2-Factor Authentication Falling Short for Security, Gartner Says

Tuesday Dec 15th 2009 by Datamation.com Staff

In a new report, Gartner points out where strong two-factor authentication is falling short when it comes to preventing fraud and online attacks. According to the firm, businesses need to makes some changes.

eWeek: In a new report, "Where Strong Authentication Fails and What You Can Do About It," Gartner analyst Avivah Litan contends that Trojan-based, man-in-the-browser attacks are circumventing strong two-factor authentication and proving that any authentication method that relies on browser communications can be defeated. This includes chip cards and biometric technologies.
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