Amazon Protects Against Fraud With Multi Factor Authentication-plants war

Business Amazon.. has not only be.e the largest online bookstore, but is also a multinational e.merce .pany. The .pany has been spreading its reach like branches of a river while supplying goods to countries across the world. Amazon.. started off by profiting from being an online book brokering system and later offering many products. Amazon.. grew its business through online associates in the form of users. When scaling a .pany by having users contributing to both ends of business, buying and selling, fraudulent and malicious activities be.e inevitable. Amazon did not be.e one of the largest e.merce websites in the world by lacking in security though. In 2009, Amazon started to offer multi-factor authentication to protect its users against fraud. They now offer free identification through any mobile device or .puter which can run a Time-Based One-Time Password application. They also offer paid multi-factor authentication through a third party proprietary authentication token from Gemalto which is supposed to offer higher security. Free Amazon Multi-Factor Authentication If you are able to run a time-based one-time password application on your smart phone, tablet or .puter you can utilize the free AWS MFA process. Using this method, when you log into your account with your traditional username and password, a token will be delivered to the application. The token is a one-time password that is generated from an out-of-band network separate from the users login network which reduces the chances of man in the middle attacks and makes the authentication process more secure. Gemalto Multi-Factor Authentication To increase security even further, Amazons users may pay for service through Gemalto which offers a keyfob device for authentication. Amazon states Gemaltos third part proprietary token device offers better security than the free process. After the RSA hard token breaches, many people are skeptical about the proprietary OTP tokens security. Secure Cloud .puting Amazon, like many .panies, is run on a cloud of servers which allows remote access of data to many users at once. Amazon.. and its cloud network offer financial information to its publishers so they can track their earnings. A publishers user account could display earnings and options for payment to the user. This is one of the reasons why the need for authentication security using a multi-factor process was necessary. One of the most secure forms of protection for any .pany storing data on the cloud is by using an out-of-band, multi-factor authentication process which Amazon has implemented. This is especially true for e.merce websites which may be storing financial data and personal information belonging to thousands of users. This added layer of security could be the very reason why the multinational electronic .merce corporation has not been present on recent data breach lists. 2011 was the year of data breaches and more .panies are like Amazon and are starting to utilize cloud .puting. Will these .panies follow suit to provide better protection and privacy to their users that are accessing information on the cloud or will there be a bigger data breach list containing more corporations in 2012? .panies utilizing the cloud to store and access information need to add additional layers of security to protect the information and the best way for them to do that is to utilize multi factor authentication. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: