Topic: authentication

Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android P

Google is looking to improve biometrics in its upcoming operating system Android P. The company announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. According to Google, biometrics are an important part to keeping users safe. Apps and devices typically utilize knowledge factors, possession factors and biometrics factors for … continue reading

FIDO Alliance and W3C announce stronger web authentication standard

The FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have reached a major milestone in their effort towards bringing stronger and simpler web authentication to users globally. The organizations have announced the  Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard is advancing to the Candidate Recommendation stage, the last step before the final approval of a web standard. … continue reading

Vanguard Integrity Professionals Announces The Launch Of Version 2.3 Security And Compliance Software For IBM z/OS Security Server

Vanguard Integrity Professionals, Inc., cybersecurity experts with cybersecurity solutions securing any enterprise, is pleased to announce the launch and immediate availability of Version 2.3 Security and Compliance software for the IBM z/OS Security Server.  This version of Vanguard software improves on nearly every aspect of its predecessor offering a vast array of new features and … continue reading

IBM releases the Bluemix App ID

IBM is launching a new security authentication service for its developer platform Bluemix. The Bluemix App ID service provides tools to build third-party security authentication solutions without having extensive software security knowledge. With Bluemix App ID, developers can enable users to log into their applications using existing social media credentials from sites like Facebook and … continue reading

W3C looks to secure the Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is putting cybersecurity on its radar. It has announced that it is launching a new working group designed to standardize Web authentication and provide a more secure and flexible solution to password-based logins. “Every other week you see news of a password leak or data leak from another major … continue reading

Microsoft to debut Windows Hello biometric security in Windows 10

Microsoft wants to kill the password in Windows 10. As part of its upcoming operating system release, Microsoft announced it will introduce a new biometric security technology called Windows Hello, allowing users to unlock their Windows 10 devices by scanning their face, iris or fingerprint. Windows 10 PCs will ship later this year with Intel’s … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

#1: Satellizer Satellizer is an end-to-end, token-based authentication module for AngularJS with built-in support for Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter authentication providers. Developed by Sahat Yalkabov, Satellizer lets developers add any OAuth 1.0 or 2.0 provider by passing provider-specific information during the configuration step, according to its GitHub page. #2: Scraperjs Scraperjs is a versatile … continue reading

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