katie.Haritos-Shea@chase.com>
Excellent!
Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 10 December 2014 at 15:10, Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL
<ryladog@gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI….the Web Payments IG is reviewing several FIDO Alliance specs and I
> believe have several people from that alliance joining the W3Cs Web Payments
> IG to help build open standards for web payments – that we are planning to
> ensure are accessible.
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> Katie Haritos-Shea
> Senior Accessibility SME (WCAG/Section 508/ADA/AODA)
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> From: Rochford, John [mailto:john.rochford@umassmed.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:54 AM
> To: Steve Lee; public-cognitive-a11y-tf
> Subject: RE: Tech industry completes its standards for banishing passwords
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> 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.
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> Fast IDentity Online (FIDO), password-free standards for typical and
> two-factor authentication.
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> ·       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.
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> ·       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.
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> 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
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> 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.
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> Steve
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> Autocomplete may have messed with my text
Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:18:37 UTC

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