Passwords in 2021 and the need to implement mass 2FA solutions
User name and password alone can no longer be considered to be enough, however most organizations still won't provide a 2FA solution or they limit its use to a small group of users.
Microsoft urges users to stop using call & SMS-based multi-factor authentication
Microsoft is urging users to abandon telephone-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions like one-time codes sent via SMS and voice calls and instead replace them with newer MFA technologies, like app-based authenticators, according to Alex Weinert, Director of Identity Security at Microsoft.
You Should Probably Change Your Password!
Because sometimes humor is the best way to convey complex ideas, comedian Michael McIntyre explains the difficulties, and the unintended risks, of leaving all your security at the mercy of passwords and trying to force your users into choosing strong ones.
Mass adoption of 2FA
Our co-founder, Rodrigo Guirado, presented at the XI CIGRAS event, organized by the ISACA Montevideo Chapter, his talk on how organizations should carefully consider the current risks and the requirements of a good 2FA solution that can be massively deployed.
The 773 Million Record "Collection #1" Data Breach
The publication of large user credential databases taken from compromised sites and the reuse of those passwords by their users is one of the main security risks that could be mitigated by implementing a 2FA solution. One of these incidents alone revealed more than 1 billion combinations of emails and passwords, as explained by Troy Hunt, one of the foremost researchers in this field.