Moving Application Authentication to the Operating System

by Daniel Miessler
Nov. 13, 2017 0 comments Apps & Hardening authentication

I think the only option for us is to solve authentication’s last mile problem, which will allow us to prove not just that a device made a request, but that the right person was using that device. This is the link that must occur in order for our operating system to be able to represent us. As I talk about in that piece, this means constantly taking multiple authentication points from us, from our gait, to our voice, to our typing patterns, ambient noise, motion sensors, and dozens of other inputs—and then using that to maintain a constantly updating authentication score