Two-factor authentication

Veratad to Showcase Enhanced Age Verification Solution at TPE 2019

Veratad to Showcase Enhanced Age Verification Solution at TPE 2019

“…given the age restrictions around the purchase of tobacco products, it’s a natural venue for Veratad’s age verification solutions…” Veratad has arranged a high-profile platform from which to pitch its age verification technology: The company will be a sponsor and exhibitor for this year’s Tobacco Plus Expo. TPE is billed as North America’s biggest trade…

Speech Recognition and Smartwatches Combine in Novel New Authentication System

Speech Recognition and Smartwatches Combine in Novel New Authentication System

A pair of researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have devised a novel approach to online authentication that leverages speech recognition and a smartwatch. Dubbed ‘Listening-Watch’, the system requires a given user to download a security app on their smartwatch device. When authenticating through a PC or laptop, the computer will play a…

Yubico Looks to Lightning Port to Bring U2F Security to the iPhone

Yubico Looks to Lightning Port to Bring U2F Security to the iPhone

Yubico has announced a new mobile SDK that enables Lightning support on iOS. It’s a workaround to Apple’s notorious unwillingness to open its NFC technology to third party developers, and the lack of USB ports on mobile devices in general. These factors have thus far prevented Yubico from establishing connectivity between Apple devices and its…

Despite Low Trust, Consumers Think Businesses Are Responsible for Protecting Their Data: Survey

Despite Low Trust, Consumers Think Businesses Are Responsible for Protecting Their Data: Survey

“…56 percent of respondents said they use duplicate passwords for multiple accounts, and 41 percent acknowledged that they don’t take advantage of two-factor authentication for their social media accounts.” Consumers are worried about data breaches and say they would stop doing business with a company that suffered one, but they aren’t taking security measures into…