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Onfido Details Relative Benefits of Different Forms of 2FA

Onfido Details Relative Benefits of Different Forms of 2FA

Onfido broke down some of the strengths and weaknesses of different kinds of two-factor authentication (2FA) in a new post on the company blog. The company notes that any form of 2FA will offer more protection than a password alone, but goes on to argue that knowledge and item-based forms of authentication are more vulnerable…

Yubico Pushes YubiKey for Remote Government Workers

Yubico Pushes YubiKey for Remote Government Workers

Yubico is trying to help government agencies adapt to the unexpected security demands of a remote work environment. The company specifically cited the US government’s Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) credentials, which are typically issued through an in-person identification and authentication process. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many agencies to…

Nintendo Urges Gamers to Adopt Two-Factor Authentication

Nintendo Urges Gamers to Adopt Two-Factor Authentication

Security experts are advising gamers to implement two-factor authentication for their Nintendo accounts in response to a recent string of fraudulent attacks. The scam takes advantage of the fact that people can link their PayPal account to their Nintendo account to make purchases on the Nintendo Switch. The feature gives players a more convenient way…

FIDO’s Korea Working Group is Handing Out 300 Free Security Keys

FIDO’s Korea Working Group is Handing Out 300 Free Security Keys

The FIDO Alliance’s Korea Working Group will be handing out 300 free security keys to protect remote employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The giveaway has been dubbed the FIDO Security Key Support Campaign, and it is being carried out in collaboration with eWBM, AirCuve and Octatco, who are sponsoring the initiative. Octatco is a Yubico…

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for Nest Users

Google has announced that users of its Nest products will soon be required to activate two-factor authentication for their accounts, stepping up security in Google’s part of the Internet of Things ecosystem. 2FA has already been available to users of Google’s Nest smart devices, which include things like speakers, smoke detectors, and thermostats. But, as…

Yubico Sheds More Light on YubiEnterprise Services

Yubico Sheds More Light on YubiEnterprise Services

Yubico has shared some more information about its new YubiEnterprise Services. The service platform was set up to help organizations to purchase, distribute, and manage a large number of YubiKeys, which will in turn make it easier to ensure that the entire organization – and every employee within that organization – is following strong authentication…

Yubico Launches New YubiEnterprise Subscription and Delivery Services

Yubico Launches New YubiEnterprise Subscription and Delivery Services

Yubico is launching a new service platform that was designed to help enterprises with their YubiKeys. The appropriately-named YubiEnterprise Services is available through Subscription and Delivery models that will make it easier for large organizations to adopt hardware-based authentication practices.   To that end, a business with a YubiEnterprise Subscription will be able to purchase new…

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google Launches Open-Source Project for Creation of 2FA Security Keys

Google has announced the launch of an open-source project that will allow vendors to build their own security keys in an effort to help foster the technology’s development. The initiative is called OpenSK, and allows Nordic chip dongles to be turned into security keys that are FIDO U2F and FIDO2 compliant. Google has gone so…

Yubico Releases Updated PIV Tool

Yubico Releases Updated PIV Tool

Yubico has released an updated version of its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) tool. The Yubico PIV Tool 2.0 was designed to help organizations program and manage large numbers of YubiKeys for their employees, allowing them to use YubiKeys instead of smart cards for public key infrastructure. To that end, organizations can use the PIV Tool…

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico Promotes eIDAS Standards with National eID Program in Faroe Islands

Yubico is expanding its footprint in the European marketplace. The company is currently deploying YubiKeys for a number of national identity projects that are intended to meet the strong security standards that were introduced with the Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) regulation in 2014. To that end, the YubiKey leverages FIDO2 technology to…

RNC and DNC Using Duo Security MFA Ahead of 2020 Election

RNC and DNC Using Duo Security MFA Ahead of 2020 Election

Both of America’s major political parties have been using Duo Security, which specializes in multi-factor authentication (MFA), to secure sensitive information ahead of the 2020 Presidential election, according to a Cyber Scoop report. The Republican National Committee (RNC) has been using Duo since just days before the 2016 Presidential election to provide multiple layers of…

OneLogin Study Highlights Ireland’s Bad Password Habits

OneLogin Study Highlights Ireland’s Bad Password Habits

OneLogin is taking a closer look at Ireland’s password habits as it celebrates the opening of its new EMEA headquarters in Dublin. The company commissioned a YouGov study that polled 1,000 Irish adults, and found that a large portion (39 percent) of the Irish population is still using the same password that they were using 12…

Sontiq Upgrades IdentityForce App with Mobile Attack Control

Sontiq Upgrades IdentityForce App with Mobile Attack Control

Sontiq has upgraded the user interface of its IdentityForce Mobile App with the release of a new feature that notifies app users about potential threats to their smartphone. Dubbed Mobile Attack Control, the feature is built with technology from Sontiq’s Mobile Defense Suite. Mobile Attack Control will watch for cybersecurity threats like spyware, rogue apps,…

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

Apple’s NFC Update Enables YubiKey Authentication

“… YubiKey 5 NFC and Security Key NFC solutions can now be used with iPhone models 7 or later running on iOS 13.” Yubico’s NFC-enabled security keys can now be used for contactless authentication with newer iPhones. The change was announced alongside Apple’s big product launches last week, with the company opening up somewhat from…

Yubico Officially Releases Lightning-Ready iOS Security Key

Yubico Officially Releases Lightning-Ready iOS Security Key

Yubico has formally launched the YubiKey 5Ci, a new security key with a Lightning connector for iOS and MacOS devices. The YubiKey 5Ci has a USB-C connector in addition to the Lightning connector, so it is also compatible with Android and Windows devices and can provide secure authentication regardless of the hardware being used.  “The…

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

ManageEngine Brings 2FA to MacOS to Improve Enterprise IT

“ADSelfService Plus supports multiple forms of 2FA, including company-agnostic tools like security questions, QR codes, fingerprint biometrics, and SMS or email-based one-time passwords…” The enterprise IT specialist (and Zoho subsidiary) ManageEngine has upgraded its ADSelfService Plus platform to offer support for two factor authentication (2FA) on macOS computers. The solution can be configured based on…

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

Four Years After Hack Attack, Slack Resets User Passwords

“For its part, Slack has taken the opportunity to further promote the use of post-password security measures, asserting in its email, ‘We recommend using two-factor authentication with every service that provides it, including Slack, for an extra layer of security.’” Four years after a major hack attack, the business-focused instant messaging platform Slack is taking…

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad Users Can Now Log Into Google Accounts via Android 2FA

iPad users can now sign into their Google accounts using an Android smartphone for second-factor authentication. It’s a development building on Google’s FIDO2 certification for Android 7+, which enabled any devices running on the mobile operating system to act as FIDO2 security keys back in April. This meant that signing into Google on a laptop…

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