24 Feb 2020

Looking at the future of identity access management (IAM)

Identity access management (IAM) capabilities and integrations are on track to continue spreading rapidly throughout the enterprise technology sector, transforming the way that businesses operate. IAM predictions for 2020 include single sign-on (SSO) protocols that eliminate or significantly decrease the need for users to have unique accounts and credentials for

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10 Oct 2019

Most Americans can’t recognize 2FA, HTTPS, or private browsing

Most US adults are not familiar with basic tech and cybersecurity concepts, a new survey by Pew Research Center reveals. Just 28% of respondents were capable of selecting an example of two-factor authentication from a set of images, and only 30% knew what HTTPS is. Furthermore, less than a quarter

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10 Oct 2019

Twitter Uses Phone Numbers, Emails to Sell Ads

Twitter has admitted that it “inadvertently” used an unknown number of email addresses and phone numbers that had been provided by users solely for the purpose of enabling multi-factor authentication, for targeted advertising. The social media firm assured that “no personal data was ever shared externally with our partners or

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09 Oct 2019

57% of Businesses Use Multi-Factor Auth (MFA), Says LastPass

A new survey by LastPass shows that a majority (57%) of organizations have adopted multi-factor authentication (MFA), which is  a 12% increase compared to last year. The vast majority (95%) of employees who use MFA, rely on a software-based solution, which typically provides less security than hardware solutions (4%) and

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08 Oct 2019

FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Last month, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned private industry partners that sophisticated cyberattacks capable of bypassing multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions are on the rise. The FBI stated that threat actors were increasingly “circumventing multi-factor authentication through common social engineering and technical attacks” and listed a number of

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27 Aug 2019

Microsoft: Using multi-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account hacks

Microsoft says that user accounts are “more than 99.9% less likely to be compromised” if the user has enabled multi-factor authentication (MFA). This even applies for relatively weak MFA solutions like SMS-based one-time passwords, the company claims. Microsoft registers more than 300 million fraudulent sign-in attempts on its cloud services

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26 Aug 2019

Instagram Phishing Emails Use Fake Login Warning Baits

Threat actors are targeting Instagram users with a relatively believable phishing scam that warns people about login attempts for their account and urges them to confirm their identity by entering what looks like a two-factor authentication (2FA) code on a sign-in page for which the URL has been provided. If

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01 Aug 2019

More Companies Don’t Rely on Passwords Alone Anymore

A new survey by ThumbSignIn, One World Identity and Gluu indicates that while most businesses no longer merely use passwords to secure their data, a significant number (40%) still do. 36% of companies use passwords with two factor authentication (2FA). However, 2FA is often still a relatively weak form of authentication,

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15 Jul 2019

Healthcare Organizations, Like Many Other Organizations, Are Too Confident in Cybersecurity

Healthcare organizations (HCOs) tend to be overconfident when it comes to their cybersecurity posture, a new LexisNexis report found. Even though the majority of HCOs are very confident in their cybersecurity programs, many organizations have not implemented certain best practices in order to protect their data and systems. The vast majority

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21 May 2019

How to block hijacking attacks on your Google account

Securing your Google account against the vast majority of account hijacking attempts is as simple as adding a recovery phone number, new research by Google, New York University, and the University of California, San Diego shows. The researchers discovered that the mere addition of a recovery phone number sufficed to

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