It would be great to have secure authentication everywhere we are online or whenever we hand over our devices over to our kids, but with it normally comes more friction than we might prefer in our day-to-day life. According to my bank, two-factor authentication means clumsy number cards to carry around in my wallet, and security for purchases in mobile games is just the standard phone password. With it comes a few problems, namely digging around your apartment to find the second factor in your two-factor authentication, or your kids getting their hands on a password and then racking up 100's of euros in in-app-purchases.
MePIN, the Finnish smartphone authentication startup, has just updated their product with a new release, and with it comes more applications of the system. The company was launched to provide a secure authentication system linked to a smartphone for online services, and now offers a wider platform for companies to take advantage of.