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How To Avoid Sloppy Authentication
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GarretG022
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GarretG022,
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5/15/2014 | 8:28:53 PM
Re: critical requirements
What is detailed, is correct and effective way to validate the authentication.   And the real key is, once the identity is validated, to insure that this identity is delivered to ALL the relying parties:   Web Resource, Thick Apps, Network Resources, Cloud Apps.    

The solution to this is a 2-Factor solutoin (utilizing strong authentication, as detailed) and then cryptographically assrt, with bi-lateral confirmation to all relevant resources.

Otherwise the hackers just attack where the authentication is done "sloppily".

   
macker490
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macker490,
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5/2/2014 | 8:05:09 AM
critical requirements
critical requirements of authentication:    recognition, integrity, security.

authentication must be valid 1 time only: on the instant transaction.   not like a cfredit card number which is used over, and over and over again.

authentication must be recognizable: i.e. it must be possible to verify who authored the authentication i.e. who made the signature.     attacker cannot create forgeries.

authentication validates the integrity of the transaction it is affixed to.    i.e. if attacker attempts to alter the transaction or substitute a different transaction he will invalidate the signature (integrity)

PGP or GnuPG provides these capabilitites as well as encryption (security).    this is proven software; there is no need to re-invent the wheel.   just learn to use it.

note

all computer security depends on a secure operating system.     these are available although not commonly used.


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