Mobile Security: Death to Passwords

Tim Messerschmidt (PayPal + Braintree)
5:15pm–5:45pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Security
Location: Salon 8
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

THIS SESSION HAS REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS LISTED BELOW

User authentication in mobile applications is a very common and integral use case. Implementing regular passwords is an easy solution for developers but comes with several pitfalls that impair user experience like (re-)entering passwords, the need to create a new unique password or even just the input of personal data on a flaky keyboard while registering a new account.

In this talk the security flaws and UX implications of passwords will be discussed and it will be presented which alternative tech exists that can offer a mobile friendly flow. Highlighting authorization and authentication techniques like OAuth and hardware features like Bluetooth LE, this talk will be interesting for anyone being interested in security and user authentication techniques.

SESSION REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTENDEES

Basic knowledge of mobile development for either Android or iOS.

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Tim Messerschmidt

PayPal + Braintree

As a long time mobile and web developer, Tim channels his knowledge and experience as PayPal’s Lead Developer Evangelist in EMEA. He is passionate about startups and serves as mentor at multiple incubators and accelerators.

Prior joining PayPal Tim used to work with Neofonie Mobile and Samsung focussing on several mobile projects. In his spare time, he leads and creates training classes in all sorts of developer-oriented topics, contributes to Open Source projects and is one of the authors of the Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Galaxy, as well as numerous articles published in print magazines.