two factor authentication
Does Two Factor Authentication Actually Weaken Security?
This article flies in the face of general consensus. As you're here, you either share this view or you're questioning my sanity and/or logic. Adoption Rates Ultimately, the success of any new technology hinges on the end-user. Trouble is, 2FA isn't new... we've used it in various contexts since
The difference between two-factor and two-step authentication.
No lengthy article this time folks, just a flow diagram to demonstrate the differences between two-factor authentication and two-step verification. (full size) Why isn't an OTP via SMS a 2nd factor? At first glance, the mobile phone appears to be "something we have" (one of 3 factors necessary
Password Managers: Facts, Fallacies & FUD
Ah, passwords. The thought of choosing, remembering and inevitably resetting them is enough to make your blood boil. As a fundamental part of our digital lives and despite several reports claiming they're dead, our dependence on them shows little sign of slowing. A password manager is a great way to
Bank & Mobile Network Security: For want of a nail...
Ever since publishing a "two factor authentication vs two step verification" article in 2014, I've been waiting for an opportunity to irrefutably demonstrate the difference. Note: This article is very much a "work in progress" as until both exploits are patched, I can't provide any technical