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How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security (Linux.com)

How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security (Linux.com)

Posted Feb 14, 2013 21:52 UTC (Thu) by storner (subscriber, #119)
Parent article: How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security (Linux.com)

There's a PAM module for Google Authenticator - it works quite nicely. Have it setup to enforce two-factor authentication when logging in with a password, or when trying to su/sudo for root access.

Not so easy to use for authenticating to websites, though.


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How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security (Linux.com)

Posted Feb 14, 2013 22:24 UTC (Thu) by Henning (subscriber, #37195) [Link]

The Google Authenticator is covered by the article as they had looked at it and found it had certain shortcomings.
I am quite excited about this progress as my company is currently relying on a physical proprietary two-factor solution which is expensive, has several shortcomings and a dodgy record. Using a regular smartphone might not be secure enough for our environment but it could be possible that buying in cheap, very locked down smartphones/computers for this sole purpose, could be a viable and much cheaper solution in the near future.

How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security (Linux.com)

Posted Feb 14, 2013 23:19 UTC (Thu) by mricon (subscriber, #59252) [Link]

I go into detail describing why the PAM module cannot be securely used in a centralized fashion here: http://blog.mricon.com/2012/12/limitations-of-google-auth...


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