Because banks, fintech firms, merchants and payments processors in the EU have struggled to meet the Sept. 14 deadline for compliance with the new PSD2 "strong customer authentication" requirements for electronic payments, it may take a while for European consumers to notice authentication changes.
With widespread use of Active Directory across industries and organizations of all sizes, it is frequently a target for bad actors who can use a cracking dictionary or exposed credentials to gain unauthorized access to an employee's account.
Multifactor authentication remains an industry best practice
for preventing unauthorized account access.
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Following racist and anti-Semitic tweets being posted for a short time to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's hijacked account - despite his use of two-factor authentication - Twitter blamed the security lapse on an unnamed mobile provider. A group called "Chuckling Squad" appears to be responsible.
Every industry is vulnerable to breaches - and more often than not, weak or stolen passwords are the culprit of confirmed data breaches. That shows that many attacks are relying on tried-and-true methods, but that isn't necessarily a good thing. Despite the growing capacity to detect known threats, user credentialing...
Password isn't a four-letter word, but for security leaders it is just as cringe-worthy. Single-factor authentication is putting organizations both large and small at risk of data breaches daily - and two-factor authentication can be just as risky, especially if access codes are delivered via text message. The best...
In today's digital environment, protecting sensitive information and sales transaction data is of critical importance. Technology and advanced loyalty programs are driving the collection of additional data, causing consumers to pay more attention to the types of data they are willing to share with merchants.
Finding a true 50-50 balance between security and convenience may be a tad unrealistic, but your company should evaluate its online activities to determine an acceptable and practical level for each.
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We see a counterintuitive future whereby better security no longer means a more complicated or cumbersome user experience. We see a future in which users happily take control of their privacy, out-of-band mobile MFA is the norm, and nobody suffers the fallout from the last major credential breach. This future is free...
The promise of an integrated identity and risk platform that continuously monitors a myriad of suspicious activities across channels and applications, and dynamically orchestrates authentication and authorization actions has been around for over a decade. Many organizations and technology vendors have attempted to...
Ensuring your employees have the right level of access to their work, and nothing more has never been easy. It's even more challenging now for IT to ensure that a user is who they say they are with users bringing more apps, devices, and networks into the workplace. Combining access and authentication solutions to one...
Misconfigured file storage technologies and a lack of basic security controls are the root causes for the inadvertent online exposure of 2.3 billion files worldwide that contain personal information, including sensitive medical data, says Harrison Van Riper, a security researcher at Digital Shadows.
A Texas-based healthcare system says hackers unsuccessfully tried to divert employee payroll direct deposits through a phishing attack that also potentially exposed patient data. The incident illustrates how business processes can help avert theft.
The Internal Revenue Services' internal financial reporting systems and IT infrastructure have 14 new security vulnerabilities, along with a long list of previously unresolved deficiencies, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office audit.
A vulnerability in global airline check-in software used by 500 airlines could have been exploited to download other individuals' valid boarding passes, potentially giving them access to restricted airport spaces, warns security expert David Stubley. The flaw in Amadeus travel software has now been fixed.