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FIDO Alliance Appoints Facebook to Board of Directors

Facebook joins Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Intel, all among major influential tech companies backing FIDO authentication.

The FIDO Alliance has appointed Facebook to its board of directors, making the company one of several influential businesses to join the board in support FIDO Authentication. FIDO's board already has representation from more than 30 organizations in tech, financial services, and ecommerce including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel, PayPal, and Bank of America.

In an effort to swap passwords for simpler and more effective authentication, the FIDO Alliance creates specifications for authenticating PC platforms and Web and mobile applications. FIDO Authentication relies on security keys, biometrics, and on-device public key cryptography, which are more private and easier to use than passwords and other forms of authentication.

Facebook is new to the board but has been supporting FIDO Authentication adoption since January 2017; then, it gave its 2 billion users the option to use a FIDO-supported security key to access their accounts.

FIDO has also recently announced it will soon arrive on the browser with a new open standard called WebAuthn, which will make it easier for all services to implement more secure login methods. It's currently supported in the newest version of Firefox and will be supported in new versions of Chrome and Edge over the next few months.

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