Sep 25, 2020

Still using SMS codes, really?

The use of SMS codes to authenticate users has long since passed its zenith, but this method is still used all over the world in various industries as a supposedly secure 2FA login. This method is also still considered secure by regulators, especially in the financial services industry or the health sector. This is surprising, in view of the known security risks and the increasing number of cyber attacks.

Apr 13, 2020

FIDO authentication: What is it and should you use it?

If you are reading this article, chances are you already know that passwords alone are not enough to secure your online accounts. That is why myriads of companies nowadays offer, or even enforce, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) for accessing your account on their platforms. When it comes to optional 2FA offerings, think of sites like Gmail, Twitter and Facebook, and when it comes to mandatory 2FA implementations think more of your e-banking platform (at least in some countries, like Switzerland). Moreover, the approach of abolishing passwords altogether, called passwordless authentication, is also gaining ground and support in recent years.

Apr 8, 2020

ASK DR. SECURITY: What exactly is a SIM-Swapping Attack?

Dr. Security gives tips and answers questions related to cyber security. This time it’s about SIM Swapping attacks and the threat they pose to SMS-based authentication.

Dec 13, 2019

ASK DR. SECURITY: Why do I receive an SMS when I make a payment via eBanking?

Dr. Security gives tips and answers questions related to cyber security. This time it’s about the security of payments via eBanking.

Dec 12, 2019

EquipmentConnect to Integrate Futurae's Authentication Suite

EquipmentConnect is a fintech disrupting the segment of equipment finance. The platform is hosted by equipment vendors across the UK and connects multiple sources of funding with SME's looking to finance equipment.

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Jul 23, 2019

Europe's largest Robo-Advisor Scalable Capital to Integrate Futurae's Authentication Suite to Bolster Security

Europe’s largest robo-advisor Scalable Capital and authentication innovator Futurae have announced a partnership to integrate Futurae’s multi-factor authentication portfolio with Scalable Capital’s investment platform. As a consequence, Scalable Capital will become even easier to use while ensuring the highest level of security.

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Jul 19, 2019

ASK DR. SECURITY: Is it safe for my privacy to use FaceApp?

Very interesting question, and for sure a very actual one. Let me try to address this question using a Question and Answer Format. Here we go!

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