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open-source-two-factor-authentication-for-google

Gotta love open source. To paraphrase, if the project you are looking for doesn't exist, just wait (or start it yourself). I've been wanting to do a proof-of-concept on adding two-factor authentication to Google Apps for you Domain for a long time. And while we will probably put this functionality into the WiKID server down the road, I wanted something right now :).

over-15-000-downloads

Congratulations to us. We've had over 15,000 downloads from sourceforge.net alone.

over-25-000-downloads

I'm not sure if this confirms my argument that companies will switch to open source two-factor authentication during this downturn or not, but we have officially passed the 25,000 downloads mark from Sourceforge. That doesn't include downloads from our own website.

password-on-post-it-note-reveals-affair

According to ComputerWeekly's Downtime blog, a password on a post-it note allowed a temp to access email of a London mayor's office staffer, revealing an affair with a married woman. Downtime's take:

Downtime expects Ken to have already ordered a two-factor authentication scheme to protect those afflicted with short-term memory difficulties, banned 3M’s best-selling product and instructed HR to re-do the background checks to weed out anyone with a malicious sense of humour.

password-surveys-again

Both RSA and Versign have done sponsored surveys on password usage and abusage by users. The first one - where they offered candy bars for passwords, was funny, but it is increasingly clear that these surveys are more about getting press than being scientific. Here are some hightlights from Verisign's survey:

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