The Password Is Becoming Passé, Let’s Celebrate World Secure Sign-On Day

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Let’s celebrate “World Secure Sign-on Day”

Man, Hallmark is really getting desperate with trying to invent new holidays.

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https://sso.tax

I've heard of a cat tax, but a sexy SO tax? That's a new one for me.

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passwords aren't going anywhere.

this is security theater

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Someone change my mind - once biometrics are recorded and stolen (malicious apps, device hacks, whatever), eventually accounts will be much easier to hack without any recourse ("well it was your face that approved your account being emptied"), this being an eventual huge safety risk and fail. If it's saved anywhere, it can be stolen and used everywhere. (And, I'm cynical that MS and Google will be able to 100% protect that information since both love to slurp whatever data they can)

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Biometrics could be used for usernames, but should not be used as passwords...

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Are you aware of how Hello, FaceID, TPMs, etc work? It's asymmetric encryption. The bio data isn't stored in the cloud, a hash of it is stored on your security chip (TPM, Titan M, T2, etc) and used as the key for an authentication token that is then passed up to the cloud. The biometric data never leaves your device.

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I always point out that, unlike passwords, keys and certificates, biometrics CANNOT be revoked!

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And if biometrics are somehow stolen or replicated, you can’t get a new face, or new finger print, that’s it. That’s the main worry to be honest, it’s super secure for now sure. But once it’s figured out, like it always is cause that’s the fun cat and mouse security game we play, that’s it.

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Thank you. Single sign on is one of the many things that are promoted by governments and big tech companies that makes me lose a little faith in a real cyber security focused market. I know there is one, but I think you get my point on this. As long as back doors are given to governments, and your data is profitable, how will the major players in the market ever get real about cyber security? 🙄

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Question for the crowd: what do you use to sign into SSO? If you know... then you know that this title is fucking ridiculous. SSO doesn't exist without an original password. How about we celebrate fucking actual intelligence for once. Not stupidity, or whatever it was that possesses people to title shit articles like this.

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Always remember use pass-phrases not passwords

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SSO, less known SS-WEC, or Simpleton Signed-on, Whole Environment Compromised.

Passwords are passe, but SSO should not be celebrated. Password Managers should be.

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Yeah, I never choose the SSO option. I would rather create a unique set of credentials for each account I have.

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The problem with SSO is then you only to phish 1 credential, hopefully it's MFA... But so many aren't ...

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SSO is less secure by comparison. Can't exactly reset a fingerprint.

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Hopefully they let me keep using my passwords...

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am i the only one that thinks we don't actually need this? smells like another reason to say 'sorry, please turn off your VPN' to me

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Still a little too clunky and unreliable to celebrate just yet

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I don't think we should ever stop using passwords. Something you have can be taken or even seized by authorities. Something you are like finger print or facial id can be completed by force. But something you know, that you can take to the grave.

Finally, may I add that camDown helps stop foreign state actors (FSA's) from accessing your webcam and I feel your neighbors would agree.