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Desktop MFA from Okta — Its time has come

The password has been much maligned since its creation, and deservedly so. Even Fernando Corbató, the MIT computer scientist who created the password, said it had become “kind of a nightmare.” However, Corbató could not have conceived of the hundreds of passwords we now use and the proliferation of complex rules to overcome the weakness of the…

Okta Device Access: Identity-powered security starts at power up

For over a decade, Okta has led the way companies access data and apps in the cloud, allowing organizations to securely transform into modern digital businesses. As we continue to innovate to protect our customers from identity threats like the rise of phishing attacks, we need to ensure they can harness the same technology to secure access at any…

New report reveals trends in secure sign-in

There’s a popular business adage that we’ve found to be pretty credible: “You are what you measure.” No matter how well you may think you understand your customers or your industry, you won’t know for sure until you dig into the data.  At Okta, we’ve seen our users opt for ever more robust sign-in solutions over the past 14 years. But what’s the…

How Okta uses machine learning to automatically detect and mitigate toll fraud

  International revenue share fraud (IRSF), also known as toll fraud, is a type of fraud where fraudsters artificially generate a high volume of international calls/SMS on expensive routes. Here’s how it works. Fraudsters exploit Okta’s authentication flow and make expensive phone calls and/or texts as part of the MFA flow where phone/text is used…

How to drive growth by modernizing Customer Identity

How does a 172-year-old company evolve to meet the needs of today’s customers and employees? That was one of the hot topics at the Gartner Identity and Access Management (IAM) Summit, where Okta’s Senior Principal for Industries, Tom Malta, hosted a fireside chat with MassMutual Financial Group’s Chris Rich to discuss how companies like MassMutual…

Automating Security Operations with Okta Workflows

Human actors still drive the vast majority of security breaches. In 2022, 82% of breaches involved the human element, whether it was the use of stolen credentials, phishing, misuse, or simply an error, according to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations. Yet, humans alone cannot protect against these threats. Security automation is critical to…

A Deep Dive Into Okta FastPass

This blog post is the second in a series focusing on credential phishing. Previously, in the blog The Need for Phishing-Resistant Multi-Factor Authentication, Mukul Hinge explained how threat actors are becoming more sophisticated, using various tools to overcome mitigations. Today’s post digs into the inner workings of Okta FastPass, explaining…

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