Hackers are defeating tough authentication, Gartner warns

Friday Dec 18th 2009 by Datamation.com Staff

Security measures such as one-time passwords and phone-based user authentication are no longer sufficient, Gartner Inc. warns.

Network World: Increasingly, such measures are overwhelmed by online criminals looking to pillage bank accounts using valid login credentials stolen from customers, according to the Gartner report.

Managing a growing threat: an executive's guide to Web application security: Download now Going forward, banks need to quickly implement additional layers of security to protect their customers from falling victim to online fraud, said Avivah Litan, Gartner analyst and the report's author.

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