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Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code
access control / authentication / privileges / managing permissions

CSO  >  Digital identity  >  personal identity / recognition + access authentication / personal data

Taxpayer First Act: Improving identity verification and modernizing the IRS

With citizens' PII at risk, some federal agencies like the IRS are moving away from knowledge-based verification. It's time for them all to follow suit.

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Companies with zero-trust network security move toward biometric authentication

According to new research, more companies are enabling biometric authentication on devices to verify access requests.

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What is biometrics? 10 physical and behavioral identifiers that can be used for authentication

Biometrics are physical or behavioral human characteristics to that can be used to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data. It has the potential to make authentication dramatically faster, easier and...

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12 famous passwords used through the ages

Passwords seem like a recent thing, but they've been in use for a long time. Here are a dozen of the more memorable ones.

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Using a password manager: 7 pros and cons

This veteran security pro feels more secure now that he's using a password manager, but there are still risks.

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Hey Facebook: Quit discouraging people from using 2FA

Facebook is spying on user 2FA phone numbers to target them with ads. A non-trivial percentage of Facebook users will not use two-factor authentication as a result, a net loss to security.

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What is single sign-on? How SSO improves security and the user experience

Single sign-on (SSO) is a centralized session and user authentication service in which one set of login credentials can be used to access multiple applications.

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4 scams that illustrate the one-way authentication problem

These scams rely on tricking consumers into believing they are interacting with a trusted vendor. Here’s how vendors can prevent the scams.

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How to evaluate web authentication methods

Authentication evaluation white paper includes popular and obscure methods and outlines a framework for assessing their security effectiveness.

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What is SAML? How it works and how it enables single sign on

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard defines how providers can offer both authentication and authorization services. Here's what you need to know.

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