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The WiKID Blog, musings on two-factor authentication, information security and some other stuff.

Yet but another nail in SMS's coffin

We have a number of issues with using SMS for authentication - insecurity of the carriers being a big one.  At the end of the day, you have to use cryptography and use it well.

How can I auto-archive the logs?

If you are running a WiKID server with a few thousand users or if you want to keep your logs on debug for some reason, then archiving your logs is a good idea. And automation is always a good idea. Here's how to do it:

More on the security concerns for SSH and Key Management

We've blogged previously about the potential compliance issues around SSH keys and about the risks of poor SSH key management.  A recent Forrester survey (PDF warning!)  revealed:

Why tie your authentication into your directory infrastructure?

It would be better for us if we recommended that our customers just have their VPNs etc talk radius directly to the WiKID server.  It's a super-simple setup and the fastest way for us to "close the sale".

New VMWare Two-factor Authentication Virtual Appliance

We've released a VMWare appliance version of the WiKID Two-factor Authentication Server.   Thanks to packer, we are able to easily create these images for various virtual infrastructure.  We will continue to add platforms.

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