Press release

Your Phone is Now the Alternative to the USB FIDO Key

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Today, GoTrustID Inc (GoTrust) announced that it is the first company to
offer a smart phone alternative to USB FIDO Key authentication for FIDO
2-step login used by many of the most popular cloud applications
including Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, Salesforce, Twitter, AWS
or GitHub accounts. A Bluetooth (BLE) connection between your phone and
your computer replaces the USB FIDO Key.

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Your Phone is now the alternative to the USB FIDO Key (Photo: Business Wire)

Your Phone is now the alternative to the USB FIDO Key (Photo: Business Wire)

The FIDO ecosystem is waiting for the market to further mature before it
supports BLE authenticators; but all FIDO enabled services support the
USB FIDO Security Key today. Wanting to provide an immediate FIDO login
experience for smart phone users, GoTrust has enhanced its PC computer
login APP ‘GoTrust ID’, which already works with BLE communications, to
use your phone to simulate the USB FIDO Key, thereby replacing the USB
Key with your phone. Your phone is even more secure than the
conventional USB key as you can now include another authentication
factor using your phone to add fingerprint or facial biometric
verification, often a mandatory requirement for more mission critical
and government secure sites.

The phone APP can be downloaded from App store or Google play and
Windows APP can be downloaded from the Microsoft store. The MacOS APP
will be available shortly. Acer users are ahead of the game as the
GoTrust ID APP is already preloaded on all Acer computers.

Darren Lee, CEO of GoTrustID said “I am very excited by this trend to
preload the GoTrust ID APP and I anticipate more companies offering this
feature before the end of this year”. Darren continued “What can be
easier than making you and your phone the critical credentials for FIDO
security login? You and your phone are always together.”