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  • a1by 5:42 am on September 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Biometrics, Passwords, Phonefactor, Security, Smartcards, ThreatMetrix   

    Users Prefer Device Fingerprinting Over Passwords – InternetNews.com 

    Users Prefer Device Fingerprinting Over Passwords – InternetNews.com.

    Not surprising, IT needs to wake up and realize that people will almost always choose the path of least resistance.  If we make security easy to implement then people will behave in accordance.  Making passwords that are super complex and often need changing only          makes users more apt to be frustrated when they need to contact the helpdesk to reset their password.

    Using tools like Smartcards, Biometrics, and two-factor authentication like Phonefactor IT can convince users that security can be easy and worth the effort.

  • a1by 6:29 pm on September 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Phishing, Security   

    Apple’s Snow Leopard Is Less Secure Than Windows, But Safer | Gadget Lab | Wired.com 

    While its true that MacOS has been shielded by obscurity in terms of direct threats, it is generally true that it is not nearly as secure as Windows.

    My point is that Macs are often suggested as a great device for users who just want it to work.  My problem is that these are the most likely users to fall for phishing attacks.  Am I right or wrong?

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