AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon team up to develop mobile authentication solution

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, mobile users are faced with the challenge of managing dozens of difficult-to-remember passwords for many applications. Even with the best user practices, hackers can social engineer passwords from users, leaving consumers and enterprises… … PR Newswire: Wireless Communications

Computer Hardware

iCloud security: How (and why) to enable two-factor authentication

Given that so many of the details of our digital lives are either with us (on our smartphones) or easily accessible (via the web), you should be doing everything you can to protect that information and data. On iPhones and iPads, data is largely kept in a vault, sealed behind strong encryption and (hopefully) a […]

Samsung to Adopt 3D Touch for their Upcoming Note 8 and Passing on Under Display User Authentication

Samsung to Adopt 3D Touch for their Upcoming Note 8 and Passing on Under Display User Authentication This is likely why Samsung has passed on using their solution. Samsung Electronics had reportedly attempted to adopt the on-screen fingerprint solution for its flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone earlier this year, but halted the development due to technological […]

Software

Apple Migrating iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra Users With Two-Step Verification to Two-Factor Authentication

Apple recently emailed Apple ID users with two-step verification enabled to inform them that, upon installing iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra, they will be automatically updated to its newer two-factor authentication method. Apple introduced two-factor authentication in 2015 as an improved version of its two-step verification method for securing an Apple ID account with […]

Dropbox To Support Intel Kaby Lake U2F Authentication, But It’s No Security Panacea

Dropbox To Support Intel Kaby Lake U2F Authentication, But It’s No Security Panacea Dropbox announced that it will support the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) second-factor authentication protocol on computers that use Intel’s Kaby Lake chips. Dropbox had already enabled support for U2F “security keys,” but this solution is meant to be … Read more on […]