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What is strong customer authentication (SCA) under PSD2?

A look at the upcoming EU directive that aims to harmonise online payment protection
2 Sep 2019
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Google: 1.5% of all login attempts use compromised passwords

Report says popular sites like Netflix and a number of government portals are at risk of 'credential stuffing'
16 Aug 2019
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FCA agrees to phased rollout of new EU payment rules

Decision slammed for creating unnecessary confusion among consumers
14 Aug 2019
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G Suite now offers enhanced security for high-risk users

Mandatory FIDO keys and auto-blocking of third-party apps comprise the tougher standards
1 Aug 2019
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Google turns Android phones into 2FA keys for iOS login

FIDO keys touted as the most secure protection against hackers and phishing campaigns
13 Jun 2019
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Security flaw found in Google's Titan Security keys

Google has said it will replace vulnerable Titan Keys for free
16 May 2019
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Apple facing lawsuit because its 2FA is ‘too disruptive'

Californian man accuses the firm of not seeking his consent, and of disrupting access to his personal devices
12 Feb 2019
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“Security concern” forces Reddit to lock users out

Weak password security to blame after the microblogging platform detects a sharp rise in unauthorised account access
11 Jan 2019
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Modlishka tool can allow attackers to bypass 2FA

The reverse proxy 'Modlishka' tool is designed to make phishing attacks as "effective as possible"
9 Jan 2019
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How to make your email hack-proof

How to secure your inbox, enhance your mail and unlock secret codes
13 Sep 2018
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Reddit suffers breach as all data before 2007 is compromised

SMS-based two-factor authentication is "not as secure as we thought" the company admits
2 Aug 2018
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Timehop breach spills 21 million users' data

Lack of two-factor authentication saw usernames, email addresses, social media tokens and 4.7 million phone numbers taken
9 Jul 2018
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UK businesses are 'slow' to adopt two-factor authentication

Businesses admit their password security isn't up to scratch, but vendor says "talk is cheap"
7 Mar 2018
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Why is multi-factor authentication so important?

A password isn’t enough for modern day security – it’s time to layer up
22 Dec 2017
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LastPass simplifies two-factor authentication

One-touch input will encourage users to beef-up their online security
4 Aug 2016
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EU project calls on typing verification tech to stop cheats

Behavioural biometrics software is a capable of identifying users from keyboard strokes
12 Apr 2016
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Mobile

Instagram begins rolling out two-factor authentication

The company will use SMS codes to verify users' identity
17 Feb 2016
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Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords

Forget passwords: Yahoo will send one-time codes to your phone instead
16 Mar 2015
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Apple account security boost in pipeline

Tim Cook reveals plans are afoot to tighten up account security in the wake of this week's celebrity picture leak scandal
5 Sep 2014
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Apple fixes iCloud password security hole

Previously unknown vulnerability let hackers hijack accounts.
25 Mar 2013
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Apple beefs up iCloud security

Two-step verification for Apple ID users on iCloud, App Store and iTunes.
22 Mar 2013
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RSA servers hacked as SecurID data stolen

As RSA has its servers hacked, its two-factor authentication customers will no doubt be highly concerned.
18 Mar 2011
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Security

Tech giants mark Data Privacy Day

Facebook and Google talk up their security efforts on Data Privacy Day.
28 Jan 2011