Sunday, April 22, 2012

Presentation Slide For IT Student - Two Factor Authentication

Two-factor Authentication

Your introduction here

Definition


TFA, T-FA or 2FA
authentication aproach requiring  two or more of the three authentication factors
something the user knows,something the user has,something the user is

Common Example


Gmail
Facebook

Common Example - Gmail


2-step verification
In addition to username and password a code needs to be entered
Google will send code in text or voice message
Code can be generated from app
10 backup codes in case of emergency
Can be activated from account setting page

Common Example - Facebook


Login Approvals
In addition to username and password a code needs to be entered
Facebook will send code in text
Common Example - Facebook
Common Example - Gmail
Can be activated from account setting page

Explanation
something the user knows
eg: password
something the user has
eg: mobile phone, USB tokens
something the use is
eg: biometrics

Advantages


improves authentication
cost effective
efficient
secure

Limitation


Failure point same – user
Configuration cannot be easy always
Requires extra steps while loggin

Conclusion


”Two-factor authentication seeks to decrease the probability that the requestor is presenting false evidence of its identity”

Questions?

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