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HTML5 software token tutorial & some comments

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We've published a short-tutorial on how to install the WiKID HTML5 software token over on Howtoforge!  

It's worth noting how simple the setup is for the HTML5 software token.  Our mission at WiKID is to make two-factor authentication brain-dead simple, extensible, and affordable.  Integrating with the browser has long been a goal for us.  However, if it meant having 3 or 4 browser plug-ins, each of which might need a major overhaul periodically, the cost was frankly too high. 

Also, it wasn't clear based on our experience with our 2.0 Firefox plugin, that there was a market.  Now however, with the explosion in browser-based SSL-VPN and cloud-based services delivered through the browser and the increasing adoption of HTML5 by the browsers (so far it works will all the browsers except IE)  we believe that the time is ripe for an in-browser token.

Are their security trade-offs embedding the token in the browser? OF COURSE!  There are always trade-offs.  Right now the most important one is trading in static passwords, an old, broken technology for stronger authentication mechanisms.  

 

 

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