What is Two-Factor Authentication?

October 11, 2013 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

It is an authentication process where two of three recognized factors are used to identify a user:

Something you know – usually a password, passcode, passphrase or PIN.
Something you have – a cryptographic smartcard or token, a chip enabled bank card or an RSA SecurID-style token with rotating digits
Something you are – fingerprints, iris patterns, voice prints, or similar […]

Taxonomy of Computer Security

June 28, 2010 admin 0

Computer security is frequently associated with three core areas, which can be conveniently summarized by the acronym “CIA” standing for Confidentiality — Ensuring that information is not accessed by unauthorized persons; Integrity — Ensuring that information is not altered by unauthorized persons in a way that is not detectable by authorized users; Authentication — Ensuring that users are the persons they claim to be. […]