PINDROP BLOG

Category: Authentication

December 29, 2015
Payment Card Protocols Wide Open to Fraud
Researchers have discovered serious security vulnerabilities in a pair of protocols used by software in some point-of-sale terminals, bugs that could lead to easy theft of money from customers or retailers. The vulnerabilities lie in two separate protocols that are used in PoS systems, mainly in Germany, but also in some other European countries. Karsten Nohl, a…
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December 23, 2015
Google Testing New Account Authentication System
Authentication is one of the tougher problems in security, and a lot of companies have thrown a lot of money at it for a long time. Google is one of those companies, and the company is testing a new scheme that allows users to access their accounts without using a password. The system relies on…
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December 18, 2015
On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin
In the premiere episode of the On the Wire podcast, Dennis Fisher talks with Jessy Irwin of 1Password about the state of authentication on the Internet, why it’s so difficult to use passwords securely, whether passwords will ever go away completely, and the difficulty of educating users about security. Podcast music by Chris Gonsalves and…
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December 3, 2015
Your Voice Is Not Your Own
The security industry has been trying to replace usernames and passwords since, well, forever, and with little success. The rush to employ biometrics has produced plenty of options, some of which can be defeated by Gummy bears, and no clear winner. Voice recognition recently has emerged as one of the leaders in the clubhouse in…
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