Tag "Two-factor Authentication"

Feb 26, 2019 • Two-factor Authentication
The greatest innovations at MWC 2019
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is jam-packed with mobile innovations. Here, I would like to highlight those trends and innovations that stood out most, kicking it off with a much expected 'mobile gadget'.
Dec 06, 2017 • Two-factor Authentication
Misconceptions about data protection revealed: the truth about online security
"Data is the key to success." But poor data protection opens doors for hackers. On top of that, companies must stick to more and more rules when it comes to data protection. However, good data protection is not as complicated and impossible as it sounds. That is why we want to denounce some ineradicable statements here. Fact or myth?
Sep 25, 2017 • Two-factor Authentication
Key Update: NIST no longer deprecates SMS for 2FA in Digital Identity Guidelines
“NIST declares the age of SMS-based 2-factor authentication over, US government agency calls for the end of SMS authentication”.
Sep 14, 2017 • Two-factor Authentication
How to engage students through mobile: examples of success
Schools have begun again which means classrooms are filled students the teachers need to motivate. All these students have one thing in common: (almost) each of them owns a smartphone with which the teacher has to compete for attention. But isn’t the mobile phone actually a profound opportunity to reach and engage students?
Aug 21, 2017 • Two-factor Authentication
What is an OTP?
OTP​ is a string of characters or numbers automatically generated to be used for one single login attempt. OTP, One Time Passwords in full, can be sent to the user’s phone via SMS or Push messaging and is used to protect web-based services, private credentials and data. OTP’s will minimize the risk of fraudulent login attempts and thus the risk of stolen data. OTP’s come in all shapes and sizes, but always add an extra layer of authentication. Which type of OTP best suits you?
Jun 08, 2017 • Two-factor Authentication
YouTube star MICODE talks 2FA with CM Authenticator
French YouTube star Michaël, alias MICODE, is a rising vlogger in France and an expert when it comes to hacking prevention and internet security. In the latest video on his YouTube channel, he talks about two-factor authentication and its value when securing online accounts.
Feb 07, 2017 • Two-factor Authentication
Safer internet: what can you do?
Today is Safer Internet Day. Safer internet. That’s quite a goal, isn’t it? Surely, we can all agree that improving internet security is important. Especially now that the internet is tapping into more and more territories. But with all the online threats, the road to a safe internet comes with many challenges. What can you do to secure the safety of your data and that of your customers?
Dec 16, 2016 • Two-factor Authentication
NIST denounces sms-based 2FA, but where is the convenient alternative?
Something you know, something you have: These two factors are the holy grail in two-factor authentication, an authentication method that is widely used in combination with sms text messages. The NIST, the agency that establishes technical standards and policies for the US government, however, declared it unsecure.
Sep 10, 2016 • Two-factor Authentication
Two Factor Authentication: How & why
More and more often hackers target major online services, web shops and email providers. The latest big target for hackers was the website for cheaters; "Ashley Madison".
Jun 24, 2016 • Two-factor Authentication
“Too little awareness for securing our mobile devices”
“Today, we see a rising number of fraud cases with and hacks through our mobile smartphones, something that was rarely seen some years ago. Until now. Our mobile phones have become an attractive target for criminals.”
May 19, 2016 • Two-factor Authentication
‘Change your LinkedIn password and activate two-factor authentication’
Security company Kaspersky strongly advises everyone to change the password for their LinkedIn account and, if you haven’t already done so, activate two-factor authentication (2FA).
May 09, 2016 • Two-factor Authentication
'Much of IT budget spent on security, but human remains weakest link'
The various data leaks and thefts follow one another at a rapid pace. In the digitalising society, data has never been so important, but also never so vulnerable. How to prevent the number of data thefts? Awareness about your digital security and about sharing knowledge are of key importance as far as this is concerned, SecureLink states.
Mar 02, 2016 • Two-factor Authentication
Fighting fraud and improving online security through strong customer authentication
Fraud with online transactions in the United States has lead to a loss of about five percent of revenues of organisations every year, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has calculated. Mobile Commerce and International Merchants experience big losses, BusinessWire has learned.
Jun 15, 2015 • Two-factor Authentication
Snapchat enables two-factor authentication (2FA) through sms
Mobile image sharer and chat app Snapchat has deployed two-factor authentication. Snapchat experienced a major data breach in 2013.
Apr 20, 2015 • Two-factor Authentication
Telegram adds two-step verification with One Time Passwords
To guarantee security and privacy chat app Telegram has added two-step verification (2FA). Telegram users can activate 2FA in their settings menu.

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