Items Tagged with "Authentication"
May 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
In India, a massive effort is underway to collect biometric identity information for each of the country’s 1.2 billion people. The incredible plan has stirred controversy in India and beyond, raising serious concerns about the security of individuals’ personal data...
May 12, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
Twitter is downplaying a security breach that exposed tens of thousands of user emails and passwords. The compromised Twitter accounts could have been the result of phishing attacks. Whenever you read about such breaches, it is always a good idea to change your password...
May 09, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
Financial organizations have been working on implementing out of band authentication (OOBA) mechanisms for specific kinds of money transfers such as ACH and wires. While this authentication method does add some security to the process, it does not come without its challenges...
May 06, 2012 Added by:Kevin W. Wall
In computer security, we should strive to make all trust relationships explicit and leave nothing to chance or misinterpretation. That's one key step in defining a trust model. At its core, information security is largely about the two goals of “ensuring trust” and “managing risk”...
May 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Researchers at the NIST have developed a new protocol for communicating with biometric sensors over wired and wireless networks, called WS-Biometric Devices (WS-BD), allows desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones to access sensors that capture biometric data using web services...
May 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Mobile banking can offer additional security by enabling text-backs, as a second form of authentication. If you use your smartphone to access your bank’s website directly, it may recognize that you are using a mobile browser and automatically offer you a dedicated application...
May 03, 2012
NIST is currently implementing and enhancing the Randomness Beacon. NIST will make the prototype available as a service to promote research, development, and demonstration of cryptographic security protocols that assume the availability of a trusted source of randomness...
May 02, 2012 Added by:benson dana
I once worked at a place where a senior manager collected the passwords of employees. There had been resistance to giving up this policy, and the excuse was that this unit's mission was unique and that this was necessary. How often does the internal auditor hear this excuse?
April 26, 2012 Added by:David Navetta
The attenuated nature of online relationships creates an opportunity for criminals to steal or spoof online identities and use them for monetary gain. The ability of one party to authenticate the identity of the other party in an online transaction is of key importance...
April 25, 2012 Added by:Wayde York
While I was talking to the bank operator, I tried to login to my account and when I put in the username/password, I couldn’t get in. The bad guys had changed my login, or so I thought. Red lights were flashing and the bulk of my security expertise poured in to the rescue...
April 24, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
EVERYTHING is compromised. Every web site, every data base, every place that touches the web – I assume this at all times. There is not one among us whose network has not been compromised. The security mantra in the past was “Risk Avoidance”. That is no longer the case...
April 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"As we learned through the events of Wiki Leaks, we had a blind spot in protecting our classified networks... We have a national strategy and program to implement a Public Key Infrastructure hardware based authentication system on the classified network - hence the SIPRNet token..."
April 12, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
Recently, some researchers have been working on comparing password vault software products and have found some issues. However, many of the vendors are quickly moving to remediate the identified issues, many of which were simply improper use of proprietary cryptography schemes...
April 03, 2012 Added by:Kevin Doel
The idea is to choose phrase that you will be able to remember and a simple algorithm for converting it to a strong password. Even the best encryption systems are not going to protect your data if you use weak passwords and a hacker gains physical access to your mobile device...
March 27, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
March 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Federal Departments and Agencies must defend their information systems in a resource-constrained environment, balancing system security and survivability while meeting numerous operational requirements requires robust risk management," said Schmidt...