Identity Mgt & Web Fraud – The Week’s Best News – 2017.07.27

Better experience for SMS 2-Step Verification users with Google prompt (G Suite Update Alerts, Jul 19 2017)
In February 2017, we revamped Google prompt for 2-Step Verification (2-SV), giving users a better option to keep their accounts safe….

Enterprise Authentication Comes to the Cloud: Introducing Our Newest Solution, IntelliTrust (Entrust, Jul 19 2017)
Entrust Datacard launched IntelliTrust as a cloud-based auth solution. Included among its many capabilities, for example, is proximity-based smart card emulation for hands-free access to physical buildings and desktop computers. …

Forrester Wave Report: ThreatMetrix and the Revolution in Risk-Based User Authentication (ThreatMetrix, Jul 19 2017)
Has account takeover (ATO) met its match in digital identity? With ATO attacks on the rise, a revolution in risk-based authentication (RBA) is rapidly replacing outdated password-based systems with context-aware risk analysis. …

Six Degrees of Marketing Identity (Gartner Blog Network, Jul 21 2017)
An excerpt from an upcoming Gartner report, “What Marketers Need to Know About Managing Identity”…

Opinion Piece: How the Blockchain Could Change The Idea of Identity (Auth0 Blog, Jul 07 2017)
Better information and transaction storage could mean big things….

Dashlane, Researcher at Odds Over Potential Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (Threatpost, Jul 24 2017)
Researcher Paulos Yibelo said that Dashlane elected not to patch a vulnerability he disclosed more than a year ago in all versions of the password manager application….

Why NIST Recommendations Will Simplify the Online Experience (LastPass Blog, Jul 27 2017)
The recommendations included decreasing both password complexity and the volume of forced password changes while checking passwords against regularly used credentials. …

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