Twitter says hackers compromise 250K accounts
Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its ...
Researchers develop grammar-aware password cracker
When writing or speaking, good grammar helps people make themselves be understood. But when used to concoct a long computer password, grammar—good or bad—provides crucial hints that can help someone crack that password, ...
Software developer questions why Google Chrome allows for display of saved passwords in plain text
Researchers ID 'smishing' vulnerability in Android
(Phys.org)—Mobile security researchers have identified a new vulnerability in popular Android platforms, including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The vulnerability has been confirmed by ...
Fairy-wren babies need password for food
It's always a good idea to listen to your mother, but that goes double for baby fairy-wrens even before they are hatched.
'Password fatigue' haunts Internet masses
Looking for a safe password? You can give HQbgbiZVu9AWcqoSZ mChwgtMYTrM7HE3ObVWGepMe OsJf4iHMyNXMT1BrySA4d7 a try. Good luck memorizing it.
Japanese partnership results in palm recognition security for smartphones
Android rises to top—in malware threats, survey shows
The Android operating system accounted for 79 percent of all malware infections on smartphones, and the threat is multiplying, a security firm said Thursday.
Skeptics scoff, privacy advocates protest as biometric IDs advance
Long envisioned as an alternative to remembering scores of computer passwords or lugging around keys to cars, homes and businesses, technology that identifies people by their faces or other physical features finally is gaining ...
Distributed Credential Protection: Trying to beat the hackers and protect our passwords
US, British officials victims of Stratfor hack: press
Email addresses and passwords belonging to British, US and NATO officials were posted online following the hacking of a US intelligence analysis firm over Christmas, the Guardian daily reported Monday.
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 ...