Multi-factor authentication provider Silverfort raises $11.5 million Series A
Silverfort says it can implement multi-factor authentication for any system, as well as provide insight into user behavior across a customer's network environment.
Facebook no longer requires phone numbers for multi-factor authentication
The social media giant delivers another blow to the use of SMS for authentication purposes.
Forget your fingerprint: New concept lets people pick their own two-factor token
Researchers at Florida International University have designed an app for Android phones that allows users to replace passwords with a photograph of an everyday object they own.
Google releases new email, browser security features to prevent common hacking issues
Google has rolled out new security features for users of Gmail and Drive, as well as its Chrome web browser. For Gmail and Drive users, Google is offering an opt-in feature called the Advanced Protection Program, aimed at those who are more prone to online threats because of the nature of their work. The company announced the program in a blog post on Tuesday.
Some federal websites now allowing users to login via secure USB keys
Three federal agencies have signed up to let the public use keysticks conforming to the Universal Second Factor standard.
Tax prep firm reaches settlement with FTC over cybersecurity lapses
TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.