Google researchers publish a study based on two-years of Security Keys usage and determine that improved security, reliability and lower costs are the result.
In a new two-year research study, Google researchers have concluded that the use of the FIDO Alliances' Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, as part of the Google Security Keys initiative, has had positive security results. The new study comes as FIDO is preparing to update its standards for 2017.
Google first embraced the FIDO Alliances' Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) technology in an initiative to help improve user security back in 2014. The Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO) Alliance first got started in 2013 as a group dedicated to the advancement and development of standards for strong authentication mechanisms.