I was reading an article of a guy named Ken Hess who asked the question ‘Is multi-factor authentication the solution for identity theft?
What I liked is that he is being plain direct stating :
â€˜I deleted my Facebook account due to privacy concerns. I don’t like the fact that I have to worry about someone stealing my identity from some cheesy website. I don’t like feeling paranoid when I go to a bookstore and want to connect to their WiFi. And I really don’t like knowing that somewhere, someone spends their days trying to empty my bank account. These things really annoy me. They annoy me to the point of asking some authority to take action against them directly and indirectly.â€™
In fact, I’m drawing Â a line in the sand today. I’ll give the sites I use one year from July 1, 2013 to implement multi-factor authentication or I’ll stop using the site or service. Sites such as Twitter, Facebook, other social networking sites, banks, PayPal, Ebay, Gmail, etc. all need to setup some sort of secure login in the form of multi-factor authentication.
It’s really no longer an option not to have it.
How many identities, credit card numbers, and passwords have to be compromised before we take action?
Setup some way to identify me as me or I’ll stop using the site. If we all take this stand, we’ll be taking a stand for a safer Internet and a stronger stance against cybercriminals.
Multi-factor authentication will decrease the number of identity thefts. There’s no perfect way to thwart criminals because they spend their time trying not to make an honest living. You have to spend yours making sure that they receive diminishing returns for their efforts.â€™
We should all do the same by acting this way and give any company who we are dealing with one year, just â€˜One Yearâ€™.
And youâ€™ll see that 2014 will never be like 2014.