Why CIOs Should Care About Two Factor Authentication

The Accidental Successful CIO

Everybody needs two factor authentication, but just exactly what is it? One of the most powerful techniques that is currently being used is something called “two factor authentication” What is this security technique and how many different flavors of it exist?

How Biometric Authentication Is Revolutionizing the Mobile Banking Industry

Xicom

Due to Apple’s work on inbuilt Biometric authentication system using finger prints or other methods in its iPhone and iPad devices, there is a huge opportunity for any iPhone Development Company to develop mobile apps with Biometric Authentication support. Vein Pattern Authentication.

How to Do JWT Authentication with an Angular 6 SPA

Toptal

JSON web tokens (JWTs) provide a method of authenticating requests that's convenient, compact, and secure. In this tutorial, Toptal Freelance Software Engineer Sebastian Schocke shows how to implement JWT authentication in an Angular 6 single-page application (SPA), complete with a Node.js More often than not, Angular apps will include them in their data flows.

Second Factor Authentication With Security Keys

CTOvision

With the movement of our personal and business critical data to the ‘cloud’, and directed attacks on that data, many of us make use of stronger security through use two-factor authentication. Depending on which service, you use Google Authenticator, have a code sent via SMS, get a plain old phone call, the RSA key fob, or rely on email and then type your six digit code if you haven’t been logged out by that point.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

authentication and authorization information. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

Part 2: API Access Control and Authentication with Kubernetes, Ambassador and ORY Oathkeeper: Q&A…

Daniel Bryant

Part 2: API Access Control and Authentication with Kubernetes, Ambassador and ORY Oathkeeper: Q&A and Tutorial The Datawire and ORY teams have recently been discussing the challenges of API access control in a cloud native environment, the highlights of which I capture below in a Q&A.

Hardening Apache ZooKeeper Security: SASL Quorum Peer Mutual Authentication and Authorization

Cloudera Engineering

Previously ZooKeeper does not support authentication and authorization of servers that are participating in the leader election and quorum forming process; ZooKeeper assumes that every server that is listed in the ZooKeeper configuration file (zoo.cfg) is authenticated. Background.

New in CDH 5.2: Impala Authentication with LDAP and Kerberos

Cloudera Engineering

Impala authentication can now be handled by a combination of LDAP and Kerberos. Impala , the open source analytic database for Apache Hadoop, supports authentication—the act of proving you are who you say you are—using both Kerberos and LDAP.

Make a resolution to clean up your digital act? Here’s how

The Parallax

Step 1: Use two-factor authentication. In its most common form online, two-factor authentication makes you use a second, one-time password to access your account. Set up your phone with a passcode or other security measure, use two-factor authentication (there it is again!),

Harassed or stalked online? Follow these 5 steps

The Parallax

Step 5: Add two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication, which requires a one-time passcode, in addition to your password, keeps hackers at bay. But since I started using two-factor authentication, I’m not worried about it,” she says.

Rethinking Authentication And Biometric Security, The Toptal Way

Toptal

Today, we will be discussing the latter, and unveiling our plans for a comprehensive overhaul of our onboarding and authentication procedures. How does one secure a vast, distributed network of tech talent? There are three ways of doing this: the right way, the wrong way, and the Toptal way. In this post, Toptal Technical Editor Nermin Hajdarbegovic will help you get acquainted with our brand new processes.

New in Cloudera Manager 5.1: Direct Active Directory Integration for Kerberos Authentication

Cloudera Engineering

With this new release, setting up a separate MIT KDC for cluster authentication services is no longer necessary. Until recently, the preferred architecture was to configure your Hadoop cluster to connect directly to an MIT key distribution center (KDC) for authentication services.

6 cybersecurity trends we’re thankful for

The Parallax

Along with two-factor authentication , however, the rise of the affordable physical two-factor authentication key has helped give consumers more security than ever before.

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7 million domains vulnerable to 'easy' takeover

TechBeacon

Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch, User Authentication, Information Security (Info Sec How secure is your website? This week brings worrying news about how easy it is to take over accounts at the biggest web hosting providers.

Hadoop Delegation Tokens Explained

Cloudera Engineering

Delegation tokens were designed and are widely used in the Hadoop ecosystem as an authentication method. Apache Hadoop’s security was designed and implemented around 2009, and has been stabilizing since then.

Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

SoCal CTO

Back in January 2010, I wrote a post that's one of the most popular on this blog: When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? as part of your registration and authentication mechanism.

Backing WebAuthn, tech giants inch closer to killing passwords

The Parallax

Earlier this month , the standards groups FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that online services can begin implementing a new Web authentication standard called WebAuthn into their sites and apps as part of the update to the log-in protocol FIDO2.

Everything You Know About eAuthentication is wrong!

CTOvision

On Labor Day, September 5 th 2016, NIST published their Digital Authentication Guideline: Public Preview. The base document SP 800-63-3 is the third iteration of this special publication, and has been renamed to: Digital Authentication Guideline. Nathaniel Crocker.

When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?

SoCal CTO

In this post, I want to look at just the question of when it makes sense to use Facebook Connect, Twitter Oauth, OpenID, Yahoo Browser-Based Authentication, Google Friend Connect or basically any of the other authentication mechanisms. I had originally authenticated myself using OpenID.

Biometric Security – The Key To Passwordless Authentication Or A Fad?

Toptal

Passwordless authentication has been the Holy Grail of security for years, but progress has been painfully slow. There are a few technical, legal and even ethical considerations to take into account, but be as it may, biometric, passwordless authentication is here to stay Until a few years ago, the technology to implement passwordless logins on a grand scale simply wasn’t available. However, the industry juggernaut is slowly but surely changing this.

Two Factor Failure: With complexity comes new vulnerabilities

CTOvision

One of the most significant capabilities in the enterprise defensive arsenal is multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor defense helps solve many weaknesses of password authentication. Many two factor authentication systems have very glaring vulnerabilities.

Protecting Hadoop Clusters From Malware Attacks

Cloudera Engineering

Altus CDH Platform Security & Cybersecurity Authentication configuration demonbot kerberos malware secure clusters security XBashTwo new strains of malware– XBash and DemonBot –are targeting Apache Hadoop servers for Bitcoin mining and DDOS purposes.

7 million domains vulnerable to 'easy' takeover

TechBeacon

Security, Information Security, Security Blogwatch, User Authentication, Information Security (Info Sec How secure is your website? This week brings worrying news about how easy it is to take over accounts at the biggest web hosting providers.

Secure Enclave: Zero Trust Network For The Cloud-based Enterprise

Vidder

Vidder secure enclave trust assessment Multifactor Authentication network securityIn the second of a series of blog posts on a Cloud-based Enterprise, we’ll examine how a Secure Enclave utilizes a Zero Trust Network to protect itself from cyberattacks.

IBM Claims Advances In Fully Homomorphic Encryption (and I’m claiming advances in an anti-gravity device)

CTOvision

IBM has a tradition of making major cryptography breakthroughs, such as the design of the Data Encryption Standard (DES); Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC); the first lattice-based encryption with a rigorous proof-of-security; and numerous other solutions that have helped advance data security.

Happy New Year: Here Are Five Suggestions To Reduce Your Digital Risk

CTOvision

Use two factor authentication for every account: There is no such thing as a silver bullet in cyber defense, but this is one of the most important things you can do. If an account does not offer multi-factor authentication, consider closing it. Bob Gourley.

MFA is too Important to be Moving Sideways

Vidder

A solution to this problem is to use Multifactor Authentication to prevent a stolen password from being enough for an adversary to gain access to critical systems. trusted access control BYOD Security MFA Multifactor Authentication Endpoint SecurityAccording to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report “81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.”

What’s New in Cloudera Director 2.7?

Cloudera Engineering

introduces support for LDAP authentication, improved Java 8 support, and instance template level normalization configuration. Cloudera Director Active Directory Amazon AWS Amazon Web Services aws azure cloud storage Cloudera Data Science Workbench google cloud Google Cloud Platform java Java 8 LDAP LDAP Authentication Microsoft Azure on demand tlsCloudera Director 2.7

Repair to “Using OAuth for a simple command line script to access Google's data”

Martin Fowler

Since I had difficulty puzzling out the limited documentation, particularly on the authentication and authorization aspects, I wrote a short article to capture what I'd learned. In 2015, I wrote a command line script to get some data from YouTube. Google updated its libraries in 2016, breaking my scripts. I was busy with other things at the time, so didn't update them (or the article). Finally I've got around to it now, and updated both.

CIOs Want To Know: What Comes After Passwords?

The Accidental Successful CIO

In a perfect world, the person in the CIO position would be able to make the authentication of both customers and employees almost invisible. Additionally, authentication tools are being developed that track what apps you open most frequently. A number of electronic break-ins, including the one at Equifax, are going to raise questions about trying to authenticate a person using things like their Social Security number or other personal data.

How A CIO Can Become Very Persuasive

The Accidental Successful CIO

What this means is that you are going to have to reveal the authentic you to them. To persuade a group of people, they are going to have to feel that they are dealing with the authentic you and so you’ll have to reveal the real you to them.

New tool automates phishing attacks that bypass 2FA

CTOvision

A new penetration testing tool published at the start of the year by a security researcher can automate phishing attacks with an ease never seen before and can even blow through login operations for accounts protected by two-factor authentication (2FA).

2Captcha – Human-Powered Image and CAPTCHA Recognition Service

The Crazy Programmer

With due technical advancement and increasing demand of software for various tasks (of our individual, personal as well as commercial needs), the authenticity of using these software has become as crucial as they themselves are.

Introduction to Django

The Crazy Programmer

Django is a framework for web developers, it provides amazing infrastructure required for database-driven websites that have user authentication, content administration, file uploads, and much more. Hello everyone, from today we’re going to start a new tutorial series on Django framework.

JSON Web Token Tutorial: An Example in Laravel and AngularJS

Toptal

Authentication is one of the most important parts of any web application. For decades, cookies and server-based authentication was the easiest solution. However, handling authentication in modern Mobile and Single Page Applications can be tricky and demand a better approach. One of the best known solutions to authentication problems for APIs is the JSON Web Token (JWT

There is no longer any such thing as Computer Security

Coding Horror

Work emails were protected by two-factor authentication, a technique that uses a second passcode to keep accounts secure. 1) Enable Two Factor authentication through an app, and not SMS , everywhere you can. Remember "cybersecurity"?

Top 10 things to keep in mind for data security in building mobile apps.

OTS Solutions

SSL Protocol and Authentication. Once the communication system is in place, you ought to use mutual SSL authentication with your applications to ensure that your app is interacting with a known server. Top Ten Things to Keep in Mind for Data Security in Building Mobile Apps.

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PFP Cybersecurity: Providing iron-clad identity for any device and detecting any anomalous behavior

CTOvision

The closest category of security solutions might be those of identity management, authentication and authorization but they are doing these things for hardware, not people. PFP Cyber does something so new and so positive it almost defies categorization.

Facial Recognition System – the new future of Biometrics Identification

Apiumhub

For most of the consumers, the word/technology doesn’t seem alien, thanks to the Tech Giant, Apple who released its first ever iPhone X series with Face ID technology, that uses your face as a measure of authentication and unlocks the phone. All it needs to do is authenticate the person by their biometrics face detection technology and for more secure operation, a consumer can always enter the registered phone number as a two-way authentication process.

How to Protect Your Small Business from a Hacker Attack

The Crazy Programmer

2-Factor Authentication. Secure your network and systems with a strong password, and if that’s not enough, try a 2-factor authentication. Data breaches and compromised websites frequently used to spread malware can be risky for your business; including small businesses.