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 Taher Elgamal

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Leaps Of Faith

6/20/2011
Mobile is more secure than the browser realm because most mobile transactions are conducted through applications, not the browser

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Kind Of A Mess

4/27/2011
Internet needs an infrastructure that enables back ends and users to communicate with each other using better authentication--and allows any number of authentication technologies to sign into it

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A True Second Factor

11/9/2010
I'm sure some of you remember a time when you actually used to telephone the bank to do a transaction. Do you remember all the questions they would ask to verify that you were, in fact, the account owner?

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It's About The User

10/19/2010
E-commerce was born 15 years ago when a bunch of us, thrilled by all of the possibilities and promise of the Web, said, "Let's adapt this new medium to do business." Even at that early moment, it was clear that user authentication would have to play an essential role if the adaptation was going to be successful.

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User Authentication In E-Commerce

9/29/2010
When we designed SSL to enable e-commerce on the Web, we had to solve two issues. One was the Web's openness -- the fact that anybody can read anything -- and the other was how parties might authenticate with one another.

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A vulnerability in all versions of Kantech EntraPass Editions could potentially allow an authorized low-privileged user to gain full system-level privileges by replacing critical files with specifically crafted files.
CVE-2020-12388
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
The Firefox content processes did not sufficiently lockdown access control which could result in a sandbox escape. *Note: this issue only affects Firefox on Windows operating systems.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 68.8 and Firefox < 76.
CVE-2020-12389
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
The Firefox content processes did not sufficiently lockdown access control which could result in a sandbox escape. *Note: this issue only affects Firefox on Windows operating systems.*. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 68.8 and Firefox < 76.
CVE-2020-12390
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
Incorrect origin serialization of URLs with IPv6 addresses could lead to incorrect security checks. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 76.
CVE-2020-12391
PUBLISHED: 2020-05-26
Documents formed using data: URLs in an OBJECT element failed to inherit the CSP of the creating context. This allowed the execution of scripts that should have been blocked, albeit with a unique opaque origin. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 76.