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

Fingerprints spoofed with conductive ink

I am guessing that the FBI wishes this research had come out just a bit eerlier.  Researchers at Michigan State University have figured out how to use conductive ink to create fingerprint spoofs

More ways not to do two-factor authentication

What is ok to use as a risk factor and what is not?  This will be a question in the near future.  Increasingly, companies are pushing odd (and some down-right creepy) authentication methods.  

Security Metrics on meeting PCI requirements with two-factor authentication

WiKID is mentioned in this Security Metrics blog post about meeting PCI requirment 8.3 using two-factor authentication

End of Life for McAffee one-time password

Remember when Intel was going to put two-factor authentication into their chips? Seemed worrisome for small security vendors like WiKID, but we have been around and I knew that big companies change directions often. Now apparently, Intel is ending the McAfee Pledge OTP formerly known as Nordic Edge.

Hackers For Charity Challenge

This morning I saw a tweet from Johnny Long about them being in hole $2,700 due to unexpected baggage fees.  As long time admirers we decided it was time to do something.   So, we gave $100 and committed to giving $100 per evaluation certificate created between now and Thanksgiving.  No one wants to go into Thanksgiving in the hole. 

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