online security

BehavioSec Pushes Behavioral Biometrics to Protect Online Traffic

BehavioSec Pushes Behavioral Biometrics to Protect Online Traffic

BehavioSec is advocating for the use of behavioral biometrics to safeguard online interactions. The company notes that online activity has gone up dramatically since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, both because more people are now working from home and because social distancing restrictions have forced them to do more of their shopping online. That…

Thales Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Thales Provides Security Advice for Remote Workers

Thales is the latest organization to warn about the rising threat of cyberattacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company observed that the transition to remote work has created security gaps that cybercriminals are now trying to exploit. The concerns echo those of security specialists like Yubico and BioCatch, which have already noted that people have…

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…

Proposed SMS OTP Enhancement Gains Traction

Proposed SMS OTP Enhancement Gains Traction

A proposal from Apple engineers aimed at making SMS security more effective is making its way through the web development community. The idea, which was backed by Google in January, is essentially to link an SMS-based One Time Passcode directly to the website or other online entity sending it for user authentication. This means that…

ZenGo Warns About CurveBall Vulnerability on Windows 10 Devices

ZenGo Warns About CurveBall Vulnerability on Windows 10 Devices

ZenGo is warning users about a cryptography vulnerability that affects devices running an unpatched version of Windows 10. The CVE-2020–0601 vulnerability was first uncovered by the NSA, and was later picked up by ZenGo, which gave it the much catchier “CurveBall” moniker.   So how does CurveBall work? In plain terms, a hacker seeking to…

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

Dashlane Lists 2019’s Most Egregious Password Blunders

The credential management company (and FIDO Alliance member) Dashlane is once again calling attention to bad password practices with the release of its fourth annual “Worst Password Offenders” list. The list identifies individuals and organizations that made particularly high-profile password mistakes at some point in 2019. Some of the blunders are attributable to basic human…

TransUnion Holiday Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Worried About Online Fraud

TransUnion Holiday Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Worried About Online Fraud

In anticipation of an approaching holiday shopping season in which the vast majority of consumers plan to do their shopping online, American consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion has released its 2019 Holiday Retail Fraud Survey. A key finding of the survey of 2,593 American adults conducted in October by TransUnion centred around the threat of…

Goode Explains Why Digital Businesses Need Secure Identity Verification

Goode Explains Why Digital Businesses Need Secure Identity Verification

Goode Intelligence has published a new White Paper that highlights the importance of secure digital identity verification. Titled “The Digital Identity Problem – Solving the issue of trust,” the free paper suggests that reliable verification is essential because enterprises need to know the identities of their customers in order to safely do business with those…

New Yubico Report Finds Most People Have Bad Password Behavior

New Yubico Report Finds Most People Have Bad Password Behavior

Yubico has published the results of its 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors Report, finding that while people are more concerned about digital privacy, many businesses and individuals have not yet updated their habits when using passwords to safeguard their information. “For decades, passwords have been the primary method of authentication used to…

Unisys CEO to Make ‘Moonshot’ Argument for Internet Security at CES Gov’t Talk

Unisys CEO to Make ‘Moonshot’ Argument for Internet Security at CES Gov’t Talk

Unisys CEO Peter Altabef is preparing to make the case for embracing sophisticated technologies like biometrics and AI to secure the internet at a high-profile, government-focused speaking event affiliated with this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Altabef will deliver his argument in a speech entitled “The Cyber Moonshot Imperative” at the CES Government conference, which will…