Category: Access control

Access control, Mobile, Security, Wireless security

How to share your Wi-Fi password safely

January 11, 2022

Via: Malwarebytes

You may not have as many people visiting your home due to the pandemic, but restrictions are a hit-and-miss affair. It’s possible your region has opened up a little, and you’re seeing folks in your home for the first time […]

Access control, Security

Why the Future Needs Passwordless Authentication

December 2, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

As of September, Microsoft users no longer have to rely on passwords when logging in to their accounts. The Redmond-based tech giant noted that users could instead use its authenticator app, Windows Hello; a physical security key or a verification […]

Access control, Security

Organizations can save $1.9 million using workforce passwordless authentication

November 4, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Secret Double Octopus and Ponemon Institute announced the results of a US-based study focused on understanding the state of workforce passwordless authentication, from motivational drivers to results after transitioning to its use. Results demonstrated that remote work has and will […]

Access control, Security

Organizations failing to give users the login experience they want

October 15, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Companies often claim to be customer-centric, or even customer-obsessed, striving to offer technologies that their users demand. However, the findings of a recent global Auth0 survey suggest that organizations worldwide continue to miss the mark when it comes to giving […]

Access control, Security

CISA Releases Remote Access Guidance for Government Agencies

October 11, 2021

Via: Security Week

Meant to provide federal agencies with guidance on securing their networks while ensuring that remote users do have access to internal resources, the document was produced in collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information […]

Access control, Security

Google to turn on 2-factor authentication by default for 150 million users

October 6, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Google has announced plans to automatically enroll about 150 million users into its two-factor authentication scheme by the end of the year as part of its ongoing efforts to prevent unauthorized access to accounts and improve security. In addition, the […]

Access control, Security

Consumers are done with passwords, ready for more innovative authentication

September 30, 2021

Via: CSO Online

CISOs looking to beef up their customer-facing authentication procedures to thwart cyberattacks need to walk a fine line. You want the method to provide tight security without being too complicated, confusing, or onerous for end users. You also need to […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Cybercriminals bypass 2FA and OTP with robocalling and Telegram bots

September 29, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been widely adopted by online services over the past several years and turning it on is probably the best thing users can do for their online account security. Faced with this additional hurdle that prevents them […]

Access control, Security

The digital identity imperative

September 17, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

The ever-evolving shift to digital means that most of our day-to-day activities are carried out online. We’re now accustomed to simply toggling through a few apps to book a ride, order dinner and scroll through content from friends and public […]

Access control, Security

Microsoft announces passwordless authentication option for consumers

September 16, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

After offering the passwordless authentication option to enterprise customers in March 2021, Microsoft has now started rolling it out to its consumer segment of users. The Passwordless account option “Beginning today, you can now completely remove the password from your […]