An amazing partnership is set to develop among Dropbox and Intel in order to bring Universal 2nd Factor to their 7th-gen Kaby Lake chips. This specific pairing between the two tech giants is said to pull out the complexity out of the two-factor authentication.
This will only mean that traditional security methods which include the likes of mobile authenticator apps, USB keys or text message codes paired with passwords will simply disappear as the more secure Intel chips will permit those who make use of Dropbox to benefit from the security keys built into the new Intel Kaby Lake.
Rick Echevarria, who is in charge of Intel’s security division, stated that this partnership will make those who use Dropbox more convenient and accessible. This partnership includes two companies who share the same mindset of conferring the most secure user experience while at the same time keeping it balanced and easy to use.
They haven’t set a term that states when this functionality will be available as it follows an announcement made by them which emphasizes on the fact that they’ve started shipping its 7th generation Core and Xeon processors.
Intel Kaby Lake processors are based on 1nm manufacturing technology and come in different power consumption variants starting from the 4.5 watt Core vPro chips to 65w or 95w present in the S-series Core ones which will be encountered in high-end desktop PCs.
Along the Dropbox U2F which comes along with the chip, Intel has announced that devices which sport their Kaby Lake processors will have additional security parameters such as Fingertip Touch where e-commerce is regarded as well as Intel Security Key and Intel Authenticate Device Guard.