WatchGuard Blog - WatchGuard AuthPoint

Knowing where access attempts come from, the key to MFA

The good thing about risk-based authentication is that it takes risk factors into account when performing an authentication decision. WatchGuard partners can now offer their customers increased security in their authentication processes through push notifications that include geolocation.

In Times of Ransom(every)ware, Unified Security is Essential

Following a series of headline-grabbing ransomware attacks that disrupted critical services in the US, FBI Director Christopher Wray likened the threat posed by ransomware to the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001. According to Wray, recent attacks against one of the largest oil pipeline…

Credential leaks are growing on the dark web

Last year saw a 429% increase in the number of login credentials exposed on the dark web. Multi-factor authentication has become an essential security layer to ensure that whoever is entering credentials is the real user and not a usurper.

Old mobile numbers can compromise unsecure MFA systems

A recent study has analyzed the risks of reusing old mobile phone numbers. It found cases where new users received SMS messages with access to confidential information of the previous owners and also links to some of their online accounts due to MFA of those accounts.