Two-Factor Authentication with Background Noise: Is It Safe or Not
Oct30

Two-Factor Authentication with Background Noise: Is It Safe or Not

The term two-factor authentication is known for the majority of active users of the Internet. It is available on a variety of well-established websites conducting the work with the data of users: in social networks, email services, online banking.  But unfortunately, not all the users use the benefits of this type of authentication. The most frequently this occurs because of some inconvenience with the standard 2FA procedure. The main...

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Smart Identification or How to Make 2FA More Convenient for Users
Oct29

Smart Identification or How to Make 2FA More Convenient for Users

It may seem that each of us is interested in protecting his/her confidential data (passwords, payment cards, addresses, and other personal information) from becoming the public domain on the web. Especially from people who are looking for such information for fraudulent purposes in order to inflict moral or material damage deliberately. The ways to avoid the invasion into privacy are already known. One of the most accessible ways is a...

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Out-of-Band Authentication
Oct27

Out-of-Band Authentication

Out-of-band authentication (OOB) is one of the most popular types of two-factor authentication in the financial sector. It presupposes sending the one-time password to the user via a communication channel other than the main one, which is used for transactions on the Internet. Most often, during the OOB authentication, the OTP (One Time Password) is sent to the clients in the form of a text message via SMS or email and the company...

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Microsoft Patents Hard-to-Mimic Gesture-Based Authentication
Oct21

Microsoft Patents Hard-to-Mimic Gesture-Based Authentication

It’s hard to imagine the modern rhythm of everyday life without gadgets, to which we are so accustomed. The first computer could perform only a limited number of functions. Its length was about 17 meters, the height of more than 2.5 meters, it weighed 4.5 tons and covered an area of several dozen square meters. Half a century later multifunctional gadgets became a thousand times smaller in size and instantly perform tasks that...

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Information Security – the Aspect You Should Not Save On
Oct19

Information Security – the Aspect You Should Not Save On

Not so much time has passed since the meaning of the word «computer» was familiar only to employees of certain research laboratories and information security was a concern of special services. But those days are gone. Information technologies have drastically changed our lives. Using a computer, we have a rest, make friends, work, and do shopping. Very often the cost of convenience to do a lot of things, without getting up from a...

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