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

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.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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.

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 […].

Using “Master Faces” to Bypass Face-Recognition Authenticating Systems

Schneier on Security

” Abstract: A master face is a face image that passes face-based identity-authentication for a large portion of the population. Uncategorized academic papers authentication face recognition

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.

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?

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.

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 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

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

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 […].

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.

How to activate multifactor authentication everywhere

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

How to activate multifactor authentication everywhere. The impact of not having multifactor authentication (MFA) activated for all users is now well known by enterprises. The challenge of multifactor authentication everywhere. Variety of a user’s authentication journey….

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.

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).

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

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.

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.

It's Time to Rethink Identity and Authentication

Dark Reading

The concept of identity has been around for decades, yet authentication has not caught up to its advanced threats until now. Here are four ways to begin thinking differently about identity and authentication

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.)

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

Zoho warns of zero-day authentication bypass flaw actively exploited

Security Affairs

Zoho urges customers to address an authentication bypass vulnerability in its ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus that is actively exploited in the wild. “We have addressed an authentication bypass vulnerability affecting the REST API URLs in ADSelfService Plus.

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.

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.

Identity Authentication Access Market Set to Hit $28.9B in 2021

Dark Reading

With more staff working remotely, identity, authentication, and access (IAA) has never been more important. Market forecasts, drivers, and trends are explored

You Don't Need to Burn off Your Fingertips (and Other Biometric Authentication Myths)

Troy Hunt

As technology has evolved, fingers (and palms and irises and faces) have increasingly been used as a means of biometric authentication. The one in storage matches the one provided at the time of authentication.

Addressing Authentication Issues Within IoT

Security Boulevard

The post Addressing Authentication Issues Within IoT appeared first on Enzoic. The post Addressing Authentication Issues Within IoT appeared first on Security Boulevard.

IoT 69

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

How Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication Works

Security Boulevard

Single sign-on (SSO) authentication works through the use of different protocols depending on the type of resource you need to access. The post How Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication Works appeared first on JumpCloud.

Sift Acquires Passwordless Authentication Pioneer Keyless to Provide Secure, Frictionless Authentication

Dark Reading

Biometric authentication innovator eliminates password-based account takeover and enables PSD2 Strong Customer Authentication while preserving user privacy

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Authenticator gets new enterprise security features

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft has added new security features for Microsoft Authenticator users that further secure the app and make it easier to roll out in enterprise environments. [.].

Why Using SMS Authentication for 2FA Is Not Secure

Security Boulevard

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is now a part of daily life, and most of us have had first-hand experience with SMS authentication. The post Why Using SMS Authentication for 2FA Is Not Secure appeared first on Enterprise Network Security Blog from IS Decisions.

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.