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 Taher Elgamal

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Leaps Of Faith

6/20/2011
Mobile is more secure than the browser realm because most mobile transactions are conducted through applications, not the browser

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Kind Of A Mess

4/27/2011
Internet needs an infrastructure that enables back ends and users to communicate with each other using better authentication--and allows any number of authentication technologies to sign into it

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A True Second Factor

11/9/2010
I'm sure some of you remember a time when you actually used to telephone the bank to do a transaction. Do you remember all the questions they would ask to verify that you were, in fact, the account owner?

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It's About The User

10/19/2010
E-commerce was born 15 years ago when a bunch of us, thrilled by all of the possibilities and promise of the Web, said, "Let's adapt this new medium to do business." Even at that early moment, it was clear that user authentication would have to play an essential role if the adaptation was going to be successful.

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User Authentication In E-Commerce

9/29/2010
When we designed SSL to enable e-commerce on the Web, we had to solve two issues. One was the Web's openness -- the fact that anybody can read anything -- and the other was how parties might authenticate with one another.

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Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  1/11/2019
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CVE-2018-5740
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
"deny-answer-aliases" is a little-used feature intended to help recursive server operators protect end users against DNS rebinding attacks, a potential method of circumventing the security model used by client browsers. However, a defect in this feature makes it easy, when the feature is i...
CVE-2018-5741
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
To provide fine-grained controls over the ability to use Dynamic DNS (DDNS) to update records in a zone, BIND 9 provides a feature called update-policy. Various rules can be configured to limit the types of updates that can be performed by a client, depending on the key used when sending the update ...
CVE-2016-9778
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
An error in handling certain queries can cause an assertion failure when a server is using the nxdomain-redirect feature to cover a zone for which it is also providing authoritative service. A vulnerable server could be intentionally stopped by an attacker if it was using a configuration that met th...
CVE-2017-3135
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
Under some conditions when using both DNS64 and RPZ to rewrite query responses, query processing can resume in an inconsistent state leading to either an INSIST assertion failure or an attempt to read through a NULL pointer. Affects BIND 9.8.8, 9.9.3-S1 -> 9.9.9-S7, 9.9.3 -> 9.9.9-P5, 9.9.10b1...
CVE-2017-3136
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-16
A query with a specific set of characteristics could cause a server using DNS64 to encounter an assertion failure and terminate. An attacker could deliberately construct a query, enabling denial-of-service against a server if it was configured to use the DNS64 feature and other preconditions were me...