Passwordless

Passwords are the most vulnerable of all security credentials. They leave users open to account takeover attacks, and they’re vulnerable to hacking on several levels. With Okta, passwords can be replaced with more secure, passwordless factors, such as biometrics, Okta Push Verify, or FIDO2 security devices.

What Is a Password Manager and Is It Safe to Use One?

A password manager is an application that stores and manages online credentials—think of it as a type of vault that keeps passwords safe. In addition, password managers make it easier to access apps and websites since they can automatically input login details. Everyone who uses a computer or smartphone is likely familiar with switching between…

What Is a Data Breach?

A data breach happens when cybercriminals gain unauthorized access to a system or network, allowing them to search for sensitive data pertaining to a business and its customers, and using it to extract some form of illegal value. Attackers might sell this data on the dark web, directly engage in fraud, hold the information for ransom, or use it to…

Why Your Customers Need Passwordless Authentication

In today’s threat landscape, passwords have become increasingly ineffective for protecting customer authentication and data—and they’re also unintended inhibitors for user experience. As such, it’s not surprising that many organizations are exploring passwordless authentication as a more secure, user-friendly alternative.   In our previous post in…

How to Improve Security and Usability with Passwordless Authentication

Enterprises have traditionally relied on passwords to log their employees into their accounts and services—but the practice is coming under increased scrutiny due to more modern and secure passwordless alternatives. In a previous post, we explored how businesses can adopt passwordless authentication through alternatives like factor sequencing,…

Centralized Access Management Needs to Be Secure and Selective

Give a kid free reign in a candy shop, and you know what will happen. They won't fill their bag with gummy bears alone—they’ll go for a mix of different treats! Gummy worms, sour patches, peanut butter cups, M&Ms, you know the list. Much like a kid in a candy shop, the modern employee now demands the freedom to use best of breed applications…

We’re Looking at the Future, and It Doesn't Have Passwords

We’re rapidly moving towards the enterprise of the future—but what does that look like? It could be a place where employees have intelligent interactions with machines, or an environment where commuting becomes obsolete because we can show up to meetings as holograms. No one can say for sure what the future looks like—but based on today’s trends,…

Passwordless Authentication: Where to start

Let’s face it: we’re all tired of passwords. They’re a major pain for users and not nearly as effective at securing accounts as they pretend to be. Thankfully, there is a better way! We are excited to announce a new set of passwordless capabilities in Okta that will allow you to deliver seamless auth experiences to all users! In this post, we’ll…

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