May 2022

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FIDO & Key Pairs Increase Security - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
Key-based multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to secure access to data, to a network, or to a user account. Unlike a single-password system that grants total access if that one password is deciphered, multi-factor authentication requires more than one component to be present for full access, dramatically reducing the chances of phishing...
Passwords & KBA Are On The Way Out - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
For nearly as long as there have been computers, the proverbial key that unlocked the gate to programs, accounts, and data has traditionally been the password. As a reinforcement to this, additional help in the form of knowledge-based authentication, or KBA, has been added. Now, however, passwordless authentication and other mechanisms like biometrics are coming...
Key Pairs Gain Traction For Improving Security - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
The dangers of using a single-password-only system are by now well documented. If a user is lazy and uses simple, easy-to-remember passwords like “1234” or “password,” this is nearly as bad as having no password at all. At the same time, many people can’t remember a random 16 character string of random alphanumeric characters, and...
Authentication Remains A Leading Challenge For CISOs - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
Worrying about cybersecurity can be a full-time job, and for people that hold the formal position of Chief Information Security Officer, it’s a contractual, salaried professional obligation. However, as expected in a world with constantly evolving technology, keeping up to date with the latest security measures or up-and-coming threats can be daunting. And there are...
FIDO Takes More Steps Toward Password Free Security - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
Password systems have been used for many years because they were among the earliest and easiest to implement security systems. Unfortunately, as time has passed, these mechanisms, especially single-password systems, have proven inconvenient and highly vulnerable. This is one of the reasons why the Fast Identity Online Alliance, or FIDO, has moved toward implementing password-free...
Carelessness Led To A Successful Russian Cyberattack - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
The war in Ukraine has put the entire world on high alert as the aggressor, Russia, extends its hostility not just to Ukraine but to sympathetic nations that try to come to the invaded nation’s aid. Unsurprisingly, as both a traditional rival and prominent sympathizer, the USA is at the top of the list. The...
Have you ever been frustrated to spend minutes trying to find a password that you couldn’t remember?
The “Man In The Middle” Attack Is An Effective Form Of Digital Crime - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
As the integration of digital technology with everyday life continues, identity theft has quickly become one of the more popular and commonplace crimes of the 21st century. Rather than the physical risk of robbing someone, or the legal risk of charges of mugging, identity theft is physically safe while at the same time capable of...
Even Microsoft & Okta Are Vulnerable To Social Engineering - Passwordless authentication, multifactor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
Microsoft is one of the largest, oldest technology companies globally, having been an integral part of the computer revolution that started in the 1980s. Okta is a large, successful software company specializing in identity control and user authentication for other companies (known as IAM security software). Despite those impressive pedigrees, both companies have been successfully...
Cyber Security: Even Apple & Meta Aren’t Immune To Social Engineering - Passwordless authentication, Multi factor authentication, Biometric security, noknok, biometrics
Large technology companies amass huge amounts of personal data from their users. Because of this, they work hard to assure both customers and shareholders that the data is safe and can’t be easily stolen through the more conventional methods of hacking and intrusion. For two of the largest tech companies globally, Apple and Meta—the parent...
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