The Myths of Multifactor Authentication

CTOvision

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 […].

Trusona: Passwordless two-factor authentication

CTOvision

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.

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?

Change Azure MFA Authentication Phone Number from MyApps Portal

Anoop

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. Subscribe YouTube Channel [link].

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

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) or Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)? That is the Question.

Forrester IT

We, as security practitioners, need to be mindful about what we mean when we say “2FA” or “MFA”. These terms are often used interchangeably. The confusion is understandable since 2FA is a subset of MFA. However, just like Halloween candy, MFA (including 2FA) comes in many flavors. Let’s unpack these terms and consider the various […]. cybersecurity identity & access management (IAM) security & risk

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

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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? Originality is valuable as authenticity.

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

CTOvision

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.

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

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

CanITPro

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).

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

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

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

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!

CTOvision

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. Nathaniel Crocker.

More companies use multi-factor authentication, but security still weak from poor password habits

Tech Republic Security

Users still have to juggle far too many passwords, which leads to password sharing, reuse, and other bad habits, according to a new report from password manager LastPass

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.

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

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.

Cisco Acquires Duo or How Should You Do 2 factor authentication (2FA)?

Forrester IT

link] From the license cost perspective moving away from SMS for example to Google Authenticator is minimal. NIST has not been recommending SMS OTP 2FA for a while precisely because of SMS inbox takeovers, MITM attacks, etc. Google publishes guides on how to do this [link] From the technical support perspective the process is marginally more expensive […]. age of the customer

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.

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities

CTOvision

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.

Step-By-Step: enable Multi-Factor Authentication in Azure

CanITPro

Step-By-Step Cloud Azure Pierre Roman MFA Active Directory multi-factor authentication Hello Folks, lately I’ve been covering Azure and active directory pretty often.

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

CanITPro

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.

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.