Amazon.com has required an undisclosed number of customers to reset passwords to their online accounts after the company said some passwords "may have been improperly stored" on devices.
We all need some kind of authentication process if we are to access information systems at work or at home. We know why we need to do it: to make sure we have access to our data and unauthorised people don't.
While the safety of their private financial information is a big deal for a lot of people, when it comes to protecting it, many are actually pretty lax, a new survey says.
A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web—available for hackers, spies and thieves.
Mix upper and lower case letters in your password? Substitute the numeral 1 for the letter l? Throw in an exclamation point and other special characters? Who can remember all that for dozens of websites and services?
Apple and Starbucks are two of the world's most trusted companies, but they both recently fell victim to security hacks. Both set up systems that appear to have allowed hackers to break into customers' accounts by repeatedly ...
High on the White House's hit list: The series of letters, numbers and symbols you type in when you access everything from your bank account to your Netflix list.
"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. But when ...
Amazon.com's video game streaming platform Twitch informed users that their accounts may have been hacked.
Passwords are a pain. I've just had to rummage around for the password required in order to post this article. I seem to have 100 or more different identities on different websites to manage. Whenever I book a flight or buy ...