The quick brown fox can help secure your passwords online
In 2004 Bill Gates pronounced usernames and passwords dead. Gates, a man consistently thinking ahead of the crowd, was right. Most of us – including our employers and the online services we rely on – just ...
Apple ramps up iCloud defense against hackers
Apple is ramping up iCloud defenses in the aftermath of hackers swiping nude photos of celebrities from the online digital vault, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Simple passwords key to celebrity iCloud hacking
Cyber-security expert Gerome Billois explains how a "targeted attack" on some iCloud accounts—the Apple online service that stores all types of content—led to the release of nude celebrity photos.
Seven ways to create better, stronger passwords (Update)
This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. ...
New type of cryptography that can better resist "dictionary attacks"
Cryptographers in China have have developed a new type of cryptography that can better resist so-called offline "dictionary attacks", denial of service (DoS) hacks, and cracks involving eavesdroppers. Their approach, reported ...
Microsoft suggests new approach for users to manage web passwords
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Facelock: A new password alternative which plays to the strengths of human memory
Forgotten passwords are a serious problem for both IT managers and users. The root of the problem is a trade-off between memorability and security: simple passwords are easy to remember but easy to crack; ...
Line app urges password changes as Japan probes hacking (Update)
Smartphone messenger application Line, which has hundreds of millions of users across Asia, was urging people to change their passwords Thursday as Japanese police investigated the hacking of hundreds of ...
Are squiggly lines the future of password security?
As more people use smart phones or tablets to pay bills, make purchases, store personal information and even control access to their houses, the need for robust password security has become more critical ...
Four steps to a simpler, safer password system
Several high-profile security breaches have, of late, got many people wondering about their passwords.
Spotify breach will require Android app upgrades
Spotify is requiring people listening to its popular music service on Android devices to install new software as a safeguard against a recent security breach.
Massive breach at eBay, which urges password change (Update 2)
US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database containing customer passwords and other personal data in what could be one of the biggest breaches of its kind.
Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.