Tags identity authentication

Forget your fingerprint: New concept lets people pick their own two-factor token

by Shaun Waterman • 3 months ago

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.

Some federal websites now allowing users to login via secure USB keys

by Shaun Waterman • 4 months ago

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

by Shaun Waterman • 5 months ago

TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.

NIST moving forward, cautiously, on framework revisions

by Shaun Waterman • 6 months ago

NIST laid out their plans for an update of their cybersecurity framework, inching forward with a number of proposed changes to the draft they released in January.

Pentagon now testing behavioral ID pilot that would replace CAC card

by Shaun Waterman • 7 months ago

The deal comes more than a year after then-CIO Terry Halvorsen first pledged to get rid of the ubiquitous Common Access Card smartcard.

United Nations backs blockchain-powered permanent identity tool for refugees

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

The United Nation's ID2020 project involves an expanding public-private partnership.

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