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FIDO Alliance shifts its security focus to IoT devices

The Trusted Computing Group recently unveiled a new IoT-focused trusted platform module (TPM), and this was quickly followed by the news that the FIDO Alliance had announced new working groups and two new standards, aiming to improve IoT identity verification. The issue of IoT security is still far from solved, but FIDO’s new efforts provide developers with more options to tackle the over-arching problem. The Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance was established to try to solve the problem of using user names and passwords for online authentication, looking to create a better system of primary and secondary identification, such as biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans, as well as two-factor authentication devices. Integrated scanners and USB-based dongles have proven popular…

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