Month: December 2017

What is two factor authentication

Authentication is how you identify yourself to a online service or website, a computer, or another technical system.  Authentication is measured in factors.  The most common mode of authentication is simple that uses a username and a password.  This factor of authentication is “something you know”.  Two factor authentication uses multiple factors to authenticate yourself

Securing Service Accounts

Service accounts are accounts used to run a particular service. They will commonly be created as part of an application’s installation procedure and have a few characteristics that can lead to significant security risks: Passwords are hard to change Single account will have access to numerous systems Accounts are often privileged A service account logs