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Innovation: Mobile Authentication and Security Mobile authentication uses multifactor authentication scheme and is used to allow authorization for mobile devices to log into secure locations and resources. Mobile authentication and mobile security have now evolved with new innovation on the market today because password entry is so clumsy on cell phones, especially when capital letters, numbers and symbols are included. U2F is a standard for open authentication that allow internet users to access any number of online services securely using one single device, instantly without drivers or client software needed. It has many advantages that include ease of usage, high privacy, multiple choices, interoperable, cost-efficient, electronic identity, secure recovery and very strong security. The ease of usage is commended for its out-of-the-box feature that doesn’t need any code to retype or any drivers to install, and it enables instant authentication to any number of online services. Online users are now enabled to use anonymous or multiple secure identities because they are allowed to choose, own and control their own identity. Each device generates a new pair of keys, with the public key only stored into a specific service preventing sharing of secrets or information among service providers. It has multiple choices because it is specifically designed for phones and computers and some of its authentication modalities are mobile phone, key chain devices and fingerprint reader, also with different methods of communication such as Bluetooth, NFC and USB. It is considered interoperable because it allows every service provider to be their own identity provider backed by the leaders in the internet and financial services and also let users authenticate through a federated service provider. Internet users can choose from a wide array of affordable or low-cost devices from multiple vendors and retail stores worldwide without having these service providers take the cost and secure its distribution. Services are being developed for services requiring higher level of identity assurance online and in the physical world tying it to your real identity. To create a backup code in case the device is misplaced, it is recommended that users register at least two devices with every service provider. It has a very strong security that involve strong two-factor authentication one using a key crypto and a native support browser that help protect against session hijacking, phishing, man in the middle and malware attacks. 2016 is the birth of new authentication and security that unfold the promise of contactless, tokenless and passwordless mobile authentication. Its open standard gives a higher level of security and now being made available in the market for everyone to be able to afford safeguarding their identity. Let us welcome the newest innovation of mobile authentication and mobile security with an open mind for a better and secured online world.Doing Options The Right Way

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