Google researchers publish a study based on two-years of Security Keys usage and determine that improved security, reliability and lower costs are the result.
In a new two-year research study, Google researchers have concluded that the use of the FIDO Alliances' Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) standard, as part of the Google Security Keys initiative, has had positive security results. The new study comes as FIDO is preparing to update its standards for 2017.
Google first embraced the FIDO Alliances' Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) technology in an initiative to help improve user security back in 2014. The Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO) Alliance first got started in 2013 as a group dedicated to the advancement and development of standards for strong authentication mechanisms.
Earlier this week I published some GCC 5.4 vs. GCC 6.2 vs. GCC 7.0 SVN development benchmarks with a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system. For those curious how the LLVM Clang compiler stack is comparing, here are some tests on the same system when running fresh benchmarks of LLVM Clang 3.9 as well as LLVM Clang 4.0 SVN.
These tests were done with LLVM Clang 3.9 and 4.0 SVN added in to the GCC results from this Core i7 6800K system running Ubuntu 16.10 with the Linux 4.8 kernel. The CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS were maintained the same throughout all testing with the "-O3 -march=native" flags.
While LLVM 4.0 isn't coming until its planned release in Feburary, the LLVM 3.9.1 point release is expected this coming week.
Tom Stellard of AMD released LLVM 3.9.1-rc3 on Friday and anticipates this being the last release candidate. This 3.9.1-rc3 build just has some ARM/AArch64 fixes compared to his earlier RC2 milestone.