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Curtis Franklin
Curtis Franklin
3/6/2017 | 5:09:56 PM
Re: Ah ha
KBode I think that fingerprints are the most common biometrics in current use. While I don't see them going away, recent developments make me think that voice-print and facial recognition will each play a role going forward, with smart mobile devices acting as the hardware in many deployments.

I know the arguments about the vulnerabilities in each of these, but I don't see any of them as any weaker than the current password regime and I don't think that we should let the search for perfection keep us from moving forward toward the much better.
KBode
KBode
3/6/2017 | 10:32:23 AM
Re: Ah ha
Pardon my ignorance as I'm not up to date on the subject. But what's the most commonly accepted biometric marker? Retinal scan and fingerprint? You think they're both the future?
Curtis Franklin
Curtis Franklin
3/6/2017 | 10:05:12 AM
Re: Ah ha
KBode I think we end up going with some sort of biometric marker as the primary factor with something like a PIN as the second. I like multi-factor authentication and think that biometrics are the way to go. I'm aware of spoofing mechanisms but I believe that, overall, they're still more potentially effective than passwords.
KBode
KBode
3/4/2017 | 7:41:33 AM
Re: Ah ha
Password managers can deal with this somewhat, but I think you're right. What's your preferred password alternative down the line?
Curtis Franklin
Curtis Franklin
3/3/2017 | 3:42:19 PM
Re: Ah ha
KBode, at RSA I had someone tell me that they try to have their employees refresh their passwords weekly. I wished them all the best with this. I think the problem isn't so much with how often we roll over to new passwords as with the dependence on passwords as the ultimate form of authentication. it's time we graduated to something better.
Michelle
Michelle
2/28/2017 | 9:09:34 PM
Re: Ah ha
@Curtis All true! Supply chain and vendor access are indeed security sensitive relationships. Connecting to these folks can be dangerous for your own network. 
Michelle
Michelle
2/28/2017 | 9:06:26 PM
Re: Ah ha
@KB I feel the same way. I wonder if my accounts would be more secure if I changed the password every day ;)
KBode
KBode
2/28/2017 | 2:59:28 PM
Re: Ah ha
Good point. And at this point I just feel like I need an automated system to change all my passwords every three weeks. :)
Curtis Franklin
Curtis Franklin
2/27/2017 | 3:13:50 PM
Re: Is "Change All Your Passwords" really a CYA for Cloudflare?
bosco_pcs, I agree that this is terrible for most customers. The problem is that there isn't a great alternative now that the vulnerability has been exposed.

All of this is one of the reasons that I have two-factor authentication enabled with every service that offers it. Two-factor is also a pain, but it's the best current solution I know of.
Curtis Franklin
Curtis Franklin
2/27/2017 | 3:11:31 PM
Re: Ah ha
Thank you, Michelle. And you're right: This is a stark reminder that your "trust network" extends not only to your partners, but to all of their partners, and so on, down the line. 

From what I see this isn't something that will hit most enterprise internal sites, but since so many employees re-use passwords for everything they touch, it's worth sending out notices to everyone, just in case.
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