Authentication technology from Leuven will protect 5 million SD Worx users – ICT news

NextAuth offshoot of KU Leuven will provide passwordless authentication of SD Worx in 19 countries.

The SD Worx social secretariat is revamping its mysdworx platform, which it offers to more than 5 million users in 19 countries. This platform will now also use nextAuth, which will allow users to log in using their finger or face.

SD Worx had been using two-factor verification for quite a long time, but was, according to nextAuth, looking for something more affordable and user-friendly.

nextAuth is a spin-off of KU Leuven and mainly focuses on passwordless authentication, based on technology developed by the imec COSIC research group of KU Leuven. With this method, the private key stays on the device, and SD Worx’s servers keep only the public key.

The company says this significantly reduces the attack range. In the event of a successful hack on the SD Worx servers, there will also be no risk of leaking password hashes or private keys.

The SD Worx social secretariat is revamping its mysdworx platform, which it offers to more than 5 million users in 19 countries. This platform will now also use nextAuth, which will allow users to log in using their finger or face. something more affordable and user-friendly. nextAuth is a spin-off of KU Leuven and focuses mainly on passwordless authentication, based on technology developed by the imec COSIC research group of KU Leuven. With this method, the private key remains on the device, and SD Worx’s servers keep only the public key. The company claims to significantly reduce the attack range. In the event of a successful hack on the SD Worx servers, there will also be no risk of leaking password hashes or private keys.

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