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NIST Explains Proposed Ban on SMS for 2FA

A few days after releasing draft authentication guidelines that propose deprecating SMS as a second factor for authentication, NIST officials provided more context on the move, saying it’s a result of advances in attacks and shifts in the threat landscape. Earlier this week, NIST, which sets technical standards for government agencies in the U.S., released […]

More Android Malware Bypassing Mobile Banking 2FA

The kind of features that once were reserved solely for top-shelf malware is becoming standard equipment for mobile malware. The latest must-have feature is the ability to bypass two-factor authentication and it is showing up in more and more malicious apps, especially those that impersonate banking apps. A couple months ago a new version of […]