Read all about the best Multi Factor Authentication methods on the Octopusblog. Learn about the best authentication techniques for different operating systems, the flaws of single-sign-on, and the most up-to-date technologies for multi-factor, such as SMS, and push notifications.

Tackling the PCI’s New Authentication Regulations

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

The latest standards governing the world of digital payments have come into effect. On 1 February 2018, the new Data Security Standards of the Payment Card Industry’s (PCI) Council, or PCI DSS, came into effect. These new standards upgraded many protocols that used to be merely “best practices”, to full requirements. The updated PCI DSS is a significant shift from earlier [...]

Blockchain Vulnerability to Man-in-the-middle Attacks

By |April 11th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Early February this year, researchers found a Man-in-the-middle (MITM) vulnerability in the popular Ledger hardware crypto wallet application that allowed hackers to redirect victims’ funds to their own wallets by changing the destination address of cryptocurrency transactions. The news came as a disappointment to users who considered hardware wallets such as Ledger as the most secure way to store their digital [...]

What Will Authentication Look Like in 2018

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Among the many cybersecurity lessons we learned in 2017, the vulnerability of plain passwords was a recurring one. Every year, millions of usernames and passwords are stolen and sold in dark web markets, and as a result, many unsuspecting users fall victim to data theft, social engineering scams, identity theft and other cyber attacks. In this regard, 2017 was no different. [...]

Finding the Best Mobile Authentication Solution for your Enterprise

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

In the rapidly growing industry of advanced authentication, mobile solutions play a central role. Mobile apps for authentication have growing in popularity for quite some time. Researchers at Gartner predicted in 2017 that the majority of users would implement some form of mobile authentication in the coming years. Two important factors are driving this trend. First is from the security angle. [...]

What is the Total Cost of Deploying Multi Factor Authentication for your Business?

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Ask any security expert how you should protect your employees against hackers, and one of the first things they’ll tell you is to setup two-factor or multifactor authentication (2FA/MFA) for your online services and business applications. And they’re right. 2FA/MFA will protect your business’s sensitive data and resources against a host of cyberattacks and security incidents, including phishing scams, data breaches, [...]

What you need to know about password vulnerabilities (Pt. 2)

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

In our last post, we delved into how threats from the outside capitalize on common password vulnerabilities. No matter how well an enterprise is strengthened against external dangers, passwords will still present security threats that emanate from the inside. Here’s the breakdown of common password vulnerabilities: Simple passwords - Weak Passwords Risk As computing power becomes increasingly available at affordable prices, [...]

The Future of Multi Factor Authentication

By |January 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton received a serious blow from a series of leaks coming from the email account of her campaign chairman John Podesta. Hackers were able to access the contents of Podesta’s account by staging a successful phishing attack and stealing his credentials.pass Podesta is one of the millions of people [...]

Why your corporate VPN needs two-factor authentication (2FA)

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are hugely popular among companies and organizations that want to give their employees remote access to their private servers. By creating secure connections between remote nodes and your servers, VPNs solve some very important problems, such as preventing hackers from finding and breaking into your servers while enabling your employees to securely access their corporate files and [...]

Multi Factor Authentication with Office 365

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Office 365 is one of the most popular sets of subscription suites for productivity software used at the corporate level. The compatibility to a wide spectrum of operating systems and the variety of programs available on Office, make it an obvious choices for many medium size to large businesses. Weak Links in the Chain Office comes with its vulnerabilities, however. The [...]

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