Identity Verification Newsletter — November 2022
November 21, 2022
Shifting Landscape of Cybersecurity Crimes
Recently, Uber experienced an incident involving an 18-year-old hacker who targeted an individual employee and repeatedly sent them multi-factor authentication (MFA) login notifications. After over an hour, the attacker contacted the same target on WhatsApp pretending to be Uber IT, saying the notifications would stop once the target approved the login. Would your employees know how to properly react?
How to Avoid MFA Fatigue: Top Three Best Practices
MFA fatigue occurs when a threat actor runs a script attempting to log in with stolen credentials repeatedly. It causes what feels like an endless stream of MFA push requests sent to the account owner's mobile device. The goal is to keep this up, day and night, to break down the target's cybersecurity posture and inflict a sense of "fatigue". Read on for tips to avoid the burnout.
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Design Thinking in Cybersecurity
On a recent episode of the Humans in Tech podcast, we spoke with entrepreneur Prachee Kale about design thinking in cybersecurity. Prachee’s impressive 17-year career spans cybersecurity and tech, business strategy, diversity and inclusion, and executive coaching.
Transforming Gaming, Vending, and Kiosks with NFC
We design powerful, NFC-enabled identity solutions that seamlessly integrate into kiosks, vending machines, slot machines, and more. Our new uTrust NFC Kiosk Kit features our contactless USB CCID uTrust 3523 F Reader Module, NFC antenna, and highly customizable LED array. The kit can easily support loyalty cards and digital wallets. Ready to learn more?
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Digital Responsibility in EdTech
Education is always evolving. While the virtual classroom, alongside EdTech tools and practices aimed at enhancing learning, is not a new model in the university setting, K-12 institutions are facing daily challenges to verify access while safely and securely supporting virtual or hybrid learning environments. The reality is virtual/hybrid education is here to stay, and digital responsibility ensures virtual learning is a safe experience for students as well as educators.