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November 26, 2014 – Ottawa, Canada -- Bluink Ltd, the leading innovator in smartphone based digital identity management and strong authentication, today achieved FIDO Alliance Universal Second Factor (FIDO U2F) Ready sta-tus for its Injector mobile identity product, allowing Injector users to securely login to U2F supported online services.
Bluink has partnered with Elliptic Technologies to use its portable Ellipsys cryptographic libraries in Injector to provide a robust, trusted and fully compliant FIDO U2F solution. Injector already provides users with unparalleled convenience and security by managing static and "one-time" passwords while automating logins to machines, applications, networks and online services. Now with FIDO U2F, the same solution will also allow public key authentication to supporting online services, making Injector a truly universal secure authenticator.
"FIDO U2F represents a significant step forward in web authentication. With the number of passwords that users need to have nowadays and the increasingly massive data breaches re-sulting from cyber attacks, password-based authentication is becoming a huge risk to individuals and businesses," said Larry Hamid, CTO of Bluink. "FIDO authentication eliminates the need for passwords and we want Injector users to benefit as soon as possible."
"Elliptic is a big believer in, and early supporter of, the FIDO U2F standards as an effective way to eliminate the risks of weak, overused passwords so commonly exploited in web attacks. Blu-ink's Injector replaces weak user identities with strong cryptographically authenticated indentities, with un-guessable randomly generated passwords as a fallback for legacy services. Elliptic is proud to work with Bluink to bring this product to life," said Ogi Brkic, Elliptic VP of Marketing and Business Development. "Injector makes it simple for people to protect their online identities with world class cryptography. Thanks to the ready portability of Ellipsys, Bluink will be able to offer Injector support on all the popular platforms quickly, easily and reliably."
The FIDO U2F capability in Injector will be released on iOS and Android before the end of this year.
Injector is a smartphone based identity manager and Bluetooth USB dongle that provides strong au-thentication and logins to almost anything.
Bluink is an Engineering and Product Development company focused on security and solutions that leverage the power of mobile devices. From Injector to the award winning Shift-IT™ scheduling solutions, Bluink's products make people's lives more secure, efficient and mobile.
About Ellipsys Cryptography Middleware
Ellipsys Cryptography Middleware is a CAVP certified cryptographic library that is highly config-urable for size or speed optimization. Ellipsys is written in portable C code and also includes plat-form specific optimizations for ARM, x86, x86_64 and PowerPC. Ellipsys contains a plug-in ar-chitecture for easy integration and offload of hardware devices.
About Elliptic Technologies
Elliptic Technologies is a leading provider of embedded security hardware cores and software to chipset vendors, device manufacturers, service and content providers. Elliptic's highly integrated solutions enable the most efficient silicon design and highest levels of security for some of the world's most popular products in markets such as mobile, networking, home entertainment, automotive, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Elliptic's hardware security cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and cover a wide variety of cryptographic cores, public key accelerators, true random generators and protocol processors. Elliptic is leading the world in DRM and link protection solutions with flagship technology tVaultTM for downloading and sharing premium content between multiple devices, including Microsoft® PlayReady®, DTCP-IP and HDCP SDKs built for "trusted execution environments" used in consumer electronics. The company has a global customer base and sales channels. To learn more about how Elliptic's security solutions enable the most efficient silicon design and highest levels of security for some of the world's most popular products, please visit www.elliptictech.com.