Tags identity authentication

Facebook no longer requires phone numbers for multi-factor authentication

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

The social media giant delivers another blow to the use of SMS for authentication purposes.

NIST releases updated cybersecurity framework

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 months ago

The new version updates the federal agency's guidelines in several areas, including authentication and identity; cyber risk self-assessments; managing supply chain cybersecurity; and vulnerability disclosure.

White House seeks to tighten identity management in federal agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

A memo from OMB asks agencies to coordinate regularly to make sure federal identity management policies are consistently implemented.

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

by Shaun Waterman • 9 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 • 10 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 • 11 months ago

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

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