Authentication Failure

Schneier on Security

Uncategorized authentication impersonationThis is a weird story of a building owner commissioning an artist to paint a mural on the side of his building — except that he wasn’t actually the building’s owner.

On Risk-Based Authentication

Schneier on Security

A Study on Usability and Security Perceptions of Risk-based Authentication “: Abstract : Risk-based Authentication (RBA) is an adaptive security measure to strengthen password-based authentication. I’ve blogged about risk-based authentication before.

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How the SolarWinds Hackers Bypassed Duo’s Multi-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Logs from the Exchange server showed that the attacker provided username and password authentication like normal but were not challenged for a second factor through Duo. After successful password authentication, the server evaluated the duo-sid cookie and determined it to be valid.

Benefits of multi-factor authentication

Security Boulevard

A crucial aspect of cybersecurity was missing from Colonial Pipeline when a criminal hacking group was able to access a shared internal drive and demanded close to $5 million in exchange for the files: multi-factor authentication.

Adaptive Authentication- Is it the Next Breakthrough in Consumer Authentication?

Security Boulevard

Adaptive authentication is a game-changer for enterprises that require strong fencing to protect consumer and enterprise data. Here’s a quick read depicting the role and need for adaptive authentication instead of just multi-factor authentication.

Fake Microsoft Authenticator extension discovered in Chrome Store

Hot for Security

Because it’s reported that a bogus Chrome add-on purporting to be “Microsoft Authenticator” successfully managed to sneak its way in, and duped hundreds of people into downloading it. Industry News extension fake Google Chrome microsoft authenticator Web Store

NSA on Authentication Hacks (Related to SolarWinds Breach)

Schneier on Security

The NSA has published an advisory outlining how “malicious cyber actors” are “are manipulating trust in federated authentication environments to access protected data in the cloud.” Uncategorized authentication credentials hacking NSA trust

Authentication is Outdated: A New Approach to Identification

CyberSecurity Insiders

Identity and user authentication continue to be a concern for IT managers. It’s time to take a closer look at alternative identity management and authentication strategies. You start with a company, organization, or group that maintains the authentication ecosystem.

CASMM (The Consumer Authentication Strength Maturity Model)

Daniel Miessler

Basically, how secure is someone’s current behavior with respect to passwords and authentication, and what can they do to improve? This post is an attempt to create an easy-to-use security model for the average internet user. People like moving up rankings, so let’s use that!

API Security Need to Know: Top 5 Authentication Pitfalls

Security Boulevard

The post API Security Need to Know: Top 5 Authentication Pitfalls appeared first on Cequence. The post API Security Need to Know: Top 5 Authentication Pitfalls appeared first on Security Boulevard. The recent rash of API security incidents (Peloton, Experian, Clubhouse, etc.)

FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks on Multi-Factor Authentication

Adam Levin

The FBI is warning businesses about a new series of cyberattacks that can circumvent multi-factor authentication (MFA). In a Private Industry Notification (PIN), the FBI warned businesses that “cyber actors” had been observed, “circumventing multi-factor authentication through common social engineering and technical attacks.” The post FBI Warns of Cyber Attacks on Multi-Factor Authentication appeared first on Adam Levin.

The False Identity Frenzy and the Need for Authentication

Security Boulevard

The post The False Identity Frenzy and the Need for Authentication appeared first on The State of Security. The post The False Identity Frenzy and the Need for Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Betting Big on Identity and Authentication

Security Boulevard

The post Betting Big on Identity and Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard. Last year, 2020, was a year of accelerated digital transformation with COVID-19 related lockdowns pushing preexisting trends into overdrive.

What Is Biometric Authentication? A Complete Overview [Updated 2021]

Heimadal Security

What Is Biometric Authentication? Biometric authentication refers to the security procedure that involves the use of unique biological characteristics of individuals such as retinas, irises, voices, facial characteristics, and fingerprints in order to verify people are who they claim to be.

Kaseya Hacked via Authentication Bypass

Dark Reading

The Kaseya ransomware attack is believed to have been down to an authentication bypass. Yes, ransomware needs to be on your radar -- but good authentication practices are also imperative

A Windows Hello Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Was Fixed by Microsoft

Heimadal Security

The feature then matches the data obtained against a password hash for authentication. The Windows Hello authentication bypass vulnerability was apparently able to let threat actors spoof a target’s identity.

Real-Time Attacks Against Two-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Attackers are targeting two-factor authentication systems: Attackers working on behalf of the Iranian government collected detailed information on targets and used that knowledge to write spear-phishing emails that were tailored to the targets' level of operational security, researchers with security firm Certfa Lab said in a blog post. authentication email maninthemiddleattacks phishing twofactorauthentication

Why You Need to Get Serious About Multi-Factor Authentication

Security Boulevard

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one step which everyone should be taking to add an extra layer of security to account logins. The post Why You Need to Get Serious About Multi-Factor Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Images Of Government-Issued IDs Should Not Be Trusted For Authentication

Joseph Steinberg

Government Issued identity documents (IDs), such as passports and drivers’ licenses, may be appropriate forms of authentication when presented in person, but we must stop trusting images of any such documents when they are utilized online.

Facebook and Google Account Authentication | Avast

Security Boulevard

Let's now walk through the steps you can take to enable two-factor authentication on your accounts. The post Facebook and Google Account Authentication | Avast appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Microsoft to Require Multi-Factor Authentication for Cloud Solution Providers

Krebs on Security

says it will soon force all Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) that help companies manage their Office365 accounts to use multi-factor authentication. As it happened, the PCM employee was not using multi-factor authentication. In response, Microsoft said while its guidance has always been for partners to enable and require multi-factor authentication for all administrators or agent users in the partner tenants, it would soon be making it mandatory.

What Are The Different Factors Of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Security Boulevard

Learn more about the different types of factors you can use to develop a multi-factor authentication (MFA) protocol for your organization. The post What Are The Different Factors Of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? Security Bloggers Network Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) security

Pega Infinity patches authentication vulnerability

Malwarebytes

of Pega Infinity, the password reset functionality for local accounts can be used to bypass local authentication checks.”. The post Pega Infinity patches authentication vulnerability appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

Incentives and Multifactor Authentication

Adam Shostack

It’s well known that adoption rates for multi-factor authentication are poor. For example, “ Over 90 percent of Gmail users still don’t use two-factor authentication.” ” Someone was mentioning to me that there are bonuses in games. You get access to special rooms in Star Wars Old Republic. There’s a special emote in Fortnite. Above). How well do these incentives work? Are there numbers out there? compliance product management Security Usability

Overview of Authentication Mechanisms

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Overview of Authentication Mechanisms. In this regard, continuously authenticating users who are accessing corporate resources helps maintain trust in distributed IT environments. Many businesses tend to implement OOB authentication via SMS texts. X.509 Authentication.

Passwordless Authentication 101

eSecurity Planet

Although they are the most common tool used to verify a person’s identity, passwords are the least secure mode of authentication. What is passwordless authentication? Passwordless authentication, on the other hand, is derived from different types of information the user has.

Chinese Hackers Bypassing Two-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Interesting story of how a Chinese state-sponsored hacking group is bypassing the RSA SecurID two-factor authentication system. How they did it remains unclear; although, the Fox-IT team has their theory.

Multi-Factor Authentication is Not Foolproof Protection

Security Boulevard

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) has become increasingly common both in business and personal use. The post Multi-Factor Authentication is Not Foolproof Protection first appeared on SlashNext.

Good Primer on Two-Factor Authentication Security

Schneier on Security

Stuart Schechter published a good primer on the security issues surrounding two-factor authentication. authentication twofactorauthentication usabilityWhile it's often an important security measure, it's not a panacea. Stuart discusses the usability and security issues that you have to think about before deploying the system.

SMS authentication code includes ad: a very bad idea

Malwarebytes

SMS authentication codes are back in the news, and the word I’d use to summarise their reappearance is “embattled.” Then, two-factor authentication slowly became a thing. Authenticator apps. It doesn’t matter with an authenticator app.

Two-factor authentication: A cheat sheet

Tech Republic Security

A password alone will not protect sensitive information from hackers--two-factor authentication is also necessary. Here's what security pros and users need to know about two-factor authentication

Why You Need to Get Serious About Multi-Factor Authentication

GlobalSign

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one step which everyone should be taking to add an extra layer of security to account logins

Facebook Is Using Your Two-Factor Authentication Phone Number to Target Advertising

Schneier on Security

Hill again: They found that when a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or in order to receive alerts about new log-ins to a user's account, that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks. academicpapers adware authentication email facebook phones privacy socialmediaFrom Kashmir Hill : Facebook is not content to use the contact information you willingly put into your Facebook profile for advertising.

Reddit Breach Highlights Limits of SMS-Based Authentication

Krebs on Security

What’s interesting about the incident is that it showcases once again why relying on mobile text messages (SMS) for two-factor authentication (2FA) can lull companies and end users into a false sense of security. Of particular note is that although the Reddit employee accounts tied to the breach were protected by SMS-based two-factor authentication, the intruder(s) managed to intercept that second factor. APP-BASED AUTHENTICATION.

Secure Secrets: Managing Authentication Credentials

Trend Micro

Secret management plays an important role in keeping essential information secure and out of threat actors’ reach. We discuss what secrets are and how to store them securely. Cloud Articles, News, Reports Research

Microsoft fixes Windows Hello authentication bypass vulnerability

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft has addressed a security feature bypass vulnerability in the Windows Hello authentication biometrics-based tech, letting threat actors spoof a target's identity and trick the face recognition mechanism into giving them access to the system. [.].

NEW TECH: Silverfort helps companies carry out smarter human and machine authentications

The Last Watchdog

Doing authentication well is vital for any company in the throes of digital transformation. Related: Locking down ‘machine identities’ At the moment, companies are being confronted with a two-pronged friction challenge, when it comes to authentication.

Passwordless authentication enhances but doesn’t replace access security strategy

Cisco Retail

The key components enabling the new authentication technology are all in place. Yes, with these puzzle pieces coming together, passwordless authentication looks more promising with each passing month. Let’s think about a simple equation for total time spent authenticating.

How to use FreeRADIUS for SSH authentication

Tech Republic Security

Jack Wallen shows you how to install and configure FreeRADIUS as a centralized SSH authentication tool

Phish-Proof Multi-Factor Authentication with Akamai MFA

Security Boulevard

Today, Akamai announced Akamai MFA, a phish-proof multi-factor authentication (MFA) service for the workforce that delivers all of the security benefits of FIDO2 with the frictionless end-user experience of a mobile push on a smartphone.

How the Anonymous Artist Bansky Authenticates His or Her Work

Schneier on Security

Details of the work, the authenticating agency, a bit of embossing and a large impressive signature at the bottom. The Di Faced Tenner is doing all the authentication heavy lifting here. The public key is the half of the note attached to the authentication certificate which gets passed on with the print, and allows its authenticity to be easily verified. Interesting scheme : It all starts off with a fairly bog standard gallery style certificate.

Gmail support for BIMI is a major milestone for strong email authentication

Security Boulevard

The post Gmail support for BIMI is a major milestone for strong email authentication appeared first on Entrust Blog. The post Gmail support for BIMI is a major milestone for strong email authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Guest Blog: Alissa Knight on ‘FHIR Walker: Authentication and Authorization in FHIR APIs’

Security Boulevard

In this blog, Alissa covers mobile API authentication and authorization. The post Guest Blog: Alissa Knight on ‘FHIR Walker: Authentication and Authorization in FHIR APIs’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Mobile Security Security Bloggers Network API security API Security - Analysis, News and Insights healthcare Mobile App Authentication