Japanese tech conglomerate Sony may be looking to apply blockchain to a proposed user login system, according to a new patent application.
Released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Oct. 26, the document outlines how the electronics maker might use two different blockchain platforms in conjunction with each other as part of a multi-factor authentication system (MFA).
MFA systems work by giving users two different credentials to log into a website or program. After a user enters a standard username and password, an authentication token generates a code, which they must also input to gain access. The idea is that while an attacker might be able to gain a user’s password, they usually cannot also gain access to the token, which generates a different code for every login…
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