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

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

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

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

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

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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.

Step-By-Step: Securing a Xamarin app with Azure AD’s Multi-factor Authentication

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The solution proposed was to pause the application on a prompt and use Azure AD’s Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to allow a valid administrator account to unlock the application and return to the available jobs screen. Select Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

TSB customers can use their faces to authenticate payments

Computer Weekly

Bank’s latest addition to its mobile apps is a facial recognition option for Apple iPhone X users

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

Facebook ups security with Fido U2F two-factor authentication

Computer Weekly

Social media giant is enabling users to increase the security of their logins with Fido U2F USB security keys

Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

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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. Two advisories this month deal with authenticity by focusing on certificates and cryptography.

Buyer’s Guide to 9 multi-factor authentication products

Network World

Multi factors Since we last reviewed two-factor authentication products , the market has moved beyond two-factor authentication toward what is now being called multi-factor authentication.

Upgrade Your Cybersecurity in 2017: Why You Need Two-Factor Authentication

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In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping your digital information away from prying eyes. Two-factor authentication is gaining popularity quickly for good reasons. What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities

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One of the most significant capabilities in the enterprise defensive arsenal is multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor defense helps solve many weaknesses of password authentication. Many two factor authentication systems have very glaring vulnerabilities.

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

Why you need a strong authentication platform

Network World

According to Symantec ’s annual Internet Security Threat Report , up to 80 percent of breaches could be eliminated with strong authentication. Common challenges Image by Pexels As the security landscape is changing, so are the business challenges that organizations are facing.

5 trends shaking up multi-factor authentication

Network World

Perhaps the biggest surprise in our review of nine multi-factor authentication products is that physical tokens are making a comeback. In our review three years ago of two-factor authentication products , the hot new approach was using smartphones as an authentication method via soft tokens, which could be a smartphone app, SMS message or telephony.

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.

Upgrade Your Cybersecurity in 2017: Why You Need Two-Factor Authentication

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In an era where the stakes are this high, techniques like two-factor authentication are among the best chances you have of keeping your digital information away from prying eyes. Two-factor authentication is gaining popularity quickly for good reasons. In addition, two-factor authentication is inexpensive and easy to use. Before you begin to use two-factor authentication for your own business, however, there are a few key things you should know and consider.

8 Steps for Using Azure AD Service Principal Certificate Authentication with Azure Automation PowerShell Workflow Runbooks

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As part of this process, runbooks need to securely authenticate to Azure with a minimum of administration overhead. Step 6: Test authenticating as Service Principal. If you’re unable to successfully authenticate, go back to Step 1 and confirm each of the previous steps again. #

How to add two-factor authentication to your WordPress site

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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

Step-By-Step: Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication for Azure Active Directory Users

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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) provides an additional layer of security to confirm the identity of a user. This Step-By-Step post will demonstrate how easy it is to enable multi-factor authentication for Azure Active Directory users.

How to enable two-factor authentication on Instagram

Tech Republic Security

Instagram recently made two-factor authentication available to all of its users. Here's how you can use it to add an extra layer of security to your account

How to enable two-step authentication in Dropbox

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For an added layer of protection, follow this process of setting up two-step authentication in Dropbox Concerned about the security of your Dropbox account?

Advances in multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies

Network World

Enterprises authenticate users based on their knowledge, possession, or inherence of some evidence that they are the party with the given right of access. Some experts see the context of the user’s authentication such as the time, their network IP and device, and their location as the fourth factor of authentication. Stephen Cobb, senior security researcher at ESET says you can assure greater security with each additional factor of authentication that you add.

9-vendor authentication roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly

Network World

Due to numerous exploits that have defeated two-factor authentication, either by social engineering, remote access Trojans or various HTML injection techniques, many IT departments now want more than a second factor to protect their most sensitive logins and assets. In the three years since we last reviewed two-factor authentication products , the market has responded, evolving toward what is now being called multi-factor authentication or MFA, featuring new types of tokens.

The Future of Passwords and Authentication

Network World

Ping Identity's Patrick Harding joins Infoworld's Fahmida Rashid to take a look into the future of passwords and authentication for our increasingly complex online lives

Step-By-Step: Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication on XBOX ONE

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Step-By-Step XBOX 360 authentication Xbox One multi-factor Anthony Bartolo XBOXE3 two-factor XBOX Security E32015 E3 Windows 10 how-toMuch of this week’s online news has been centered on the E3 event taking place in LA.

How to enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

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Protect yourself by enabling two-factor authentication for your Apple ID A hacked Apple account can be worth a lot to a cybercriminal.

Happy New Year: Here Are Five Suggestions To Reduce Your Digital Risk

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Use two factor authentication for every account: There is no such thing as a silver bullet in cyber defense, but this is one of the most important things you can do. If an account does not offer multi-factor authentication, consider closing it. Bob Gourley.

How to enable two-factor authentication for your Twitter account

Tech Republic Security

Then you need to enable two-factor authentication to truly secure your tweets Do you use Twitter personally or professionally?

NIST Recommends Against SMS for 2 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