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Dropbox Adds Support for FIDO U2F Strong Authentication, YubiKeys
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8/12/2015 | 10:37:39 PM
FIDO
FIDO is expected to make sure that two-factor authentication schemes do not involve biometrics.

Threats that can be thwarted by biometric products operated together with fallback/backup passwords can be thwarted more securely by passwords alone. We could be certain that biometrics would help for better security only when it is operated together with another factor by AND/Conjunction (we need to go through both of the two), not when operated with another factor by OR/Disjunction (we need only to go through either one of the two) as in the cases of Touch ID and many other biometric products on the market that require a backup/fallback password, which only increase the convenience by bringing down the security.

                            

In short, biometric solutions could be recommended to the people who want convenience but should not be recommended to those who need security.

 


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