Published on Mar 29, 2017, by FIDO Alliance: 

The rapid expansion of the Internet of Things has fostered convenience and connectedness for consumers. It has also opened the door for creative hackers. Recently, hackers used hundreds of thousands of common internet-connected devices in consumers’ homes, without the owners’ knowledge, to launch a DDoS attack that temporarily brought down crucial parts of the internet’s infrastructure.

Deploy Your Online Authentication Using Open and Scalable Standards

The specifications and certifications from the FIDO Alliance enable an interoperable ecosystem of hardware-, mobile- and
biometrics-based authenticators that can be used with many apps and websites. This ecosystem enables enterprises and service providers to
deploy strong authentication solutions that reduce reliance on passwords and protect against phishing, man-in-the-middle and
replay attacks using stolen passwords.