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fdic-starts-push-for-two-factor-authentication

The FDIC held a symposium in LA where they released a supplement to their study "Putting an End to Account-Hijacking Theft." According the ABA eAlert, there is a strong push for two-factor authentication:

authentication-article-on-searchsoftwarequality

I forgot to mention that I have an article up on SearchSoftwareQuality: Stronger authentication needed for Web applications. Here's the gist:

In this article we consider three authentication processes in a typical complex Web application that requires security, such as online banking or brokerage transactions:

expresspay-now-at-mcdonalds-expect-more-fraud

I've always wondered why you could buy gas with a credit card without needing a PIN number. It would seem to me that adding a PIN to purchases where the user does the swiping would eliminate 90% of stolen credit card purchases.

etrade-to-deploy-rsa-tokens-but-does-it-stop

ETrade announced that they would be offering RSA SecurID key fob tokens to account holders with more than $50,000 in assets.

another-plug-for-strong-authentication

A great analogy: strong authentication is like Penicillin for your network security

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