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Blog Archives: December 2017

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Two-Factor Authentication

December 05, 2017
Kevin Kaland
Two-factor Authentication (2FA) often seems like magic. However, it is, like most things in the world of security, based on mathematics. This blog post will dive into the specifications and algorithms used by 2FA and tell you more than you will likely ever need to know. The definitive origins of “2FA” as such are not as clear as one might think. However, the original OTP (One-Time Password) scheme for authentication was developed at Bellcore, primarily by Leslie Lamport, the developer of the algorithm. Several other contributors were ...

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