Knowledge Based Authentication fails to deliver

Knowledge based authentication (KBA) has long been used as the backup verification method when someone has forgotten their password. But even if it is regularly in use, it fails to deliver on the identity verification promise. Static and dynamic... Read More

7 ways to strengthen security questions

Security questions have been around almost as long as the Internet and passwords. They are inherently weak and recently both Gartner and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) have drawn a hard line in the sand concerning them.... Read More

Password Reset with Biometrics

Resetting password? Just put your finger on it

It’s no secret that people hate passwords. Organizations often require passwords to be at least eight characters long and include lowercase letters, uppercase letters, number and special characters. While these complexity requirements barely make passwords secure, they are enough... Read More

Better password security with multi-factor authentication

Who knows the answers to your security questions?

Security questions, also known as challenge questions or secret questions, are a way to help you recover access to accounts when you forget your passwords. Security questions are meant to protect your accounts but they can actually provide hackers... Read More

Specops Password Reset Software for Windows and Active Directory

Security questions – a flawed model

It is ingrained in our mind that we should create secure passwords. Most times we attempt to create strong passwords that guard our information against hacker attacks but there’s a security hole we often overlook – security questions.  For... Read More

How to choose the best security questions

It’s good to remember two things when choosing security questions: keep them safe and make sure you remember them. If another person can answer your security questions, they will be able to reset your password and gain access to... Read More