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2-factor authentication may be hackable, expert says

Cybersecurity professionals have advised enabling two-factor to add an extra layer of security — but according to at least one expert, this may not be a silver-bullet. Kevin Mitnick, who was once the FBI’s most wanted hacker and now helps companies defend themselves, found that two factor authentication can be vulnerable.

Full article: 2-factor authentication may be hackable, expert says

WhatsApp working on thumbprint authentication for chats

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature to protect its users’ chats from being seen by others.

The fingerprint authentication feature will be available within the app under a new section. Once you enable the fingerprint feature, your WhatsApp will be completely protected from others to be seen.

Full article: Privacy at your fingertips: WhatsApp working on thumbprint authentication for chats – The Economic Times

How Authentication Must Evolve in the Age of GDPR

In this age of mandatory data breach notifications across the United States, Australia and soon Europe – among other areas of the world – as well as privacy regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and evolving notions of data usage and consent, organizations are facing more authentication challenges than ever.

Source: How Authentication Must Evolve in the Age of GDPR

Beyond passwords: Companies use fingerprints and digital behavior to ID employees

Biometric authentication uses face, fingerprint or iris scans to quickly confirm a person’s identity. You probably already use itap by touching the home button to unlock your phone.

In the workplace, employees are increasingly using biometrics to log in to phones and computers, and to access data stored on those devices and in the cloud.

Source: Beyond passwords: Companies use fingerprints and digital behavior to ID employees – Mar. 18, 2018

Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication

A new login authentication approach could improve the security of current biometric techniques that rely on video or images of users’ faces. Known as Real-Time Captcha, the technique uses a unique ‘challenge’ that’s easy for humans — but difficult for attackers who may be using machine learning and image generation software to spoof legitimate users.

Source: Real-time Captcha technique improves biometric authentication — ScienceDaily

Behavioral biometrics: the future of online authentication

Biometric authentication – using the unique attributes of the human body to prove an individual’s identity – has become increasingly common in recent years. Around the world, millions of people have become accustomed to using their fingerprints, eyes and faces in particular to authenticate themselves when making payments, traveling through airports and even voting in national elections.

Source: Behavioral biometrics: the future of online authentication

A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web

Two-factor authentication (or 2FA) is one of the biggest-bang-for-your-buck ways to improve the security of your online accounts. Luckily, it’s becoming much more common across the web. With often just a few clicks in a given account’s settings, 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts on top of your password.

Source: A Guide to Common Types of Two-Factor Authentication on the Web | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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