Authentication

Authentication (from Greek: αὐθεντικός; real or genuine, from αὐθέντης authentes; author) is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of a single piece of data (datum) or entity. In contrast with Identification which refers to the act of stating or otherwise indicating a claim purportedly attesting to a person or thing's identity, Authentication is the process of actually confirming that identity. It might involve confirming the identity of a person by validating their identity documents, verifying the validity of a website with a digital certificate, tracing the age of an artifact by carbon dating, or ensuring that a product is what its packaging and labeling claim to be.
Posts about Authentication
  • Hiya and Samsung Turn the Phone Dialer Into a Local Search Engine

    … A new local search service is coming out on the freshest Samsung device, including the Galaxy Note 8 announced today, and it’s in the phone dialer app. From a user perspective, it’s like a local search engine integrated directly into the Android phone dialer, shown as a third “Places” tab at the top of the dialer screen next to “Recents…

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  • How to Assure Your Customers That It’s Safe to Shop With You

    … information, you need to employ multiple methods of web security to thwart them. Implement multiple layers of protection for your customers. For example, use two-factor authentication when possible, require customers to follow password best practices, and follow all protocols for confirming payment card data on the back end. Some customers may…

    The Blog Heraldin How To's- 19 readers -
  • Parse Reminds Developers About Jan. 30 Shutdown

    … Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker issued a reminder that the cloud application platform is shuttering Jan. 30. Facebook announced last January that it was pulling the plug on Parse—which it acquired in April 2013—to focus more resources on “high-impact products and services in areas like analytics, monetization, discovery and authentication…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 37 readers -