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The blogosphere is alive with talk about the FFEIC's guidance requiring stronger authentication for online banking. Inevitablty, someone says how useless better authentication is when PCs are so insecure.

google-apps-and-two-factor-authentication

We previously announced our proof-of-concept for adding two-factor authentication to Google Apps. We have published How to add two-factor authentication to Google Apps over on Howtoforge. Check it out.

google-research-on-strong-authentication

Ben Laurie and Eric Sachs from Google's security team have published an article on the Usability of Stronger Authentication Options. This is a very interesting document and it's great to see the large internet players focus on security. Unfortunately, in their list of strong authentication methods they do not include software tokens, which seems to me to be a pretty big oversight. Of course, I'm a bit biased. Here are my thoughts on Ben & Eric's concerns:

happy-halloween-wikid-releases-https-mutual

Happy Halloween!

hsbc-accuses-competitors-of-competing

From ZDNet UK:

Speaking at the Gartner IT Security Summit 2006, Brendan Pickering, group head of fraud technology at HSBC, accused rival banks of getting into an "arms race" approach to authentication.
What is next? Lowering interest rates to gain market share? Having people in a branch? Advertising? Where will it stop?

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