Two-Factor Authentication Scams: What You Need to Know

Recently I came across an article relating to a Two-Factor Authentication Scam. I passed on this information to our employees here at SmartVault and we believe this information should be passed on to you, our customers, as well as your clients. What is a Two-Factor Authentication Scam? Well, first off, let me explain Two-Factor authentication. …


Good Password Hygiene is Essential to Reducing Risk

Google reported yesterday that several lists claiming to contain user credentials (usernames and passwords) were ‘dumped’ on the web. Google reported that less than 2% of the username and password combinations might have worked and that their automated anti-highjacking systems would have blocked many of those login attempts. They have also required users of the …


OAuth Primer: Part 2

Following up on my previous post on OAuth. Let’s imagine a hypothetical SmartVault integration. Let’s say we have an expense tracking system, Sprocket’s Tracker. Sprocket’s Tracker lets me fill out expense reports online. When I’ve completed an expense report, I can submit it for approval and payment. Once my expense report is approved and entry …