Endpoint

5/11/2017
10:55 AM
50%
50%

SSA Plans Stronger Website Authentication

Starting in June 2017, the US Social Security Administration will require a more secure login process for SSA.gov.

The US Social Security Administration (SSA) will soon mandate stronger authentication for its website. Users will start to see changes to SSA.gov on June 10, 2017.

An updated login process will require a second method to verify users' identities. Users will be required to enter a one-time security code, which can be sent via text message or email, in addition to their username and password when they access the website.

"Using two ways to identify you when you log on will help better protect your account from unauthorized use and potential identity fraud," SSA explains on its website. To avoid the spam filter, users who prefer email are advised to add [email protected] to their contact list.

Read more details at KrebsonSecurity.  

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Google Engineering Lead on Lessons Learned From Chrome's HTTPS Push
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  8/8/2018
Election Websites, Backend Systems Most at Risk of Cyberattack in Midterms
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  8/14/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-10510
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-15
A Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Trend Micro Control Manager (versions 6.0 and 7.0) could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations.
CVE-2018-10511
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-15
A vulnerability in Trend Micro Control Manager (versions 6.0 and 7.0) could allow an attacker to conduct a server-side request forgery (SSRF) attack on vulnerable installations.
CVE-2018-10512
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-15
A vulnerability in Trend Micro Control Manager (versions 6.0 and 7.0) could allow an attacker to manipulate a reverse proxy .dll on vulnerable installations, which may lead to a denial of server (DoS).
CVE-2018-8753
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-15
The IKEv1 implementation in Clavister cOS Core before 11.00.11, 11.20.xx before 11.20.06, and 12.00.xx before 12.00.09 allows remote attackers to decrypt RSA-encrypted nonces by leveraging a Bleichenbacher attack.
CVE-2018-9129
PUBLISHED: 2018-08-15
ZyXEL ZyWALL/USG series devices have a Bleichenbacher vulnerability in their Internet Key Exchange (IKE) handshake implementation used for IPsec based VPN connections.