sms authentication

What a difference a year makes. As related in AppDev Magazine’s recent newsletter, just one year after NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued guidance that found SMS insecure and no longer suitable as a strong authentication mechanism; it has backpedaled to reduce their previously strong statements and instead offers a new, softer recommendation. According to this article, NIST proposed “deprecating” SMS 2FA last year because of vulnerabilities… Read more


Top 5 Security Stories in 2015

2015 was a remarkable year in the IT security area. There was never a dull moment with novel attack methods, new enemies, massive breaches of healthcare organizations and the OPM, Hacking Team’s embarrassing takedown, and cars and toys becoming targets. Hard to imagine it all fit into just 365 days and it doesn’t look like it will slow down one bit with the New Year. Below is a brief look… Read more


September 22, 2015 - John Gunn
Why the Pending U.S. EMV Liability Shift Deadline is Almost Meaningless

The shift to the EMV standard in the U.S. has drawn incredible media attention for more than a year as everyone witnesses the approach of the looming liability shift deadline. But what does it really mean for merchants, consumers, and hackers? I say the answer is actually very little, and in as few words as possible, I will tell you why. EMV comes to America It’s not a well-kept secret… Read more


January 19, 2015 - Tom Dubois
Top 5 Security Stories in 2014

2015 has just started, but we still want to look back to 2014 for a little moment. In every respect, it was a rough year for security, full of data breaches, cybercrime, and identity theft. We wonder what the future may bring. IT Security is an inexhaustible topic and the articles about it are plentiful. To make it easier for you, we’ve made a round-up with our top 5 security… Read more


Could your mobile voicemail system help hackers unlock your online accounts?

In 1993, Peter Steiner submitted a pen-and-ink cartoon to The New Yorker magazine, featuring two dogs at a desk.  One of them is sitting in front of a computer screen and says to the other: “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” Steiner and The New Yorker probably didn’t realise at the time just how true that was, and what a challenge the issue would become as more and… Read more


In order to protect user accounts against unauthorized access by hackers, more and more companies are adding an extra layer of security to their online applications called “two-factor authentication“. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumblr… the list of technology companies deploying two-factor authentication security is growing each day. But how does two-factor authentication really work? Here’s a short movie we made that explains the concept in just 60″. Enjoy!

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