When it comes to authentication, any given system that doesn’t attain the state of balance between being sufficiently usable and secure is basically an impractical authentication system.Since the very beginning, the traditional credentials-based authentication system has taken dominance over any other alternatives.But still it doesn’t come without its own shortcomings, as in this case, losing the one password will prevent access to all services associated with the SSO system; let alone the potential risk of mass account compromisation.Another approach that has been introduced is what’s called “one-time password (OTP)”, which tries to mitigate many risks such as replay attacks and any potential of phishing attacks to some extend.INGERSOLL - Oxford OPP have charged a man from Ingersoll with robbery after a car jacking in Tillsonburg.Police say 36 year old Paul William Caughlin stole a truck from a home on Queen Street on Monday morning.Read More » Computer Architecture Study Guide Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students.
The QR code may encode a server URL of the website.
One approach is the single sign-on system (a.k.a SSO), where a user can simply have one single account that enables him to authenticate to multiple services.
This somewhat resolves the aforementioned "password fatigue” problem as a user no longer needs to burden himself with too many passwords to remember and no longer is tempted to develop bad habits like reusing the same password over and over again.
QRLJacking or Quick Response Code Login Jacking is a simple social engineering attack vector capable of session hijacking affecting all applications that rely on “Login with QR code” feature as a secure way to login into accounts.
In a simple way, In a nutshell victim scans the attacker’s QR code results of session hijacking.
But on the downside, these passwords are typically hard to memorise, and therefore, they require additional technology to be deployed.