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One-Time Password: Frequently Asked Questions

Nick Smith | 27 March 2020
HOTP One-Time Password OTP TOTP

Answers to common questions relating to importing, provisioning and managing OTP hardware tokens in 2FA and MFA environments.

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times and Support

Microcosm | 17 December 2019
News

Full details of our opening times and sales and technical support over the festive period.

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Smart Card Standards: What Do They All Mean?

Nick Smith | 14 May 2019
NFC Smart Cards Standards

With so many smart card related standards in existence it is important to understand what they mean and how they are relevant. In this article we provide an overview of several key standards and what part they play in the smart card eco-system.

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Generic Identity Device Specification (GIDS) for Smart Card Authentication

Nick Smith | 22 April 2019
Authentication GIDS PKI Smart Cards

GIDS sets out the functionality of a physical identity device that can be used for authentication, such as a smart card or USB token.

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What is PKCS#11?

Nick Smith | 30 November 2018
PKCS#11 PKI

PKCS#11 defines an API to communicate with cryptographic security tokens such as smart cards, USB keys and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). Also known as "Cryptoki", PKCS#11 is part of the Public Key Cryptography Standards.

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Introducing Our New Partner, Korum Secure

Microcosm is pleased to announce that Korum Secure is our new distributor in France.

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Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.4 Released

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 2 August 2018
Copy Protection Dinkey Pro/FD Software Protection Trialware

We are very pleased to announce a new release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK, version 7.4. Version 7.4 brings a much sought-after feature to Dinkey Pro/FD—demo software keys. Read on to learn more.

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Google Advanced Protection Program

Google have introduced their strongest security for personal Google accounts. Support for hardware Security Keys now offers the strongest form of account protection against sophisticated phishing attacks.

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HOTP vs TOTP: What's the Difference?

Nick Smith | 3 July 2018
HOTP One-Time Password OTP TOTP

HOTP and TOTP are the two main standards for One-Time Password but what do they mean from a security perspective, and why would you choose one over the other?

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Microcosm is Now Listed on WiredGov

Lucy Stanton | 23 February 2018
News Public Sector Supplier WiredGov

Microcosm is pleased to announce that it is now listed on WiredGov, enabling the distribution of our digital security software and hardware to the UK government and public sector organisations.

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