Topic: passwords

WebAuthn becomes an official recommended web standard

The Internet is one step closer to a passwordless future. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), along with the FIDO Alliance, announced that Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification is now a web standard. WebAuthn is a core component of the FIDO Alliance’s FIDO 2 set of specifications, which aims to provide easier authentication services to mobile … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CSHTML5 1.1, Dialogflow updates and Yubico’s mobile SDK for iOS developers

The first stable release of C#/XAML for HTML5 1.1 is now available. According to the team, the release signals CSHTML5 as a final product that will get regular updates. CSHTML5 enables developers to create HTML5 apps with C#, XAML and Visual Studio. The release features bug fixes as well as new improvements including support for … continue reading

RSA 2018: AI-powered threat management from IBM, container support for McAfee Cloud Workload, and Yubico’s new passwordless solution

Security matters now. That is the theme at this year’s RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. “There is an urgency and pressure being felt now more than at any time over the last few years. Whether you are looking at national or local politics or the pressures of your company’s board room … continue reading

FIDO Alliance and W3C announce stronger web authentication standard

The FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have reached a major milestone in their effort towards bringing stronger and simpler web authentication to users globally. The organizations have announced the  Web Authentication (WebAuthn) standard is advancing to the Candidate Recommendation stage, the last step before the final approval of a web standard. … continue reading

Hologram announces multi-factor authentication solution for IoT devices

Hologram, a software defined cell network for IoT, has announced a multi-factor authentication solution for connected devices. Multi-factor authentication means that a user needs to confirm their identity in addition to providing a password, such as a passcode sent to their phone. While a majority of the Internet already participates in existing multi-factor authentication, Hologram … continue reading

Have I been Pwned? PyTorch v0.2.0, and new vulnerability data from Netsparker — SD Times news digest: August 7, 2017

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and security guru, released 320 million freely downloadable “Pwned Passwords” to shed light on how many real-world passwords have been exposed in data breaches. The service was created after NIST released guidance recommending that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. “My hope is that an easily accessible … continue reading

SecureLogin Authentication Protocol 1.0, GDB 8.0, Boundless Suite 4.10, Audioburst audio API released — SD Times news digest: June 5, 2017

A new decentralized authentication protocol for websites and apps has been released. The SecureLogin Authentication Protocol 1.0 is a password replacement that does not believe in giving third parties access to log into your account from anywhere. The solution aims to solve password reuse, usability, central authority, man-in-the-middle, and malware. “Classic passwords/2FA are poorly designed, … continue reading

Addressing the ‘enemy within’ with best security practices

Though many in IT focus on external threats, I believe that the ‘enemy within’ may be just as damaging. Addressing the human element, both malicious and unintentional, may generate some of the greatest returns on security investment. Counter to conventional wisdom, the majority of breaches are not due to malicious intent.  According to Ponemon, 52% … continue reading

Passwords

Researchers deliver new password solution, Progress Sitefinity 10, and Dell Technologies Capital — SD Times news digest: May 9, 2017

As an effort to help users create secure passwords, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago have developed a new solution that provides password advice. The new password meter not only tells users in real time whether or not their password is good, but it offers feedback and advice on how the … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Make passwords a priority for World Password Day

We’ve heard it all before. Don’t reuse passwords. Don’t use easy-to-guess passwords. Don’t give away your passwords. Sound familiar? These tips are crucial to protecting user data and information, but it still seems like app and website users are not “getting it.” In honor of World Password Day, we thought it was time to revisit … continue reading

GitHub adds new two-factor lockout recovery features

GitHub wants to make it easier for users to get back into their accounts after they get locked out. The company announced users can now connect their Facebook accounts with their GitHub accounts. “This will help us recover your account for certain two-factor authentication lockout scenarios,” wrote Neil Matatall, GitHub employee, in a blog post. … continue reading

ClojureScript release brings in new features, XebiaLabs updates enterprise DevOps platform, and Fitbit to cut 6% of staff—SD Times news digest: Jan. 30, 2017

Google sent out an e-mail late last week letting people know that ClojureScript, the Clojure compiler that emits JavaScript source code, has a feature release that includes externs inference and comprehensive JavaScript module support. The release includes externs inference, which “should greatly ease the integration of third-party JavaScript libraries incompatible with Google Clojure advanced compilation,” … continue reading

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