PixelPin Receives FIDO Certification

03/01/2018

The FIDO Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices. Its founding members include PayPal and Lenovo. The FIDO ecosystem enables better security for online services, reduced cost for the deploying enterprise, and a simpler and safer consumer experience. The open-source authentication protocol allows logins to take place with non-password authenticators, protecting against phishing and attacks using stolen passwords.

PixelPin needed to go through a certification process in order to be part of the ecosystem. The FIDO Functional Certification program measures compliance and interoperability amongst products and services.

The FIDO Alliance organises interoperability testing sessions a few times a year and in their September session, the PixelPin Android app was reviewed. Following the review, a Conformance Validation was issued on the 16th October 2017. This allows PixelPin to display the FIDO® Certified logo, demonstrating to the public that they have created a high-quality FIDO implementation. Other FIDO certified products include eBay, Google, Samsung and Sony.

PixelPin is a highly secure, user-friendly visual authentication solution. The innovative service allows you to use a photo instead of a PIN or password to log in and once integrated, can be used to log in to any application or system. With PixelPin you upload one of your favourite photos and simply choose four points on it, this then becomes your login. One picture, four points, no passwords.

With cyberattacks on the rise, businesses and enterprises are investing in strong, reliable cybersecurity. Given today’s age of interactive technologies and consumers, they are actively seeking new and innovative solutions to protect their systems. PixelPin’s founders Brian Taylor (Inventor) and Geoff Anderson (CEO), have over 30 years’ experience managing complex systems in defence and security markets. The PixelPin system is specifically designed to be secure against hackers.

PixelPin now awaits the next FIDO interoperability testing session so that they can get their iOS version certified as well.