Posts Tagged ‘two factor authentication’

Here we go again

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Posted on 22nd May 2014 by in Enterprise

It’s happened again, this time to “The World’s Online Marketplace” – eBay. The online auction giant announced yesterday that a database, holding the personal details of up to 223 million users, was hacked. Ebay has asked 128 million users to change their account passwords in the wake of the breach.  The cybercriminals were able to […]

Gemalto and Red Hat: securing future open source innovation

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Posted on 1st May 2014 by in Corporate

Open source security has been high on the news agenda in recent weeks, after the Heartbleed vulnerability found in the OpenSSL protocol called into question the safety of millions of websites from across the web in early April. While the fallout from this vulnerability may not appear to be as great as many predicted, the […]

Should your “friend” social login for your business? Visit us at RSA Conference to find out.

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Posted on 20th Feb 2014 by in Enterprise

Here’s a familiar scenario: I hear about a great website/service that interests me.  It’s free, but I have to create an account to use the service. I’m not sure I’m going to keep using the service, so I hesitate to set up an account. Then I notice that I can login using my LinkedIn profile, […]

Facebook is 10 today – how much has changed since 2004?

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Posted on 4th Feb 2014 by in Corporate

As Facebook turned ten years old today, it occurred to me that one out of every six people on the planet now has a Facebook profile. Facebook is now reported to have more than 1.2 billion users out of the world’s 7.2 billion people. This achievement is stunning, particularly when one considers that this ‘social […]

What two-factor authentication could mean for Twitter

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Posted on 30th May 2013 by in Enterprise

Yesterday’s announcement from Twitter that it will be adopting a mobile phone-based system of two-factor authentication feels like a landmark of sorts. This is not because it is a ground-breaking use of technology: Gmail, Facebook, Outlook and Hotmail are all employing similar systems and have done so for some time, while online banking has used […]

They may take our lives, but they will never take… our drivers

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Posted on 26th Apr 2013 by in Enterprise

xkcd’s 1200th cartoon, published last week, was another brilliantly satirical look on the way most of us approach security on our laptop: It reminded me of Mel Gibson’s immortal line in the film, Braveheart: “They may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom.” Freedom was the most important thing to the Scots, […]

Enterprise security – a German perspective

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Posted on 28th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise

As part of our series looking at CIO views on security we are also interested in different country attitudes to IT security. As a global organization with offices worldwide, we know only too well how different nationalities and cultures bring a wealth of opinion, experience and perspectives to the table. So, let’s take a look […]

America – the land of the free?

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Posted on 19th Dec 2012 by in Enterprise

If you’ve been following our recent CIO series on the Gemalto blog you may be wondering how the US fares when it comes to enterprise security. In comparison with the UK, France, Germany and the Nordics, the US establishes itself as a land of caution, influenced by the lessons learned from recent security breaches around […]

Multi-factor authentication – protect your digital life

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2012 by in Enterprise

Wired’s Mat Honan recently had his ‘digital life’ destroyed when his Google, Twitter and Apple accounts were all compromised. The story spread like wildfire across the internet as an example of how seemingly small security lapses can leave every one of your online properties at risk. You can read about Mat’s experiences via the link […]

Can a website tell you when it’s time to change your password?

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Posted on 20th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

This week has seen yet another study highlighting the inherent dangers of securing your personal information with just a password. According to research from Experian, the average internet user in the UK has just five different passwords, despite having 26 different online accounts. Indeed, a quarter use just one password for most of their logins. […]