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Baltimore Police to use fingerprint scanning to combat overtime fraud

In light of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force scandal, the police will use fingerprint scans to clock in and out of work.

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Salted Hash Ep 12: Zero trust networks and other things that caught our attention in 2017

This week's episode of Salted Hash is the last one for 2017, so we're closing out the year by talking about security wins, and the incidents that held the attention of our panel. Steve is joined by Akamai's Dave Lewis, Andy Ellis and...

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Abuse: a new category of threat

There are many different ways for users to abuse accounts, the solutions to which rack up costs and create drag on internal resources. And some fixes may cause more problems than they solve.

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Security myths: modern federation is enough

What exactly is federation and what does it have to do with single sign-on?

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DMARC is now an essential part of internet security

Email encryption and authentication standards like DMARC and STARTTLS are becoming essential for closing security gaps.

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3 advanced prevention technologies expected to grow in 2018

New advanced protection technologies will help organizations decrease the attack surface and simplify security operations.

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What is two-factor authentication (2FA)? How to enable it and why you should

With Google, Facebook, Instagram, or your own internal accounts, 2FA provides an extra layer of protection that helps keep hackers out.

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Decentralized biometric authentication reshapes mobile payments

Once trust is lost, it’s extremely hard to get it back.

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Multi-factor authentication needs a little Goldilocks

Companies cannot apply multi-factor authentication to everything a user does.

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Ready for more secure authentication? Try these password alternatives and enhancements

Password-only authentication is dead. Combine passwords with multifactor authentication, social login, biometrics, or risk-based authentication to better protect users and your reputation.

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How hackers crack passwords and why you can't stop them

Password crackers have access to more stolen passwords and better password hacking software and tools than ever before.

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Are you giving useful advice?

If you can’t measure it, it’s not actionable. If it’s not actionable, it’s not useful. And if it’s not useful, is it actually advice?

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Security Myths: Users hate multifactor authentication

Just stop bludgeoning them with multifactor authentication (MFA).

A look into authentication for the day after passwords

How enterprises can take new steps in two-factor authentication (and finally kill passwords)

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Airport security to include face-scanning fish in virtual aquarium tunnel

Say good-bye to airport security lines, and say hello to Smart Tunnels. Dubai airport to use biometric-scanning tunnels for passport control.

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What is SAML, what is it used for and how does it work?

The Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard defines how providers can offer both authentication and authorization services. Here's what you need to know.

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Switch from Yahoo Mail to Gmail, and turn your phone into a physical key

Yahoo suffered the world's biggest hack on 3 billion users. If you still use Yahoo Mail, follow these steps to switch to Gmail — the safest choice for personal email.

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The time for convergence Is now

Until today, anti-fraud, security and authentication activities in organizations have operated as largely-separate domains, with IT ops even more separated, in most cases. It won't be easy, but convergences is going to happen, and...

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