Lenovo, together with Intel will promote the use of the UAF and U2F protocols as a replacement for passwords in Windows PC
In the modern world from passwords can not escape. And if the smartphone they are almost forced out fingerprint scanners, in the case of the use of social networks, forums and other similar resources passwords is an integral part of reality.
Various companies have been working on alternatives, but until the mass no new technologies in the scenarios described previously is not used. It decided to try to fix Lenovo supported Intel.
Lenovo claims that it is among the first computer companies will bring to market an authentication system with certificates FIDO, integrated directly into the Windows PC.
Using the Online Connect Intel built into the Core processors, starting with the seventh-generation authentication system Lenovo will support the platform of Universal Authentication Framework (UAF). If to speak easier, Lenovo offers to replace passwords all the same height, only now on PC. The system already works on PC Yoga 920, ThinkPad X1 Tablet second-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a fifth-generation IdeaPad 720S.
However, not scanners a single. Protocol Universal 2nd Factor (U2F), which is also supported by Sony computers, implies a two-factor authentication without fingerprint scanners.
In fact, dactiloscopy on PC appeared long before the birth of the modern smartphone market, however, the absence of any mass promotion by the manufacturers has led to the fact that the presence or absence of a scanner when buying a new PC, normal users will not pay any attention. Lenovo will try to fix it, but the idea is only in the case that the Chinese giant will join other market players, including Microsoft, which, among other things, will promote this issue in their advertising campaigns.