SamSam Ransomware: The Enemy of Weak Passwords

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: Articles|

In recent years ransomware attacks have become a rampant threat. 2017 saw some of the most destructive waves of ransomware attacks across the world. The most notable of these attacks was the WannaCry outbreak in May, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries in the span of a few days. A month later, the NotPetya ransomware [...]

Before you Get a Physical Security Token – What you Need to Know

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |

Last week Google announced that it will create its own physical universal second-factor authenticator that leverages the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online). FIDO was designed to put an end to the tradeoff between fast, easy access on the one hand, and robust authentication security on the other. With the authentication scheme growing in popularity, several tech manufacturers like Yubico and Feitian [...]

Using Social Networks as an Identity Provider

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

One of the major innovations in authentication today has come through harnessing our social accounts as identity providers. Utilizing our social applications to confirm our identities has certainly streamlined access to tools and services. Data has shown that nearly all users have at one point encountered a social login option, and about half use them regularly. The question is: what is [...]

The Quantum Meltdown of Encryption

By |July 22nd, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Published at TechCrunch on Jul 22, 2018 by Shlomi Dolev The world stands at the cusp of one of the greatest breakthroughs in information technology. Huge leaps forward in all fields of computer science, from data analysis to machine learning, will result from this breakthrough. But like all of man’s technological achievements, from the combustion engine to nuclear power, harnessing quantum comes with [...]

Windows Hello for Business – Review

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

Just a few years ago, biometric logins were the stuff of science fiction and technophiles. Today, the market has produced a slew of tools that have made biometrics available for the common user. Microsoft’s biometric solution, Windows Hello for Business (WHB), is one of the industries most successful platforms designed for enterprise-wide use. Let’s start with the basics: What Does it [...]

Passwordless Authentication Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2)

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

As more and more people become aware of the vulnerabilities of passwords, there’s an increasing interest in deploying passwordless authentication in the networks and services of organizations and businesses. However, one of the problems that most organizations face is that the software they use has been designed to work with passwords with default. In the past months, we’ve received plenty of [...]

Passwordless Authentication Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1)

By |July 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

Being in the industry of authentication, we get quite a lot of questions on the topic, especially on how to get rid of passwords while maintaining a high level of assurance. To make access to this information a bit easier, we decided to put out a blog series with answers to the most commonly asked questions. Here’s the rundown of ongoing [...]

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