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Home Strong Authentication MasterCard Joins FIDO - What Will It Mean?

MasterCard Joins FIDO - What Will It Mean?

MasterCard's decision to join the FIDO Alliance has been much discussed since the announcement earlier this month. It is certainly encouraging to see large payment providers commit to FIDOs mission, which is focused on moving beyond usernames and passwords for authentication of end user transactions. 

FIDO's proposed user experience reflects an understanding on their part of the need to offer quick and easy authentication for users, especially in a mobile use case. Authentication cannot take a lot of time, require the end user to remember anything complex, or require the user to navigate multiple screens or to open additional apps. Big players in the space, like MasterCard, joining FIDO shows that there is widespread support for a standard for authentication that acknowledges that best solution will enhance both security and user experience.