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Subject Re: VO challenges - article
From "Leif Johansson" <leifj@xxxxxxxx>
Date Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:44:33 +0100



> 24 okt 2015 kl. 23:07 skrev David Chadwick <d.w.chadwick@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> 
> 
> 
>> On 24/10/2015 21:03, Leif Johansson wrote:
>> 
>>> The "Nexus Imprint" feature in the phone I should receive in the
>>> mail in the next couple weeks has FIDO and Nok-Nok Labs logos all
>>> over the press for it.  I'm hopeful this is at least part of the
>>> Android ecosystem going forward.  That might pressure others to
>>> follow.
>> 
>> 
>> FIDO is 2 things. The UAF stuff that nok-nok labs and paypal
>> champion and the U2F/FIDO 2.0 stuff that yubico, google and msft run
>> with.
>> 
>> Who will win I'll leave as an exercise for the reader.
> 
> I think they are not competing but are designed for different markets.

yeah right :-)

> UAF is for smart devices that have FIDO built into them (including
> Google's Nexus phone), and U2F is for smart devices that do not (like
> current laptops), so they will use a separate dongle/USB stick or
> whatever to get the asymmetric key based authentication. It would make
> sense for existing web sites that want to strengthen their security to
> support both models rather than choose just one of them, otherwise they
> risk losing half the market.
> regards
> David
> 
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