The FIDO Alliance is a conglomerate of top technology corporations (Microsoft, Google, Oberthur, NXP, Paypal, etc…) aiming to create standardized enhanced authentication with specific goals of “Passwordless Authentication” (UAF) and “Second Factor Authentication” (U2F). Essentially, they want to be able to framework how companies provide secure access to their web resources as well as how users prove their identity to the companies. Here’s my take on the effort.
There’s a lot of debate in the information security industry about what the next-gen solution will be for authenticating users into services (websites, applications, etc…). I’ve collected a list of suggested authentication solutions (both hardware and software mechanisms) and will try to shed some light on their pros and cons.
If you have a PKI certificate in your Windows PC that you would like to use to log in to your OpenSSH-enabled Linux server, it can be a pain to figure out how to extract the public key from this file and convert it into a format OpenSSH can understand.
Hilarious video from VMware showing where Microsoft really stands in the virtualization realm. I loved using Microsoft’s Hyper-V but VMware’s line of products changes the game by virtualizing entire data centers; your kitchen sink is not safe!
Penango is a Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer plug-in which allows users to seamlessly use strong encryption to secure e-mails through popular web-based services such as Google Gmail. This guide is meant for the average computer user who would like to encrypt and decrypt emails to and from friends/family/coworkers without worrying about too much of the technical details.