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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…

Apple Joins FIDO Alliance: Why this Matters for the Future of Passwords

Earlier this week, Apple joined the likes of Amazon, Facebook, and Google on the list of board members at the FIDO alliance. An acronym for “Fast IDentity Online”, FIDO is committed to eliminating the need for passwords, strongly endorsing the adoption of trusted devices via standards like WebAuthn as a password alternative. But what could Apple’s…

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,…

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…

The Ultimate guide to WebAuthn registration and auth flows

In March 2019, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that WebAuthn is now the official web standard for password-free login. With support from a broad set of applications (Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Mobile), widespread adoption of WebAuthn is expected in coming years. In previous blog posts we went through how WebAuthn can benefit…

How FIDO2 + WebAuthn Offer a Seamless, Secure Login

For those not familiar with FIDO2, it is an improved version of the FIDO standard – popularly known for the U2F USB tokens provided by Google and Yubico. Now that we've explored what Webauthn is and reviewed critical Webauthn building blocks and protocols, I’ll use this post to break down how you can leverage WebAuthn with FIDO2 to enhance both…

The Ultimate Guide to FIDO2 and WebAuthn Terminology

In March 2019, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that WebAuthn is now the official web standard for password-free login. With support from a broad set of applications (Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Mobile), widespread adoption of WebAuthn is expected in coming years. In a previous blog post we went through some examples of how…

What is WebAuthn?

In March 2019, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that WebAuthn is now the official web standard for password-free login. With support from a broad set of applications (Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Mobile), widespread adoption of WebAuthn is expected in coming years. In this post, we will explore the shortcomings of current…

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