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the process of establishing the authenticity of a person or other entity. Not to be confused with authorization - defining access rights to resources.

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You've misunderstood the meaning of two factor authentication. If you remove one factor (by trivialising it), then you no longer have two factor authentication, you have one factor authentication
answered Dec 5 '15 by Jon Bentley
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On Stack Exchange, if you login with your email address and password and then get captcha tested, you have to provide your credentials a second time after passing the captcha. I've been trying to fig …
asked Mar 27 '18 by Jon Bentley
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There is a security benefit to providing generic messages that hasn't been mentioned. Alice is attempting to brute force an account on Bob's server. For the first few attempts Alice gets back the mes …
answered May 31 '17 by Jon Bentley