Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Follow up to multi-factor authentication

Tw0-Factor Authentication examples:

  • Card Reader - devices that generate a password when a card is entered.
  • Tokens: Key - sized devices that plug into a computer's USB port.
  • Password generators - Tokens or devices to create one-time passwords.
  • Biometrics - ID based on physical trait, like finderprints or retinal scans.
  • Scratch cards - contain a fixed number of one-time passwords.
  • Mutual authentication - customer and web site each provide information a phisher wouldn't know.

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