Authentication

Authentication news, information, and how-to advice

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Many companies want to phase out passwords

Almost 70 percent of companies are likely to phase out passwords within five years, a survey shows

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A quick fix for stupid password reset questions

This ridiculous feature is a major vulnerability. If you're forced to use it, here's how to make it more secure

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Regular password changes make things worse

Changing passwords is supposed to make things more difficult for attackers. Unfortunately, research shows that human nature means it makes it easier

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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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How 3 fintech startups are shaking up security

The financial industry has invested heavily in staff, processes, and technology to improve security, but some startups are taking a more innovative approach

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6 security advances worth celebrating

In a world besieged by criminal hackers, we'll take all the good security news we can get. Here are six advances that can improve your defenses

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Respect: Windows 10 security impresses hackers

Windows is a popular attack target for criminals and researchers alike, but Microsoft has done a good job of making it harder to target security flaws in the OS

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The one big reason to switch to Windows 10

Security is a mess. Windows 10 offers promising solutions -- with features based on Hyper-V that will fundamentally change enterprise security

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NIST is no longer hot for SMS-based two-factor authentication

SMS-based authentication is easy to implement and accessible to many users, but it is also insecure. Now NIST plans to drop it from its two-factor authentication guidelines

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Killing the password: FIDO says long journey will be worth it

Eliminating passwords will take years, acknowledges the FIDO Alliance. But it says it is well on its way to a faster, easier and much more secure online authentication standard

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Top website domains are vulnerable to email spoofing

A security firm found lax use of email authentication systems by more than half of the world's top websites

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Big data will fix internet security ... eventually

Security analytics have been with us for a while, but with the latest tech, it's much easier to detect malicious attacks

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The days of long, complicated passwords are over

As threats evolve, so does the advice on creating passwords to foil the bad guys. Here are the latest recommendations

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5 trends shaking up multifactor authentication

One of the biggest surprises in MFA tools is that physical tokens are making a comeback, with encryption keys embedded in 'smart' hardware tokens

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New peripherals are bringing Windows Hello to any Windows 10 PC

Japan's Mouse Computer will soon launch add-on sensors for any PC, helping to kill passwords in the process

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Printer security: Is your company's data really safe?

IT managers have found that printers can pose major cybersecurity risks -- assuming they pay any attention to them at all

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Google's Abacus API adds security by subtracting passwords

The API, which shifts the authentication burden from users to their Android devices, will be available to developers by the end of the year

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5 steps to stronger data security

The old cliche is true: Your organization's most precious asset is its data. Five basic security building blocks can ensure its safety

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