The aim of the project is to provide a set of free and open source tools for enabling strong two-factor authentication mechanisms for any application.
Geneva, Switzerland -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/19/2013 -- A team of IT Security experts from Geneva, Switzerland has launched this project. They are providing consulting services in the area of strong factor authentication and have a number of ideas, tools and inventions to share. They believe that solutions with enhanced security can be implemented at no cost.
Two-factor authentication is commonly found in electronic computer authentication, where basic authentication is the process of a requesting entity presenting some evidence of its identity to a second entity.
There are many systems where two-factor authentication can be applied to, such as VPN, SSH access, Web Applications and proprietary products such as Citrix XenApp or Microsoft Exchange. There are also many solutions to implement two-factor authentication, both free and commercial, and sometimes it is hard to choose the proper one.
This team will produce an online knowledge and resource base for developers and system integrators to enable two-factor authentication.
This will not be a simple compilation of existing technologies; the team has played with the subject a lot, so they are going to present a big number of their own developments under an open source license.
They are planning to provide support for the following second factor authentication tokens:
- HOTP/TOTP Based hardware tokens
- Google Authenticator
- MOTP-DO (a fork of Mobile-OTP that generates Digits-Only One-time passwords – this is one of their inventions)
- User’s own algorithm based tokens.
This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: September 10, 2013 - November 09, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
Indiegogo Page: http://bit.ly/15ZfzYm
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