Security Keys are Awesome

Abstract

Authenticator one-time-password apps are a great improvement over passwords, but the FIDO Alliance’s Universal Two Factor specification attempts to take it a step further. U2F provides a phishing resistant, hardware based second authentication factor.

Before you depend on a technology as a building block of security, it’s good to understand how it works, and why it’s a good fit for your needs. This talk will cover these things, so you don’t have to read the spec yourself.

  • An overview of the authentication landscape
  • Why U2F is awesome
  • How those security keys work to prevent phishing
  • How you can deploy strong authentication for your stuff

Slides

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