WebAuthn now official standard

WebAuthn now official standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance have announced that the Web Authentication specification is now an official web standard. WebAuthn is a browser and platform standard for simpler and stronger authentication. Although it has only just been made official, it’s already supported in Windows 10, Android, and Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers. Commenting on the new standard, W3C and FIDO said: “It’s common knowledge that passwords have outlived their efficacy. Not only are stolen, weak or default passwords behind 81 percent of data breaches, they are a drain of time and resources.” W3C and FIDO WebAuthn means you can log into online accounts…

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Firefox 60 rolls out with WebAuthn Supports

Firefox 60 rolls out with WebAuthn Supports

Someday all our problems with passwords could be a thing of the past. Firefox 60 is the first browser to support WebAuthn, a new standard for web authentication developed by the W3C in collaboration with FIDO Alliance and support from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla to provide alternative ways for web access. The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online)Alliance is an industry consortium launched in February 2013 to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices and the problems users face creating and remembering multiple usernames and passwords. This video introduces FIDO and its goals: WebAuthn defines a standard web API that can be incorporated into browsers and related web platform infrastructure which…

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Linux tips every geek should know

Linux tips every geek should know

What separates average Linux Users from the Super-Geeks? Simple; Years spent learning the kinds of hacks, tricks, tips and techniques that turn long jobs into a moment’s work. If you want to get up to speed without having to put in all that leg-work, we’ve rounded up over 10 easy-to-learn Linux tips to help you work smarter and get the most from your computer in our part series on: Linux tips every geek should know. Enjoy! #1: Check processes not run by youDifficulty: Expert Application: bash Imagine the scene – you get yourself ready for a quick round of Crack Attack against a colleague at the office, only to find the…

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Mozilla just made screen capturing better

The journey of getting users to take snapshots and record screens begun years back in the 19th century with the first debute of screen capturing debuting in around 1960. Many developers from all walks of operating systems have invented varied recipies for carying out this task which we would share light on in a latter post. Firefox’s latest update; Firefox 56.0 released with initial appearance on 28th September, 2017 features a new screen capturing feature, allowing users to execute capture finction by draging to select with an x,y axis. Before this, most users and screen capturers had to resort to firefox addon extentions from the addon marketplace with such functionality or look…

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Waterfox Browser

Waterfox browser is an open-source browser based on Mozilla Firefox, for 64Bit systems. There is no official 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows, which is the very gap Waterfox Browser has come to fill. Speed is the hallmark of this browser. It is compiled with Intel C++ Compiler and uses Intel’s Math Kernel Library, Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 and Advanced Vector Extensions. Waterfox is designed for 64-bit Windows editions and takes advantage and makes efficient use of faster RAM and processing speeds with greater stability, producing timeliness speed.  The browser has a resemblance of the Mozilla-based browsers, with a dark blue Start button instead of Firefox’s default orange. Otherwise, Waterfox looks…

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