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Data Privacy Day 2021 - A New Future for Authentication

29 Jan, 2021 by Robert Griffin, CEO

Today, Thursday 28th January is International Data Privacy day. Historically, this has caught little attention but I hope and believe that its significance and profile might grow in the future. For the last two decades, online media has focused on the development of ever more intrusive and detailed online user profiling. Its purpose was both to ensnare users in a dopamine-craving bubble and then empower advertisers to exploit the resultant glued audience with micro-targeted messages precisely optimised to convert.…

MIRACL® unveils new venture with Intergence Systems Ltd

25 Jan, 2021 by Michael Tanaka, CCO

This month we’re delighted to announce details of a brand new partnership with Intergence Systems Ltd – a Cambridge based IT Infrastructure consultancy. The deal will see MIRACL Trust® integrated into Stratiam – Intergence’s well-regarded IT platform, which works by providing the user with a bird’s eye view of an organisation’s entire IT infrastructure whilst enabling them to delve into specific elements as needed. Using AI to solve complex problems much faster and more cost-effectively, Stratiam correlates data from multiple sources and presents a unique, single view of a companies IT infrastructure.…

Attempted Fraudulent log-in rises by 282% YOY

12 Jan, 2021 by Robert Griffin, CEO

In my previous blog last month, I highlighted how easily our credentials were sold on the dark web – and shared some alarming stats in relation to online consumer fraud and identity theft, particularly in relation to account takeovers. Today we assess the current rate of credential stuffing and question why this is continuing to increase at an alarming rate. What is the current rate of credential stuffing? In the last quarter we estimate there were over 10 billion credential stuffing attacks globally with high profile victims in the last few months including Spotify (350,000 accounts in November) and Activision (500,000 accounts in September).…

Why You Shouldn't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

21 Dec, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

When it comes to Cyber Sec the old saying runs true - You shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. Sometimes that advice is ignored, with very poor outcomes - such as a basket full of broken eggs. In the world of Cyber Security this advice is particularly important, and is precisely why all expert opinion converges on recommending multi-factor authentication. If one basket gets compromised, you still get an egg for breakfast.…

PRESS RELEASE: New international Partnership with AGT

15 Dec, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

MIRACL announces new international Partnership with AGT MIRACL today announces a new, exciting partnership with AGT – a leading cyber security solutions provider with a significant presence in the Middle East and Africa. Forging this new agreement will provide exciting opportunities for both organisations – MIRACL to reach out to new geographical regions, and AGT to capitalise on providing the ultra-secure MIRACL passwordless authentication solutions to its customers. Founded in Berlin about two decades ago, AGT is a leading cyber security solutions provider with a strong consultancy focus and extensive system integration expertise.…

FOR SALE: Hacked online identities - get started for free!

10 Dec, 2020 by Rob Griffin, CEO

The last few months have seen some truly alarming stats in relation to online consumer fraud and identity theft, particularly in relation to account takeovers. In this three part series we’ll take a closer look at Credential Stuffing, a very common, high volume, automated bot attack. It’s all about authentication Across new account registrations, payments fraud and attacks on the account login, two thirds of attacks are now directed at account login.…

MIRACL Joins the Mayor’s International Business Programme

27 Oct, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

MIRACL are pleased to announce that they have today been accepted onto London & Partners ‘Mayor’s International Business Programme’ for 2020, as part of cohort 18. Rob Griffin, CEO at MIRACL comments, “To have the opportunity to be part of this latest cohort is ideal timing for MIRACL and we are delighted to have been accepted onto the Mayor’s International Business Programme. The increased risk to businesses as regards cyber security off the back of the pandemic this year has really accelerated the need for organisations to re-asses their authentication processes.…

7 Must-Ask Questions When Selecting An Authentication Technology

11 Sep, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

Are you in the process of reviewing your authentication procedure for your customers? Struggling to determine the most effective solution for your needs? Need top notch security but an easy experience for your customers? Look no further. We’re here to help. We’ve liaised with our team of cyber experts, including the very credible cyptographer Dr Michael Scott, to come up with a shortlist of good things to consider as you do your research.…

The Biometric Apocalypse

11 Aug, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

Biometrics are increasingly popular as a method of authentication. But are we all aware of the threat they bring. Could the Biometric Apocalypse one day become a reality? I hope not. Biometrics are all the rage. They displace passwords and PINS, and all you have to do is smile at your device to be recognised and allowed immediate access to all kinds of Internet based services. User Experiences don’t get any better than that.…

How to protect a secret

29 Jul, 2020 by Dr Michael Scott

Today’s blog is written by our Chief Crypto Officer and expert Dr Michael Scott who shares his thoughts on to how to keep a secret - and more importantly how it assists when it comes to reliable and highly secure authentication. Many people think that cryptography is just about encryption. But saying that cryptography is just about encryption is rather like saying that geography is just about mountains. (What have mountains got to do with cryptography?…

MIRACL Selected for LORCA Cohort 5

16 Jul, 2020 by MIRACL Technologies Ltd

MIRACL has this week been selected to join LORCA after competing with a number of other organisations as part of the competitive selection process. MIRACL has been announced as one of just 17 companies to form part of the LORCA’s fifth cohort. A huge accolade to the technology and support it is generating to form part of its’ success. After consulting with industry, security professionals, policymakers and a cross-spectrum of sectors, LORCA announced an open call in March 2020 for start-up’s with solutions to challenges presented by a connected society, including supply chain security, digital identity and the digital risk associated with an increasingly connected world to apply.…

The impact Covid19 has had on cybercrime (3 min read)

02 Jul, 2020 by Michael Tanaka, CCO

In today’s blog we analyse the impact the pandemic has had on cybercrime and why now is the time to ensure your systems are as effective as they can be to minimise risk of attack to you and your clients Cyber attacks, globally, have risen during the Coronavirus pandemic – cybercriminals exploiting the new WFH normal and heavier reliance of digital across the globe, and across demographics. Video conferencing has kept conversational contact alive – whether that’s socially or with business and the ever reliance of online shopping has alleviated some of the limitations of life under lockdown.…