Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1833 YubiKey for Windows Hello brings hardware-based 2FA to Windows 10
Yubico announced its plans to support Microsoft's Windows Hello platform back in September at the Ignite conference, with the goal of bringing strong, hardware-based authentication to Windows 10.

Finally, after nearly two months of waiting, the YubiKey for Windows Hello app has landed in the Windows Store. It's a strong solution for retrofitting the additional protection of Windows Hello on systems that don't have built-in support for facial recognition or fingerprint-based sign-in.

The new app requires a YubiKey, Yubico's USB-based device that generates an encrypted, one-time password. Enterprise admins have been using hardware-based authentication for years, making it impossible for phishing attacks and password database breaches to succeed. Even if someone successfully steals your credentials, they can't sign in without proving that they also have the physical device as a second form of identification.
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#1840 The 10 biggest security incidents of 2016
#1839 Updated Sundown exploit kit uses steganography
#1838 Android ransomware infects LG SmartTV
#1837 Ransomworm: the next level of cybersecurity nastiness
#1836 Chrome will soon mark some HTTP pages as 'non-secure'
#1835 Switcher: Android joins the ‘attack-the-router’ club
#1834 This low-cost device may be the world’s best hope against account takeovers
#1833 YubiKey for Windows Hello brings hardware-based 2FA to Windows 10
#1832 Security Keys: practical cryptographic second factors for the modern web (PDF)
#1831 Is Mirai really as black as it’s being painted?
#1830 The most dangerous people on the internet in 2016
#1829 Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
#1828 Disclosing the primary email address for each Facebook user
#1827 Danger close: Fancy Bear tracking of Ukrainian field artillery units
#1826 New French law bars work email after hours
#1825 Changing other people's flight bookings is too easy
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