This innovative biometric authentication system for PCs will implement current FIDO standards, bringing established FIDO biometric authentication capabilities to the PC. Though verifying identity has long been the domain of passwords, they have become less safe to use without security factors in today’s digital world.
The 7th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) lay the groundwork for robust, hardware-protected biometric authentication securing users’ FIDO credentials and biometric information. The Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor features enterprise-level security with TLS 1.2 encryption. Synaptics’ Natural ID Fingerprint Solution is secured by SentryPoint features, including TLS 1.2 encryption and anti-spoofing algorithms. PayPal leverages its authentication ecosystem to continue making payments more secure and convenient.
The goal? Reduce fraud and increase security, while making online authentication nearly frictionless with biometrics secured by built-in, hardware-level protection.
Lenovo and Intel’s shared hardware expertise allows for a unified, built-in security architecture that’s more secure, private and hassle free. Likewise PayPal brings its authentication expertise and Synaptics their biometrics knowledge to deliver a much needed alternative solution to the password problem.
“The average user has to remember passwords for many different accounts, from PC log-in, email to online shopping. We wanted to help change that by freeing users from the burden of remembering complex passwords by providing a simple authentication solution,” said Johnson Jia, SVP, PC & Smart Device Business Group, Lenovo. “We’re excited to be the first PC company to partner with Intel, PayPal and Synaptics to bring users simpler and safer online authentication based on the released FIDO standards, through fingerprint readers designed for improved security on our laptops starting with the Yoga 910 convertible.”
“In an ongoing effort to enhance security in the financial services industry, we are working with Intel and Lenovo on a FIDO authentication solution which enables biometric authentication for personal computers,” said Bill Scott, vice president, Identity Product and Engineering at PayPal. “Security has always been a priority for PayPal, and we are committed to offering our customers secure, password-less authentication options leveraging FIDO standards.”