The FIDO Alliance mission is to make FIDO more widely available and so reduce the reliance on usernames and passwords in favor of more secure two-factor authentication, Barrett says. FIDO two-factor authentication is less expensive than traditional two-factor infrastructure. A Yubico NEO, for instance, costs $50 on Amazon.com.
Some of the FIDO Alliance's 150-plus members are Google, PayPal, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, RSA, VISA, Discover, MasterCard, Lenovo and Alibaba.
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