Biometrics: The Future of Payment Authentication


Read why David Smith says that biometrics is the future of payment authentication on Infosec Magazine : Today buyers have to deal with PIN codes and passwords, and despite all […].

Trusona: Passwordless two-factor authentication


Trusona is the pioneer and leader in passwordless two-factor authentication (2FA). Stolen or weak passwords are responsible for over 80% of breaches, and Trusona’s mission is to thwart cybercrime by eliminating them from the user experience. For a good overview and really fast demo of the power of Trusona see this video: Over 200 organizations, including some […]. Company IAM

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Two-factor authentication: A cheat sheet

Tech Republic Security

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers--two-factor authentication is also necessary. Here's what security pros and users need to know about two-factor authentication

Zero-trust authentication may replace passwords in AR/VR headsets

Venture Beast

AR/VR Business Games Mobile Security AR category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics category-/Science VR zero-trust authentication ZeTAAs mixed reality headsets become fully independent, they'll need to be secured against unauthorized use, but passwords aren't a good fit for such devices. Read More.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

How to move Google Authenticator from one iPhone or Android device to another

Tech Republic Security

If you migrated to a different iPhone or Android device and need to transfer Google Authenticator to the new hardware, follow these steps

How to set up passwordless SSH authentication for Ubuntu Server

Tech Republic Security

Learn how to enable passwordless SSH authentication on both Linux and macOS

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys


With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. Depending on which service, you use Google Authenticator, have a code sent via SMS, get a plain old phone call, the RSA key fob, or rely on email and then type your six digit code if you haven’t been logged out by that point.

Zoom adds two-factor authentication

Mashable VR

Read more. More about Zoom , Video Chat , 2fa , Tech , and Cybersecurity. Zoom Video Chat 2fa Tech Cybersecurity

Deloitte breach underlines need for better authentication

Computer Weekly

A breach of Deloitte’s email system, which may have exposed client details, emphasises the need for two-factor authentication and the monitoring of systems administrators

How to enable two-factor authentication for Bitwarden

Tech Republic Security

If you use Bitwarden as your password manager of choice, you owe it to yourself to enable two-factor authentication

How to enable two-factor authentication for Bitwarden

Tech Republic Security

If you use Bitwarden as your password manager of choice, you owe it to yourself to enable two-factor authentication

Lloyds Bank tests biometric authentication from Microsoft

Computer Weekly

Banking group is trying out enterprise-grade biometric authentication for its online customers

Identity, authentication and authorisation becoming risk-led

Computer Weekly

Identity management, and authentication and authorisation governance are shifting away from being purely IT initiatives, according to RSA

Change Azure MFA Authentication Phone Number from MyApps Portal


In this post, I will go through how an Azure AD normal user can change their Azure AD authentication phone number from the MyApps portal. Learn to change Azure MFA Authentication Phone Number from end user’s Windows 10 device. The post Change Azure MFA Authentication Phone Number from MyApps Portal appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Anoop C Nair. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link].

Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everybody needs two factor authentication, but just exactly what is it? One of the most powerful techniques that is currently being used is something called “two factor authentication” What is this security technique and how many different flavors of it exist? Two Factor Authentication. So just exactly is two factor authentication. Most websites these days support some form of two factor authentication. This level is called two factor authentication.

Trusona Is Poised To Improve How We Securely Authenticate With Systems


Editor’s note: I first met Trusona via the Security Innovation Network (SINET) and later thanks to Evan Weisel of W2Comm I was treated to an in person demo and discussion with CEO Ori Eisen while at Blackhat.

Using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

It also provides a handy browser plugin to fill in credentials for me, once I’ve authenticated to the plugin. Multi-factor authentication (MFA). Now, on to our second point for today: multi-factor authentication (MFA). If you’re not familiar with MFA, it’s the idea that besides entering your password, you need to provide another factor of authentication, such as a fingerprint or a unique code.

Singapore banks adopt voice biometrics for user authentication

Computer Weekly

Banks in Singapore are rolling out biometric technology to improve customer services by speeding up the authentication process

Musk says Tesla two-factor authentication “embarrassingly late” but coming soon

The Verge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that two-factor authentication for its app is “embarrassingly late” but apparently is now on the way. Two factor authentication via sms or authenticator app is going through final validation right now. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

How to transfer your Google Authenticator 2FA to a new phone

The Verge

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the best and easiest ways to keep your online accounts secure. They work by issuing an authentication code on your phone when somebody tries to access the account; if that person doesn’t have the code, they (or you) don’t get in.

TSB to introduce iris scan authentication in September 2017

Computer Weekly

TSB customers will soon be able to access their mobile bank accounts through iris scanning, which is regarded as the most secure biometric authentication available

Zoom’s mobile and desktop apps now support two-factor authentication

The Verge

Zoom is adding support for two-factor authentication (2FA) to its desktop and mobile applications, giving users the option of adding an extra layer of security to their account beyond a standard password, the company has confirmed to The Verge. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Fraud alert: Voice authentication platform analyzes 1,380 data points per call

Tech Republic Security

Pindrop's dashboard scores the caller, the device, and the behavior to spot bad actors and authentic customers

Single Sign-On and Multi Factor Authentication for FlexDeploy


In addition, FlexDeploy customers have also requested support for Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA). The post Single Sign-On and Multi Factor Authentication for FlexDeploy appeared first on Flexagon. FlexDeploy platform provides easy to configure role-based security model. In my experience, most FlexDeploy customers integrate with corporate directory like Active Directory. This helps eliminate user administration in FlexDeploy.

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!


On Labor Day, September 5 th 2016, NIST published their Digital Authentication Guideline: Public Preview. The base document SP 800-63-3 is the third iteration of this special publication, and has been renamed to: Digital Authentication Guideline. SP 800-63B – Authentication & Lifecycle Management. For over a decade we have used LOA 1, LOA 2, LOA 3 and LOA 4, to classify and refer to the type of authentication we used. Nathaniel Crocker.

How to set up ssh key authentication

Tech Republic Security

With the help of ssh key authentication, you can lock down secure shell so that only specific machines can log in. Out of the box, secure shell is fairly secure. Here's how

Security Think Tank: Proceed with caution on biometric authentication

Computer Weekly

How can organisations move to biometric authentication of users without running the risk of exposing sensitive biometric information

How to configure SSH authentication to a FreeRADIUS server

Tech Republic Security

Find out how to configure FreeRADIUS as an SSH authentication server on Ubuntu

Creativity and Authenticity

Future of CIO

Being authentic is the state of self-consciousness, self-discovery, and self-improvement. It seems everyone who considers authenticity has his or her own view of it. Does being authentic gives you the courage to be creative? Or actually, creativity makes your life seems more authentic, in pursuit of “Who you are.” What are further links between creativity and authenticity? Originality is valuable as authenticity.

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities


One of the most significant capabilities in the enterprise defensive arsenal is multi-factor authentication. There is no such thing as a single silver bullet that will mitigate all risks, but in today's world if you do not have multi factor authentication in place you are almost negligent in your defense. Multi-factor defense helps solve many weaknesses of password authentication. Many two factor authentication systems have very glaring vulnerabilities.

Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

IT Pros Rock!

Specifically, astrophysicist and geek icon Neil deGrasse Tyson has been critical about the movie''s authenticity. To deGrasse Tyson, a lack of authenticity disrupts the movie-going experience. Similarly, a lack of authenticity can disrupt your computing experience, which leads me to a couple of interesting items in this month''s release. Two advisories this month deal with authenticity by focusing on certificates and cryptography.

HSBC voice authentication tricked by twins

Computer Weekly

Twin brothers managed to trick HSBC’s voice recognition security system into giving account access to the wrong person

NIST Recommends Against SMS for Factor Authentication

IT Toolbox

Do you use your cell phone to complete 2-Factor Authentication to digital services? In many ways it is the easiest second channel or Out Of Band (to use the technical term) channel for most of us in the 2nd decade of the 21st century. After all, if you're accessing a digital service in the first place, you probably have a cell phone no farther away than your pocket. However

How to add fingerprint authentication to your Windows 10 computer

Tech Republic Security

You can easily add a fingerprint reader to your computer if one isn't already built in

Dangers of biometric authentication for mobile devices


Read Robert Sheldon take a look at mobile authentication using biometrics on Tech Target : Many experts believe biometric authentication is the most convenient and secure authentication option, but IT professionals must be wary of certain flaws. The advantages of biometric authentication are intuitive and somewhat obvious: Users don’t have to remember passwords.

Google pilots voice authentication for purchases made though Google Assistant


Google is piloting a "new" voice authentication method for securing purchases made via its AI Assitant. The feature, called Voice Match, has limited availability for now and is only usable with Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays.

How to disable basic or legacy authentication to set up MFA in Office 365

Network World

Microsoft recommends setting up multi-factor authentication in Windows 10 for better security, but you have to disable basic or legacy authentication first

FBI urges businesses to use biometric factors to mitigate multi-factor authentication risk

Tech Republic Security

The FBI Cyber Task Force recently issued a Private Industry Notice on how businesses can deal with vulnerabilities tied to token and phone-based multi-factor authentication methods

The Myths of Multifactor Authentication


Read François Amigorena bust certain myths surrounding multifactor authentication on Dark Reading : Compromised credentials are a huge threat to companies today. The attacker is actually using valid (that is, stolen but valid) credentials, so why would your antivirus, firewall, and other technologies you might have in place flag anything unusual? Your tools assume […].

Continuous Authentication: The future of Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Network World

Insert another authentication step on top of these credentials and this gateway becomes harder to infiltrate. But once access is gained, how can the device or Web application be certain that the authenticated user is, in fact, the same person throughout the entire session? Or more commonly, you may hand the device to a colleague – a non-authenticated user – trusting they won’t do anything nonsensical or malicious.

How to add two-factor authentication to your WordPress site

Tech Republic Security

If you employ WordPress for your personal or company sites, you owe it to yourself to set up two-factor authentication. Here's how

UK to invest $2.3B in cybersecurity, calls for stronger authentication

Tech Republic Security

Over the next five years, the UK government will invest heavily in cybersecurity, including new authentication methods such as Fast IDentity Online (FIDO