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top-9-reasons-to-embrace-two-factor-authentication

Passwords have been around forever and it's starting to show. The next level of authentication security is two-factor authentication. Your ATM card is an example of two-factor authentication: you need both possession of the card and knowledge of the PIN to get cash. There are a number of factors that are pushing two-factor authentication toward a tipping point.

how-much-will-a-breach-cost-you-find-out-online

I'm telling you, this internet thing is something. There is now an online calculator - from a company selling cyber-insurance - to help you estimate the cost of a data breach or identity theft data loss scenario . While I am also impressed with java script, I think their data loss archive needs some work.

visibility-and-pci-security

I'm a fan the PCI security standard from Visa, Mastercard and American Express. It is a tight in all the right ways and loose in the right ways. It tells credit card processors and merchants explicity that they must use two-factor authentication for remote access, but nothing more. If PCI has a problem, it is that it will be too little too late to protect card holder data and stave off regulation. The structure of the credit card industry makes it tough for it to be otherwise. Will making retailers liable for credit card breaches help? I'm not sure.

ftp-and-two-factor-tutorial

We've published another how-to on Howtoforge: How to Secure VSFTP with SSL and Two-factor Authentication

customer-generated-content

I'm extremely pleased with the recent customer growth we've had at WiKID. In particular, I'm pleased with the community that has developed, mostly on the #wikid IRC channel. While the PCI security requirements for merchants and payment processors continue to be a big driver for adoption of two-factor authentication, we see a great variety of deployment scenarios. We've tried to address the innumerable network configurations by writing what I think is a large number of how to add two-factor authentication to... whatever documents.

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