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New server update

The latest release of our two-factor authentication server is a strong one.  We focused on speed enhancements and usability for some of our large (meaning multi-thousand users) enterprise customers.  It is capable of performing close to 500 authentications per minute in replication mode and well over 1000 per minute in stand-alone mode.

Two take-aways from the Great Snow Storm of '14

There's been a lot of criticism leveled at government officials regarding the response to the recent snow storm in Atlanta.  I support criticizing the government, but I'm always amazed that anyone expects anything of their government.  Here's my question: did your company do better than your government?  If not, why not?

iPhone token woes

Last night Apple published what we thought was a minor update to our iPhone/iPad software token.  This morning we started getting reports of trouble.  We pulled the software token from the app store as soon as possible.  The apple store has no option to revert to the old binary, sadly.  If you had the token set to auto-update, then you may no longer be able to get an one-time passcode from your WiKID server.   There are two options: You can delete the domain on your token and re-register or you can wait for an update, which we are feverishly working on.

Busting the Biometric Myth - once and for all

Everyone repeat after me: Biometrics are terrible authenticators.

Way too many people, even security and identity people see biometrics as "magic security dust" for two-factor authentication. It is way past time that we, the security community bust this myth. It is important because, unlike spending on firewalls which is insufficient but necessary, biometric infrastructure will need to be ripped out and thrown away. Any VC that is considering investing in a biometric company is wasting money that could be invested in a company that might make a difference.

PCI 3.0 draft out

Draft guidelines for PCI 3.0 have been released, providing a glimpse into what the new requirements will be.

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