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

Researchers add physical objects into two-factor authentication

As passwords continue to be a problem in today’s modern world, one group of computer researchers is taking a new approach to protecting the web. Researchers from Florida International University and Bloomberg have developed a two-factor authentication solution that depends on physical objects rather than code. We use passwords to unlock sensitive information such as … 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

Microsoft’s first build for Windows 10, Apple adds group to TestFlight, and two-factor authentication for FaceTime and iMessage—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2015

Developers can get their hands on the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. Microsoft has announced the first build is available for Windows Insiders. “This is the earliest publicly available preview we’ve ever done for Windows on phones,” wrote Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, on the company’s blog. “This preview … continue reading

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