How pre-answered caller authentication helps prevent telephone bank fraud

Dark Reading

Based on the level of information the customer is requesting, the bank representative may ask a number of challenge questions. At this point, they’ve already taken up a minute or more of the customer’s valuable time using knowledge-based authentication (KBA) methods that, quite frankly, can no longer assure that the person on the other end of the line is who they say they are. Prevention vs. clean up. It’s a security question all financial institutions should ask themselves.

Bank Attacks Put Password Insecurity Back in the Spotlight

The Security Ledger

Two separate attacks on banks in the United States and Pakistan revealed this week highlight once again the inherent weakness of a security practice that relies on passwords or knowledge-based credentials to protect critical information.

The Case for Integrating Physical Security & Cybersecurity

Dark Reading

You must look inside and outside your traditional knowledge base for the best way to defend against attacks Aggregating threat intel from external data sources is no longer enough.

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

Krebs on Security

The final step in validating residents involves answering four so-called “knowledge-based authentication” or KBA questions. A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that “Informed Delivery,” a new offering from the U.S.

Q&A: How certifying in-house IT staffers as cyber analysts, pen testers can boost SMB security

The Last Watchdog

Instead, getting trained and certified gives them a knowledge base to and contract out that expertise when their company needs it. Nowadays anyone working in IT needs at least that level of security knowledge. But in today’s environment, it has become important not just to have a pen test done, but also to do something proactive with that knowledge.

Here's What I'm Telling US Congress about Data Breaches

Troy Hunt

Last week I wrote about my upcoming congressional testimony and wow - you guys are awesome! Seriously, the feedback there was absolutely sensational and it's helped shape what I'll be saying to the US Congress, including lifting specific wording and phrases provided by some of you. Thank you!

Here's Why [Insert Thing Here] Is Not a Password Killer

Troy Hunt

Part of the solution to this is to give people the controls to do password-based authentication better, for example by using a password manager and enabling 2FA. These days, I get a lot of messages from people on security related things.

History Hub: A 21st Century Model for Archival Reference

Archives Blogs

In a resource-constrained environment, we were also excited by the possibility of enabling many-to-many interactions, helping us to serve researchers more quickly and efficiently by harnessing the collective knowledge of internal and external experts.

Kofax Named to Constellation ShortList for Robotic Process Automation

Document Imaging Report

Kofax RPA helps companies add workforce capacity without additional headcount by automating front and back office operations, allowing the human workforce to focus on higher-value knowledge based work.

Alaris Offers Greater Flexibility with New Software Subscription and Professional Services Capabilities

Document Imaging Report

According to a survey conducted by IDC [i] , the acquisition cost of solutions is the largest hurdle for businesses to clear when automating document-based workflows. ROCHESTER, N.Y,

Android Debugging Tools Also Useful for Compromising Devices, Mining Cryptocurrency

Security Affairs

In reality, devices are sometimes released in a vulnerable state without the end users’ knowledge. Based upon recent spikes in scans of TCP port 5555, someone believes that there is an exploitable vulnerability out there.

The World Is Tuning Into Twitter Search

John Battelle's Searchblog

Users would be able to tap the collective knowledge of the 6 million or so members of the Twitterverse. Millions of people are contributing to the knowledge base. The tweet is the query. From Ad Age , which penned a good piece on the promise of Twitter search: In the future, searches won't only query what's being said at the moment, but will go out to the Twitter audience in the form of a question, like a faster and less-filtered Yahoo Answers or Wiki Answers.

ProtonMail launches Address Verification and full PGP support

Security Affairs

You can learn more about using Address Verification in our knowledge base article. As some of you may know, ProtonMail’s cryptography is already based upon PGP, and we maintain one of the world’s most widely used open source PGP libraries.

Salesforce Service Cloud Features That are Cause for Celebration

Perficient Data & Analytics

Translations for knowledge are now available in Lightning Experience along with some awesome new knowledge management features. Different flows can be set up for each channel so that you are tailoring your actions based on how the customer contacts you. Knowledge.

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TaxonomyPicker.ascx No Longer Used in SharePoint 2010


The initial fix I found was on a Microsoft Knowledge Base page : This is not causing any issues except for a wrong ULS log message a single time in a web application process life time, the exception is caught and that template file is skipped.

I'm Testifying in Front of Congress in Washington DC about Data Breaches - What Should I Say?

Troy Hunt

For example, if your bank verifies that you are indeed who you say you are by asking you for your date of birth yet that's appeared in a data breach, how sound is it as a knowledge-based authentication (KBA) attribute? The immutability of exposed data attributes: The problem with KBA is the assumption that knowledge alone can be used for verification. There's a title I never expected to write!

Petya Ransomware: What You Need to Know and Do

Andrew Hay

With similarities reminiscent to its predecessor WannaCry, this ransomware attack shut down organizations ranging from the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk Line to a Tasmanian-based Cadbury chocolate factory. Until you can apply the patch, LEO also recommends the following steps to help reduce the attack surface: Disable SMBv1 with the steps documented at Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2696547. By: Andrew Hay.

Diving into the Issues: Observations from SOURCE and AtlSecCon

Andrew Hay

Specifically, she covered how adversaries might engage in research and planning, offer team support, manage conflict between group members, structure attack paths (intrusion chains), navigate disruptions to their attack paths, and how limited knowledge bases and self-induced mistakes can possibly impact adversaries.

Kelly Twigger of ESI Attorneys: eDiscovery Trends 2018

eDiscovery Daily

ESI Attorneys works differently than a traditional law firm – they partner with businesses, law firms and municipalities that do not have discovery counsel knowledgeable to both advise on planning and preparing for eDiscovery and act as discovery counsel across litigation matters to achieve consistency and predictability. What I would love to see is the ability for more interaction to capitalize on that knowledge base. How many cloud based applications are you using?

Notes and observations about the 2012 intranet innovation award winners


An Elgg-based solution wins again. Mitre won an award from Step Two in 2010 for its Elgg-based employee network. Incidentally, an award winning Headshift Asia Pacific client that is based on Elgg also presented at Step Two's intranet conference earlier this year (PDF). Climateworks is commended for its SocialText-based wiki. The ClimateWorks Knowledge Exchange, an enterprise wiki, is a key component of their knowledge strategy.

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: Millennials, Process Continuity, Leadership and Discontinuity


This means that organizations will lose knowledge unless they can find ways to rapidly transfer it to new members, or to retain it in knowledge bases or other codified forms. We at Microsoft are seeing a growing use of wikis and blogs as impromptu knowledge bases. This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at ©2005-2009. ©2005-2009.

This is the old ChiefTech blog.: Facebook, LinkedIn and the state of enterprise software


I see no reason why this sort of functionality couldnt be the interface for HR tools, CRM, supply chain, mail, intranet, knowledge base or any other behind the wall tool. This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at ©2005-2009. ©2005-2009. Disclaimer: Information on this blog is of a general nature and represents my own independent opinion.

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The Future of the Web | ZDNet

Collaboration 2.0

The Future of the Web By Oliver Marks | August 12, 2008, 9:29pm PDT Summary The semantic web can be quite a hard concept to grasp when discussed in an abstract way: the above video is a particularly useful, clear exposition of the enormous promise and power the future of knowledge sharing holds.