Lenovo, Intel, Synaptics and PayPal have partnered to bring a simple and safe online authentication to PCs with FIDO-enabled embedded fingerprint solution.
The partnership will enable ist clients to authenticate online FIDO-enabled services like PayPal by using a fingerprint instead of a password.
This biometric authentication system for PCs will implement current FIDO standards, bringing established FIDO biometric authentication capabilities to the PC, the companies said in a joint statement.
The 7th Gen Intel Core processors with Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) lay the groundwork for hardware-protected biometric authentication securing users’ FIDO credentials and biometric information.
The Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor features enterprise-level security with TLS 1.2 encryption. Synaptics’ Natural ID Fingerprint Solution is secured by SentryPoint features, including TLS 1.2 encryption and anti-spoofing algorithms, the statement added.
Commenting on the partnership, Lenovo senior vice president of PC & Smart Device Business Group Johnson Jia said: “The average user has to remember passwords for many different accounts, from PC log-in, email to online shopping. We wanted to help change that by freeing users from the burden of remembering complex passwords by providing a simple authentication solution.
“We’re excited to be the first PC company to partner with Intel, PayPal and Synaptics to bring users simpler and safer online authentication based on the released FIDO standards, through fingerprint readers designed for improved security on our laptops starting with the Yoga 910 convertible.”