Microsoft Edge – New W3C WEBAUTH security support in latest preview

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Microsoft Edge is offerning support for the new W3C “Web Authentication” as an alternative to password in its latest “beta” build. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/07/30/microsoft-edge-web-authentication-support.aspx https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2018/07/30/introducing-web-authentication-microsoft-edge/#IXHA8Dz2fQTPPh0O.97 Microsoft announced on Monday that its Microsoft Edge browser now supports the Web Authentication spec at the preview stage, enabling the testing of an alternative means of carrying out user authentications besides […]

Security – HP offers bounty program to better protect printing

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While printing may not seem like a major security risk, there have been occasional past vulnerabilities & malware exploits.  As the “Internet of Things” further develops printers are adding more “smart” device capabilities to phone home to vendor or corporate ADMIN team when needs surface.  HP is offering up to $10,000 to researchers who can […]

Security – W3C Web Authentication alternative to passwords

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The W3C standards committee has developed a new Web Authentication alternative to passwords where users are pre-registered & later verified using FIDO approved devices such as biometrics, one-time PIN from smartphone, etc. Web Authentication — API for accessing Public Key Credentials https://w3c.github.io/webauthn/ This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, […]


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