SMS Authentication: All Pros and Cons Explained
Jul18

SMS Authentication: All Pros and Cons Explained

It’s delightful to see that more and more websites, apps and services employ MFA and even make this type of log-in protection a mandatory feature. What makes us a bit concerned, is that a huge portion of those websites still opt for SMS 2fa. Despite the facts that SMS verification has too many limitations and has been proven to be a lot less secure as any other two-factor authentication method. In fact, NIST (the National Institute of...

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PayPal Two-Factor Authentication with Hardware Security Key
Jul09

PayPal Two-Factor Authentication with Hardware Security Key

PayPal two-factor authentication became available to users in far 2007. Everybody wishing to protect their PayPal login could order a $5 security token directly from their account. Unfortunately, later the company discontinued the use of its own hardware tokens in favor of SMS-based authentication, decreasing PayPal security considerably. But the situation with PayPal two-factor authentication is changing once again, for the better...

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How to Get Protected from RFID Credit Card Fraud
Jul08

How to Get Protected from RFID Credit Card Fraud

Remote stealing of money from bank cards embedded with RFID chips, which is also called an RFID credit card fraud, is quite common for all countries where people use RFID cards, especially for the US and Europe.  Let’s try to figure out how this happens and what should you do to protect yourself from such attacks. The RFID technology simplifies the process of cashless payments and is used by international payment systems...

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