We’ve always understood security and usability to have an inverse relationship. Passwords are fundamentally flawed. They offer the worst of both worlds – poor usability and poor security. But what if I told you that by letting go of passwords we can finally make usability and security work together, not against each other?
Cybersecurity officials in Bulgaria revealed news of a massive hack that hit government databases. According to reports, records of more than five million Bulgarians were stolen by hackers from the country's tax revenue office. In a country with a population of just seven million, the scale of the hack means that basically, every Bulgarian adult has had their personal information compromised. [...]
Project Zero has recently disclosed that a security vulnerability left some of LastPass 16 million users exposed to the risk of credential compromise. In an ironic twist, LastPass, the supposedly secure gatekeeper of passwords, could leak the last password used to any website visited. The vulnerability has since been patched, but maybe it is time we asked ourselves, why the heck [...]
Two factor authentication is all the rage right now. Consumers and business users alike are encouraged to use 2FA. It is often heralded as the ultimate solution to protect us against the dangers of identity theft and corporate data breaches. Don’t get me wrong, 2FA is immensely better than a primitive login, but it is still not all that it is made out to be. Here is the deal: passwords are fundamentally unsafe. As long as passwords stay in the mix, defending accounts with additional layers of security (no matter how robust ) is a band-aid solution at best.
Company joins FIDO Alliance, receives FIDO2 certification for industry-leading enterprise authentication solution TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 24, 2019 / Secret Double Octopus, the pioneer of Passwordless Enterprise Authentication, announced today that it has received FIDO2 certification for its Octopus Authentication Server v4.0, including support for Active Directory on-premises. FIDO2 is a set of standards that enables easy and secure logins to websites [...]
Just because you don’t have to pay anything extra to buy this common form of authentication, it doesn’t mean that passwords are free. Far from it, quite often passwords end up costing enterprises much more than what they have bargained for. Although the cost of passwords rarely comes up in management meetings, authenticating identity using passwords is a significant expense for [...]
Tel Aviv, Israel, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Secret Double Octopus, the pioneer of Passwordless Enterprise Authentication, today announced the appointment of Ryder Gaston as Executive Vice President of Sales America. Gaston's appointment coincides with a period of rapid growth and continued customer acquisition at Secret Double Octopus, including some of the world's largest multi-nationals, such as United Technologies Corporation. Earlier this year, the company announced [...]
At the recent Usenix Security Conference, researchers at Google and Stanford revealed new statistics and insights that show the poor state of password security, and how credential stuffing remains an ever-present threat to the current account security landscape. While the researches provide good information on password insecurity, their guidelines fall short of providing a permanent solution to protect individuals and organizations [...]