Tag: 2fa

Federal, Policy

Biden signs executive order to strengthen US cybersecurity

May 13, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday in an attempt to bolster US cybersecurity defenses, after a number of devastating hacks including the Colonial pipeline attack revealed vulnerabilities across business and government. “Recent cybersecurity incidents… are a sobering reminder […]

Cybersecurity, Tech

iPhones and iPads finally get key-based protection against account takeovers

December 17, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

For the past couple of years, iPhone and iPad users have been relegated to second-class citizenship when it comes to a cross-industry protocol that promises to bring effective multi-factor authentication to the masses. While Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux users […]


Thieves drain 2fa-protected bank accounts by abusing SS7 routing protocol

May 4, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A known security hole in the networking protocol used by cellphone providers around the world played a key role in a recent string of attacks that drained bank customer accounts, according to a report published Wednesday. The unidentified attackers exploited […]