Filed under: Authentication Security, Authentication Trends, Data Security, PortalGuard
After the very public breach of the Apple ID recently many authentication practices have been brought into question. This recent article from the Atlantic, discusses how one of Apple’s authentication mechanisms really doesn’t do much to stop hackers. These questions were completely avoided by the hackers hacking Apple, but when in place they can still be vulnerable as the answers, such as what is your pet’s name, can be found on many social media sites. The article does go on to suggest ways to strengthen those security questions. Read More…
I also did further research and found two more supporting articles (linked below). So I guess I’ll pose this question…what are the alternatives? Which alternative do you think is the most effective?
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