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Windows 7: 2-Factor Authentication Falling Short for Security.

15 Dec 2009   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
2-Factor Authentication Falling Short for Security.

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In a new report, Gartner points out where strong two-factor authentication is falling short when it comes to preventing fraud and online attacks. According to the firm, businesses need to makes some changes.
Strong two-factor authentication is falling short, and businesses need to take notice, according to a report from Gartner.
In a new report, "Where Strong Authentication Fails and What You Can Do About It," Gartner analyst Avivah Litan contends that Trojan-based, man-in-the-browser attacks are circumventing strong two-factor authentication and proving that any authentication method that relies on browser communications can be defeated. This includes chip cards and biometric technologies.
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2-Factor Authentication Falling Short for Security, Gartner Says - Security from eWeek


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