NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile network operator with over 78 million subscriptions, has announced a new authentication option: d ACCOUNT Passwordless Authentication.
Starting in February 2020, d ACCOUNT users will have the option to disable password logins and set their accounts to login via FIDO biometric authentication only. The goal of d ACCOUNT Passwordless Authentication is to provide an even stronger way to prevent unauthorized logins with FIDO so that even if a user’s password is stolen, it can no longer be used to access the account. This new option will be available on DOCOMO-supported mobile handsets with biometric authentication capabilities.
DOCOMO is as amongst the first to offer true passwordless authentication backed by FIDO standards.
Native support for FIDO is now built into Android, Windows, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.