Blog Posts Tagged with "Two-Factor"


Businesses Should Take a Pass on Traditional Password Security

August 04, 2015 Added by:Geoff Sanders

Historical forms of authentication were never meant for the networked landscape we live in today. The first passwords were adequate authentication solutions only because the systems they secured were isolated. Unfortunately, the isolated systems that pervaded the early days of the computer revolution has set the foundation for authentication in the Internet Age.

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Does Two-Factor Authentication Need Fixing?

July 03, 2012 Added by:Nick Owen

Assuming that the anti-malware companies cannot keep malware off PCs, what can be done? Well, actually stronger authentication can be applied at certain points in the online banking process to reduce exposure. When people think of two-factor authentication, they typically mean session authentication...

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Consumers Still Prefer Convenience Over Security

August 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Any change to the way a customer accesses their account is going to take a while to get used to. But this small extra step delivers such an increase in security to our internet banking users, that we are confident we have got the balance right," an HSBC official said...

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The Future of Secure Mobile Computing?

May 27, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Using a Bare-Metal-Boot Mode, these devices never have to touch the hard drive of the host machine, and with capacities up to 128GB, there is plenty of room for data storage as well. Add to that encryption and dual factor authentication and you’ve got an incredibly secure device...

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The Problem with Two-Factor Authentication Solutions

May 15, 2011 Added by:Roman Yudkin

It's great news that more websites are strengthening online authentication. When one considers how much sensitive, personal information people share on the Web, relying on a single layer of password protection simply is not enough...

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Facebook Debuts Two-Factor Login Authentication

May 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The new authentication feature allows users the option of requiring that a one-time numeric authentication code be entered in addition to the standard username/password combination if the network detects a login attempt from a device that has not been previously saved by the user...

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RSA Fail - Security Lessons Unlearned

March 18, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

Security pros have to wonder about the security state as a whole when the founders of "two factor" key fobs take a hit. One would believe that in the event someone compromised a machine inside of RSA, their own security - two factor key fobs - would have prevented escalation between other machines...

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EMC's Security Division Hacked

March 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Our investigation has led us to believe that the attack is in the category of an APT... and revealed that the attack resulted in certain information being extracted from RSA's systems. Some of that information is specifically related to RSA's SecurID two-factor authentication products..."

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Faking It - When is Two Factor Authentication Not?

February 28, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Take a look at the authentication scheme from a 360-degree view and see if the strong authentication 2-factor provides extends to all platforms (mobile device? HTML-only?) If not, then your account is protected by the lowest common denominator, for most sites that's a simple username and password...

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Google Offers Two-Factor Authentication Option

February 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Starting Thursday all Google users can choose to turn on a so-called 'two-factor authentication' feature, which will require them to type in a special, short-lived second password in addition to their normal password to get into their account..."

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