Has your bank informed you of their recent security improvements? UK banks and financial institutions have been announcing the use of SMS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure your accounts and financial transactions. So far we’ve seen the likes of HSBC, Co-Operative Bank, Metro Bank, NatWest Bank and many others jump on board the SMS MFA..
If you follow along with the Authlogics blog, you will probably expect us to have a hard stance on this topic. We are not in favour of the password, as you will have noticed, but if you ask us if they’re worth fixing… The answer is a very vague, yes… and no. Let us explain…
Most major organisations working with Microsoft systems will use Active Directory (AD) to centrally authenticate all resources on a network based on a central database. The solution, in theory, is a way to centrally manage user security, which sounds appealing to large organisations. The reality, however, is that AD is not secure on its own..
If you follow tech news or the New York Times, you may have seen a story this month about Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, having his Twitter account hacked through an increasingly common tactic from hackers, SIM porting. A tactic which renders no mobile SIM 100% safe and therefore no SMS two-factor authentication solution totally safe…
Oh, data breaches. With every passing day there is another story in the tech news, and often even mainstream news, bringing to light a breach that exposed the personal data of thousands, if not millions of users, as well as the vulnerability of the organisations that should have been keeping it safe. If daily sounds..
July 2019 marked the passing of respected computer pioneer, Fernando Corbato, aged 93, who had a long and illustrious career in technology leaving many great legacies to the field of technology, including 50 years of passwords. Inventor of the password Dr Corbato is perhaps most famous for inventing the password. But this invention was actually..
Passwords, 2-factor authentication, multi-factor authentication – do you need to know what they mean? Or are we now entering the realm of x-factor authentication where the method used is essentially transparent to the user? Whichever authentication method is implemented, the focus has to be to ensure that it is fully compliant and that x-factor authentication..
In our latest article we look at how deviceless authentication can be effective at combating password breaches. For decades now, organisations, platforms and users have relied on passwords for security. The password has been entrusted as the gatekeeper, the single solution to keep information safe and solely in the hands of those with the code..
Data breaches are regularly in the news. As hackers become more efficient and security policies begin to fail, it is becoming more glaringly obvious that most businesses are ill-equipped to fend off hackers and guarantee security against a corporate data breach. The fear now is not “will our company be hacked?” but “when will our..