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RSA Responds to Site-to-User Authentication Study A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about a study that seemed to prove that site-to-user authentication was a broken practice. Well, not surprisingly, the purveyors of such technologies took exception to the notion that their product was ineffective. What follows is a response written by Louie Gasparini, co-CTO of the consumer divisi
More Phishing Phun: Even Experienced Web Users are Becoming Victims You would think that by now almost every user of the Internet would know not to click on links in emails supposedly from financial institutions -- especially a bank that you have never heard of or have never done any business -- and enter your username or password. But as this podcast and article from National Public Radio (NPR) points out, Web-savvy individual
ING Traders Get Powers in Fingertips, Phone Home ING has implemented biometric fingerprint scanning technology on its trading floor workstations. Dutch biometric consultant BioXS developed an integrated solution using matching software from BIO-key International combin
A Spy in the Ernst & Young Advanced Security Center This morning I was invited to the Ernst & Young headquarters in Times Square to tour the firm's Advanced Security Center (ASC). The center, along with a location in Houston, employs a staff of 30 security professionals dedicated to performing assessments of companies' security infrastructure, and focusing on the financial services industry. Through the dually authenticated door-locks and under the concrete lined ceilings of the office were an impre
Site Authentication Method Revealed to Be a Bust The New York Times reports today (free subscription required) that a new joint study out of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that a popular authentication technique is failing its users. Site authentication images - user-chosen images that appear on a Web site when a user logs in to prove the authenticity of the site