Bypassing Two-Factor Authentication

Schneier on Security

FIDO2 multi-factor authentication systems are not susceptible to these attacks, because they are tied to a physical computer. Uncategorized computer security passwords two-factor authentication

Problems with Multifactor Authentication

Schneier on Security

Roger Grimes on why multifactor authentication isn’t a panacea : The first time I heard of this issue was from a Midwest CEO. Uncategorized authentication phishing ransomware social engineering two-factor authentication

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A Detailed Guide on ASP.NET Core Authentication

Security Boulevard

The post A Detailed Guide on ASP.NET Core Authentication appeared first on POSITIWISE. The post A Detailed Guide on ASP.NET Core Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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.

Authy vs Google Authenticator: Two-factor authenticator comparison

Tech Republic Security

Check out these features from Authy and Google Authenticator before deciding which authentication tool is best for you. The post Authy vs Google Authenticator: Two-factor authenticator comparison appeared first on TechRepublic.

Multi-Factor Authentication and Authenticator Apps

Security Boulevard

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month so in this episode we discuss multi-factor authentication and the use of authenticator apps. Listen to this episode to learn what multi-factor authentication is, all […].

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.

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

Rethinking Cloud Infrastructure Authentication

Security Boulevard

Hopefully, you’ve moved beyond “p4$$w0r9s” and use secure keys and multifactor authentication (MFA) for all of your cloud infrastructure. The post Rethinking Cloud Infrastructure Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Why Your Enterprise Needs FIDO Authentication Technology

Lohrman on Security

The Fast Identity Online Alliance (FIDO) offers a growing list of ways to authenticate users with a goal of reducing passwords. But why is it needed? How does it work? Where is this technology heading

CISA Urges Exchange Online Authentication Update

eSecurity Planet

CISA noted that Basic authentication is simple and pretty convenient but unsecured by design. And it’s incompatible with multi-factor authentication (MFA) systems , so admins might be discouraged from enabling it. How to Migrate Exchange Authentication. The U.S.

Microsoft patches the Patch Tuesday patch that broke authentication

Naked Security

Microsoft Vulnerability Windows authentication out-of-band patch-to-patch WoindowsRemember the good old days when security patches rarely needed patches? Because security patches themlelves were rare enough anyway?

Authentically Inauthentic

Security Through Education

Be Authentic. The media is constantly bombarding us with messages like “be authentic,” “be yourself,” and “do what makes you feel good.” What if your familiar “authentic self” is a limited version of who you could be? Authentically Inauthentic. We can reason: if it’s uncomfortable, that must mean it’s not authentic. However, the more we do them, the easier it will be and the more authentic it will feel. Being Authentic Outside Your Comfort Zone.

What Is Biometric Authentication?

Security Boulevard

From pros and cons to real-world use cases and ethical concerns, learn everything you need to know about biometric authentication. The post <strong>What Is Biometric Authentication?</strong> The post What Is Biometric Authentication?

Elevating Privileges with Authentication Coercion Using DFSCoerce

Security Boulevard

Background In our previous blog post, we talked about the recently-published DFSCoerce utility which is useful for forcing NTLM or Kerberos authentication by interacting with the Distributed File Service (DFS) over Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) on Windows.

How the LogonBox Authenticator Makes Windows Login More Secure

Security Boulevard

Passwords have long been the primary authentication method, but they are no longer secure enough on their own. The post How the LogonBox Authenticator Makes Windows Login More Secure appeared first on LogonBox.

SSH Host Based Authentication

Security Boulevard

The post SSH Host Based Authentication appeared first on Wallarm. The post SSH Host Based Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard. Introduction Are you an organization that manages or hosts a huge pool of resources on remote locations/servers?

What Is Passwordless Authentication?

Security Boulevard

Passwordless authentication is a method of verifying identity via factors that are safer than passwords. The post What Is Passwordless Authentication? The post What Is Passwordless Authentication? Security Bloggers Network Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) security

Beginner’s Guide to Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Security Boulevard

If you aren’t using two-factor authentication, you’re taking a huge security risk. The post Beginner’s Guide to Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) appeared first on JumpCloud. The post Beginner’s Guide to Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Hackers targeting Multi Factor Authentication sophisticatedly

CyberSecurity Insiders

Cybersecurity researchers from Proofpoint have found that cyber crooks are easily see foxing users of Multifactor Authentication (MFA) these days by buying phishing kits that have the ability to bypass MFA. Protect Multi-Factor Authentication

MY TAKE: Businesses gravitate to ‘passwordless’ authentication — widespread consumer use up next

The Last Watchdog

Perhaps not coincidently, it comes at a time when enterprises have begun adopting passwordless authentication systems in mission-critical parts of their internal operations. Fortifications, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and password managers, proved to be mere speed bumps.

The Consumer Authentication Strength Maturity Model (CASMM)

Daniel Miessler

Basically, how secure is someone’s current behavior with respect to passwords and authentication, and how can they improve? Mar 24, 2021 — Someone mentioned that there are higher ranks of authentication out there, which I agree with, but this is specifically for everyday users.

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!

Microsoft and its Passwordless Authentication on Windows 11

CyberSecurity Insiders

Microsoft Windows 11 Passwordless Authentication will fail, say, experts from WatchGuard Threat Lab. It is a fact that the Satya Nadella led company is planning to implement bio-metrics based authentication along with hardware tokens through security keys and OTPs via email soon.

Duo vs. Microsoft Authenticator: Compare multifactor authentication software

Tech Republic Security

We compare the features and costs of two of the biggest players in this space, Duo and Microsoft Authenticator, and pit them head-to-head. The post Duo vs. Microsoft Authenticator: Compare multifactor authentication software appeared first on TechRepublic.

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

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.

Problems with Multifactor Authentication

Security Boulevard

Roger Grimes on why multifactor authentication isn’t a panacea : The first time I heard of this issue was from a Midwest CEO. The post Problems with Multifactor Authentication appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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.

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

Microsoft announces passwordless authentication for consumer accounts

Security Affairs

Microsoft announced that users can access their consumer accounts without providing passwords and using more secure authentication methods. SecurityAffairs – hacking, passwordless authentication).

MFA and the 5 Golden Rules of Authentication

Security Boulevard

Why Businesses Can’t Solely Rely on Multi-Factor Authentication Authenticating customers at the login and registration point is critically important to digital businesses today. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) can be […].

Cyber Actors Bypassing Two-Factor Authentication Implementations

Cisco CSR

According to the FBI’s bulletin, cyber actors were able to obtain access to primary credentials for users with Duo accounts that did not have an enrolled multi-factor authentication (MFA) device.

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.)

Authenticating legacy apps with a reverse proxy

CyberSecurity Insiders

When we think of “authentication” for our applications, most of us think of user registration, a login form, and resetting passwords. HTTP Basic Authentication with a reverse proxy. Now that we can gate access to our server, forcing authentication is straightforward.

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.

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.

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.

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 Best Practices & Solutions

eSecurity Planet

Passwords are the most common authentication tool used by enterprises, yet they are notoriously insecure and easily hackable. At this point, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has permeated most applications, becoming a minimum safeguard against attacks. Biometric authentication.

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.

How to better secure user authentication protocols

CyberSecurity Insiders

The vulnerability, dubbed ProxyToken, lets attackers bypass the authentication process to access victims’ emails and configure their mailboxes. Normally, Exchange uses two sites, a front and back end, to authenticate users. Use multifactor authentication.