A Game changing solution for the increasing Threat
COVID19 is driving a spike in phishing attacks that exploit the uncertainty and anxiety brought on by these truly unprecedented times. With unemployment rates skyrocketing and many companies furloughing their employees, attackers are taking advantage of financial and career fears. State-backed hackers are also on a rampage, attacking pharmaceutical companies and research institutions working on treatments for the novel disease, trying to get their hands on valuable intellectual property. US drugmaker Gilead Sciences, maker of Remdesivir (seen as a potential treatment for COVID19) provided a great example when it was targeted by a hacking group linked to Iran using the oldest, and most effective trick in the book – a fake email login page designed to steal passwords.
It’s time to stop this madness. It’s time to replace passwords with a better, phishing–resistant means for authenticating users. It’s time to go passwordless.
Passwordless authentication technology is mature and available. Going passwordless is no longer just for businesses on the bleeding edge of technology. With the right solution, businesses can retrofit passwordless authentication on top of existing legacy systems that were not designed to accept anything but a password. Just as with modern apps, all that is required is an easy process of deployment and configuration to stop using passwords altogether and become a fully passwordless enterprise instead.
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