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1 year ago

Password Should Stay and Should be Removed?

Hitoshi Kokumai · I would like to take up this somewhat puzzling report - “Google advises passwords are good, spear phishing is bad, and free clouds get attacked” https://www.theregister.com/2021/11/25/google_cybersecurity_action_team_threat_horizons/ · It reads “Google advises passwords are good, ...

1 year ago

Half-baked Discussion

Hitoshi Kokumai · Some friends directed my attention to this news report - · “Biometric auth bypassed using fingerprint photo, printer, and glue” https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/biometric-auth-bypassed-using-fingerprint-photo-printer-and-glue/ · It looks like correct in saying "A f ...

1 year ago

Solid Secret Credential for Blockchain

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today's topic is this report - “How blockchain technology can create secure digital identities” · https://ibsintelligence.com/blogs/how-blockchain-technology-can-create-secure-digital-identities/ · The title of this report reads “How blockchain technology can create secure digit ...

1 year ago

Maximizing Entropy of Secret Credentials while Minimizing Burden on Citizens

Hitoshi Kokumai · There is actually a valid methodology that enable us to maximize the entropy of the secret credentials for solid identity assurance and, at the same time, enables us to minimize the burden of managing the secret credential. · Too good to believe? · It’s real. We only need to foll ...

1 year ago

Questions Raised over Privacy, Racial Bias, and Accuracy

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today's topic is BBC's “Facebook to end use of facial recognition software” · https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59143323 · It is good to see BBC now mention ‘accuracy’ in the report besides other concerns, but not good enough as yet; they still do not refer to the probabilistic ...

1 year ago

Publishing by aiTech Trend

Hitoshi Kokumai · https://aitechtrend.com/quantum-computing-and-password-authentication/ · My latest article titled ‘Quantum Computing and Password Authentication’ was published by NY-based aiTech Trend. · https://aitechtrend.com/ · Below is the gist. · -Quantum computing, however powerful, canno ...

1 year ago

Nonpredictable Passwords Carried Around on Memo

Hitoshi Kokumai · I got interested in this article -on the password problem · “Tech Q&A” · https://www.unionleader.com/nh/lifestyles/tech-q-a-safeguarding-against-password-hackers/article_16d3629e-b5ba-550b-b2ac-6070403f61a4.html · Their answer is “The best defense against brute force and dictio ...

1 year ago

Serious Funny Reality

Hitoshi Kokumai · I take up this new report today - “Researchers Defeated Advanced Facial Recognition Tech Using Makeup” https://www.vice.com/en/article/k78v9m/researchers-defeated-advanced-facial-recognition-tech-using-makeup · The report says “The experiment saw 100 percent success in the digita ...

1 year ago

Leak-resistant Secret Credentials

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today's topic is “Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover protocol found leaking hundreds of thousands of credentials” · https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/22/microsoft_exchange_autodiscover_protocol_found/ · It appears to be next to impossible for any talented servicers to locate all ...

1 year ago

Advantage of Biometrics Security to Criminals

Hitoshi Kokumai · Taken up today is this TechRepublic report on voice print as a new password - https://www.techrepublic.com/article/your-voiceprint-could-be-your-new-password-as-companies-look-to-increase-security-for-remote-workers/ · Instead of “Your voiceprint could be your new password as com ...

1 year ago

Threat Bigger than Quantum Computer

Hitoshi Kokumai · We today take up this report “NSA: We 'don't know when or even if' a quantum computer will ever be able to break today's public-key encryption” · https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/01/nsa_quantum_computing_faq/ · Conclusion of this report: · “In a world where users will divulge ...

1 year ago

What these 2 graphs tell us about biometrics

Hitoshi Kokumai · Biometrics is 'probabilistic' by nature since it measures unpredictably variable body features of living animals in ever changing environments. · A graph below shows the False Acceptance Rates (FAR) and False Rejection Rates (FRR) of two biometrics products - one relatively more ...

1 year ago


Hitoshi Kokumai · Observation 1: “Voice ID technology is dramatically cutting fraud in banking”, as claimed in this article. https://www.thinkdigitalpartners.com/news/2021/08/18/biometrics-finding-its-voice/ · Observation 2: Biometrics brings down identity security, as examined in this post – “Ste ...

1 year ago

My Face is Your Face and also Their Faces, isn’t it?

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today’s topic is this intriguing report - “'Master Face': Researchers Say They've Found a Wildly Successful Bypass for Face Recognition Tech” https://gizmodo.com/master-face-researchers-say-theyve-found-a-wildly-succ-1847420710 · It reads “computer scientists at Tel Aviv Universi ...

1 year ago

So, what should we do when we see a correct user falsely rejected?

Hitoshi Kokumai · Today's topic is this report “Thales launches payment card with onboard fingerprint scanner” · https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/22/thales_fingerprint_payment/ · Is the user expected to give up the payment opportunity altogether or is expected to feed the default password as a ...

1 year ago

What is driving those people to keep spreading the biometrics misinformation

Hitoshi Kokumai · In the wake of a recent post - “Step-by-Step Analysis of Why and How Biometrics Brings Down Security” · this question had to be raised. · “Play dumb on logic. Otherwise, we would lose the billions and billions of dollars’ worth vested interests.” · Perhaps what is driving them i ...

1 year ago

Step-by-Step Analysis of Why and How Biometrics Brings Down Security

Hitoshi Kokumai · This is a follow-up of my earlier post – “Reality that so many security experts opt to not speak”  · Biometrics is probabilistic; it measures unpredictably variable body features of living animals in ever changing environments.Therefore, biometrics does not escape the trade-off b ...

1 year ago

Reality that so many security experts opt to not speak

Hitoshi Kokumai · “Touch ID and Face ID: Real biometrics or not?” https://www.biometricupdate.com/202107/touch-id-and-face-id-real-biometrics-or-not · Reading reports like the above, probably not a few people would react quickly and critically, mentioning the absence of cancellability of our body ...

1 year ago

Illusory truth effect of passwordless authentication

Hitoshi Kokumai ·   · "The more misinformation is repeated, the more likely you are to think that it is true." - I found this remark in this BBC report -  https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210629-south-americas-bitter-divide-over-a-toxic-covid-cure · Its title quickly drove me to come up with t ...

1 year ago

The first SANE report on passwordless hype

Hitoshi Kokumai ·   · Yesterday I posted this comment - "Remove the army and we will have a stronger national defense"  · I have now found this report, which is probably the first SANE article that I have ever come across on tech media about passwordless authentication - “Don't believe the passwor ...

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