Security B-Sides Panel Talks Authentication

For years, leaders of the security industry have warned that
passwords have outlived their usefulness. Users pick easy-to-crack
passwords like the name of a dog or a favorite movie. They’re written
on post-it notes and left sticking to the monitor for all to see. Multi-factor
authentication — using more than one form of authentication to verify
the legitimacy of a transaction via smart cards, tokens or biometrics,
for example — is often held up as the alternative; an end to insanity. The reality is far less simple. Read the full article. [CSO]

For years, leaders of the security industry have warned that
passwords have outlived their usefulness. Users pick easy-to-crack
passwords like the name of a dog or a favorite movie. They’re written
on post-it notes and left sticking to the monitor for all to see. Multi-factor
authentication — using more than one form of authentication to verify
the legitimacy of a transaction via smart cards, tokens or biometrics,
for example — is often held up as the alternative; an end to insanity. The reality is far less simple. Read the full article. [CSO]

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