Last Updated on 14 November 2023 by Daniel There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to the question of which Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method is the most secure, as it depends on various factors and the specific use case. However, I can provide information on some common 2FA methods and their characteristics: It’s important to note that… Continue reading Which is the most secure Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) enhances security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of authentication before granting access to an account or system. There are several types of MFA methods, each offering different layers of security. Some common types of MFA include: Something You Know (Knowledge): Password: This is the most common form of authentication. Users… Continue reading What are the types of Multi-Factor Authentication?
Last Updated on 29 October 2023 by Daniel Securing website authentication is critical for protecting user accounts and sensitive data. There are several methods and best practices to enhance website authentication security: Remember that security is an ongoing process. Keep your systems and practices up to date with the latest security standards and adapt to… Continue reading What are the methods to secure website authentication?
Last Updated on 2 October 2023 by Daniel Jeff Inglis, The Conversation Editor’s note: the following is roundup of previously published articles. Passwords are everywhere – and they present an impossible puzzle. Social media profiles, financial records, personal correspondence and vital work documents are all protected by passwords. To keep all that information safe, the… Continue reading Using truly secure passwords: 6 essential reads
Last Updated on 28 August 2023 by Daniel Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security mechanism that requires users to provide two different authentication factors to verify their identity. These factors typically fall into three categories: something you know, something you have, and something you are. Here are the different types of 2FA based on these… Continue reading What are different types of 2FA?
Last Updated on 23 August 2023 by Daniel Hackers use various techniques to steal passwords, and their methods can range from sophisticated technical exploits to social engineering tactics. Here are some common methods hackers use to steal passwords: To protect yourself from these methods, follow best practices: Remember that while technology can help, user awareness… Continue reading How do hackers steal passwords?
Hackers employ various techniques to bypass or circumvent CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) systems. Although CAPTCHA is designed to distinguish humans from automated bots, hackers have developed sophisticated methods to overcome these challenges. Here are a few techniques they might use: It’s important to note that while hackers… Continue reading How Do Hackers Circumvent Captcha?
A rainbow table is a precomputed table of hash values that are used to quickly reverse cryptographic hash functions. It is a form of a lookup table that allows for the rapid recovery of plaintext passwords from their hashed counterparts. In cryptography, a hash function takes an input (such as a password) and produces a… Continue reading What is a Rainbow Table, and How Do You Protect Yourself?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security measure that adds an additional layer of protection to your online accounts. While there are several alternatives to traditional 2FA methods, it’s important to note that the effectiveness of these alternatives may vary in terms of security and convenience. Here are some alternatives to consider: It’s important to note… Continue reading What are the Alternatives to 2FA