Lenovo and Intel make online authentication safer

Lenovo and Intel have revealed the first PC-ready built-in authentication measures to support users’ online browsing, working, and shopping.

Using Intel Online Connect on 7th and 8th-gen Core processors, Lenovo’s latest PCs integrate FIDO-certified authenticators into the core of the PCs.

This brings safer online authentication when logging into websites like PayPal, Google, and Facebook.

Instead of depending on passwords as the sole credential for logging in, users now have a safer way to sign in:

  • UAF fingerprint authentication – An encrypted fingerprint reader embedded on the PC is used.
  • U2F with built-in 2nd-factor authentication – An additional security factor is incorporated into the authentication process.

“With these integrated FIDO authenticators, websites use security keys that are protected and rooted deeply in the PC’s hardware, ultimately increasing user protection and reducing fraud,” said Lenovo.

Intel Online Connect can be downloaded and will be available via Lenovo System Update and Lenovo App Explorer on all Lenovo laptops with 7th and 8th-gen Core processors that have enabled Intel SGX.3.

This includes the Yoga 920, IdeaPad 720S, ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2nd generation), ThinkPad T570, and more.

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