PINDROP BLOG

Category: Authentication

May 13, 2019
Authentication Myths | Knowledge Based Authentication Works
To be fair, there was a point in time where knowledge based authentication questions (KBAs) were an effective form of identification. But that time is gone. It’s likely that more personal information about each and every one of us is available on the web than anytime before in history, and the growing amount of cybersecurity…
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May 6, 2019
Authentication Myths | Keeping the Bad Guys Out
Sorry folks, authentication solutions won’t keep all the bad guys out. Authentication solutions allow the good guys to be identified – but that doesn’t mean everyone else is a bad guy.    A lot of enterprises deploy a call center authentication solution designed to ‘whitelist’ the good guys, and ‘blacklist’ all the bad actors who…
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May 1, 2019
Authentication Myths | The Truth About Voice Biometrics
Voice biometrics create an impenetrable obstacle for fraudsters. Fact or fiction? The answer to this may seem obvious – fiction. However, claims like voice biometrics software being able to tell the difference between identical twins or detect a professional voice imitator persist even though both have been disproven. In May of 2017, a BBC researcher…
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April 26, 2019
Authentication Myths | Do You Know What You’re Dealing With?
Today, a battle wages between what is fake and what is real. This warfare has extended into our day-to-day use of technology as we begin to understand how this technology can fool not only our ears, but also our eyes. And because of this, the stakes have never been higher for security methods surrounding identity…
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March 25, 2019
The Madness of March | Will Your Authentication Solution Stand Up?
Each year in the spring, the NCAA holds a basketball tournament which is divided into brackets, and ultimately brings together two teams to compete in the National Championship – ending with a winner. Early on, viewers were invited to fill out a bracket of their own, in attempts to correctly predict the outcome of the…
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March 8, 2019
Natural Communication | The Latest Consumer Interface
From the first computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, to the advent of smartphones, consumers have always been at the forefront of changes and arrivals of interfaces and popular technology. Computers were characterized by the creation of passwords and PINs to keep track of accounts, logins, and access…
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February 13, 2019
Voice | A Password Close To Your Heart
Examining the evolution of technology, we have been caught in a trend moving toward natural conversations. The start of this timeline begins with computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, whether that was through the first emails or internet searches. Bound to the hardwired interface in computers was typing…
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October 17, 2018
Privacy and Permissions | Google+
With Google making headlines about the privacy of apps and the breaking news of the Facebook data breach earlier this year, it has become clear that the apps on our phones are now holding, and disseminating, large amounts of data and are doing so most of the time. More often than not, we as consumers…
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October 3, 2018
The Future of Voice, Fraud, and the Impact to CX | A Recap
Voice is growing out of the call center, out of your telephone and is growing into the next interface. In previous years, we have released fraud reports revolving around the call center, but with the expansion of voice, and the fraud that follows, we have shifted our perspective to voice intelligence – after all, voice…
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August 29, 2018
A [Female] Voice of Concern
The number of people using digital assistants are growing by the day, and the increasing popularity has led to predictions of as many as 75% of US households owning smart speakers by 2020 according to Gartner. Within this expansive growth, there are several brands of assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana, taking…
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