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Does your bank still think using SMS one-time passcodes are the only additional authentication factors? Mine still does, and I wish I could easily switch to another bank that is more enlightened about their security, such as BBVA. This international bank, which has customers in Spain, the US, Mexico and South America, has been a...
We all hate passwords. That’s not a revelation. We all have too many, we can’t keep track of them, they are the top source of breaches, they cost organizations billions and Verizon reminds us every year of this! So why are they so difficult to get rid of? For the most part, it’s because up...
One of the long-time FIDO supporters gave testimony to its biggest benefits at the recent Authentication 2020 conference. The speaker was Marcio Mello, who is the head of Product for Intuit’s identity and profile platform. The benefits are saving money and time when users have to login to their SaaS financial offerings from Intuit. Intuit was interested in FIDO...
With financial services providers anticipating the implementation of PSD2 regulations in Europe next year, The Paypers invited us to sit down with Netcetera and the Aite Group for a webinar last fall.  The full discussion was very rewarding and both the opportunities and challenges of compliance were discussed in detail. If you are interested, you can see...
In all of my years working in this industry, 2020 has been one of the most challenging ones. COVID-19 derailed business-as-usual for virtually every organization across every industry, forcing them to set aside their existing strategies and quickly pivot to deliver remote connectivity at a massive scale to accommodate their workforces, customers, and more. On...
In 1876, the first telephone call was made. The technological principles of the telegram – allowing for instantaneous communication over long distances – were deployed at a massive scale to allow for advanced, personal communication to be deployed in every home. The leap from dots-and-dashes to voice-and-sound took 32 years (Samuel Morse sent his first...
Passwordless authentication has finally come of age. The final piece of the puzzle is what is happening at Apple and their support of the various FIDO2 standards, including adding the Web Authn protocols to Safari running on iOS v14 devices. These protocols are useful, because web application servers can integrate with strong authenticators already built into devices, such as Apple...
We have an opportunity. This year has radically accelerated a fundamental shift that has been going on for quite some time. A core component of our security architecture has been eliminated. The “secure perimeter” – an antiquated concept from the days when computers took up an entire room – has all but vanished. “Security”, in those...
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