Posts tagged 'security'

U2F Hardware Security Keys

Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) hardware security keys and multi-factor authentication (MFA) combine to provide strong security and good usability — the best of both worlds.

Multi-Factor Authentication, Phones, and SMS

Most implementations of multi-factor authentication (MFA), also known as two-factor authentication (2FA), rely on sending codes via SMS text messages or phone calls. There are serious problems with this approach.

Don’t Make Your Own Two-Factor Authentication App

Multi-factor authentication can be poorly implemented in a multitude of ways, and one of those ways is to ship a custom branded authentication app.

Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices

Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA), comes in many flavors. But not all are created equal. Best practices should involve at least two selections from this list: FIDO U2F hardware keys, one-time passwords (OTP), and recovery codes.