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Microcosm, the Software Copy Protection Experts

Nick Smith | 6 Mai 2020
Software Protection Copy Protection

With over 30 years experience in the software protection industry, Microcosm offers a range of copy protection solutions that delivers the perfect combination of security and ease of use. In this post we outline our history and describe our current software protection solutions.

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COVID-19 Information

Microcosm | 3 April 2020
News COVID-19

Information about changes to our service due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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One-Time Password: Frequently Asked Questions

Nick Smith | 27 März 2020
One-Time Password

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 Dezember 2019
News

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

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Chipkartenstandards: Was bedeuten sie?

Nick Smith | 14 Mai 2019
Chipkarten Normen

Da es so viele Normen für Chipkarten gibt, ist es wichtig zu verstehen, was diese bedeuten und inwiefern sie relevant sind. In diesem Artikel geben wir einen Überblick über mehrere Schlüsselstandards und ihre Rolle im Chipkarten-Ökosystem.

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Generic Identity Device Specification (GIDS) for Smart Card Authentication

Nick Smith | 22 April 2019
Generic Identity Device Specification GIDS Smart Cards PKI Authentication

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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Was ist PKCS#11?

Nick Smith | 30 November 2018
PKCS#11 PKI

PKCS#11 definiert eine API zur Kommunikation mit kryptographischen Sicherheitstoken wie Chipkarten, USB-Schlüsseln und Hardware-Sicherheitsmodulen (HSMs). Auch bekannt als „Cryptoki“, ist PKCS#11 Teil des Public Key Cryptography Standards.

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Introducing Our New Partner, Korum Secure

Mark Chater | 29 November 2018
News Korum Secure Dinkey Pro/FD CopyMinder IT Security Hardware

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
Dinkey Pro/FD Copy 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

Nick Smith | 18 Juli 2018
Google Advanced Protection Anti-Phishing Security Keys

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 und TOTP: Welche Unterschiede gibt es?

Nick Smith | 3 Juli 2018
HOTP TOTP Einmalkennwort

HOTP und TOTP sind die beiden wichtigsten Normen für Einmalkennwörter (OTPs, one-time passwords), doch welche Bedeutung haben sie aus sicherheitstechnischer Sicht und unter welchen Umständen sollte man sich für welche Option entscheiden?

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Microcosm is Now Listed on WiredGov

Lucy Stanton | 23 Februar 2018
WiredGov Public Sector Supplier

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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Cybersecurity Budgets

Lucy Stanton | 5 Dezember 2017
Cybersecurity

Driven by ever-increasing rates of cyber crime, spending on cybersecurity is expected to rise by 12-15% over the next five years, with cumulative global spending predicted to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021.

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Dinkey Pro/FD Version 7.3 Released

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 18 Oktober 2017
Dinkey Pro/FD Shell JSON macOS Linux Copy Protection

We are very pleased to announce a new release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK, version 7.3. Read on to learn more about what's new in version 7.3 and how it can benefit you.

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Why Passwords are Failing to Keep Systems Secure

Lucy Stanton | 17 August 2017
Passwords SmartSign Biometric Authentication

When designing a system, using passwords to protect access might be the first thing you think of. However, this is rarely enough to secure sensitive information.

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Microcosm Selected as UK Government G-Cloud Supplier

Nick Smith | 19 Mai 2017
G-Cloud 9 Digital Marketplace Cloud Software Authentication SaaS

Microcosm is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a G-Cloud 9 supplier by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as part of the latest iteration of the G-Cloud Framework.

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New Developments in OTP Authentication Hardware

Nick Smith | 19 Januar 2017
One-time Password OTP Authentication

Despite the emergence of mobile-based authentication technologies and the convenience they offer, organisations concerned with security continue to embrace the humble One-Time Password (OTP) token and the security it brings.

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Dinkey Pro/FD New Features & Improved Hardware

The Dinkey Pro/FD Team | 7 Oktober 2016
Dinkey Pro/FD DinkeyWeb macOS Linux Copy Protection

We are very pleased to announce a number of recent improvements to Dinkey Pro/FD, both in hardware and software. In particular, the latest release of the Dinkey Pro/FD SDK — version 7.2 — introduces some great new functionality requested by many of our customers using Mac OS X and Linux.

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