Does your password pass muster?
"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. ...
Better passwords get with the beat
No password is 100% secure. There are always ways and means for those with malicious intent to hack, crack or socially engineer access to a password. Indeed, there are more and more websites and databases compromised on a ...
Strong protection for weak passwords
(PhysOrg.com) -- The combination of simple codes and Captchas, which are even more encrypted using a chaotic process, produces effective password protection.
Security firm finds smartphones lacking in security
Hacker group launches online social network
Infamous hacker group Anonymous launched Monday its own social network after being rejected by Google's freshly-launched online community.
Sony Ericsson's Canada site hacked: company
Hackers have attacked Sony Ericsson's Canadian eShop website, affecting 2,000 users, the latest online strike against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant, a Sony spokesman said Wednesday.
The power of graphics processing units may threaten the world’s password security system
It’s been called revolutionary - technology that lends supercomputer-level power to any desktop. What’s more, this new capability comes in the form of a readily available piece of hardware, a graphics processing unit ...
Putting the password problem in perspective
Passwords are one of the banes of my life. I bet they are for you, too.
1.29 million customers' data stolen from Sega (Update)
Hackers have stolen the personal data of some 1.29 million customers of the Japanese game maker Sega, the company said Sunday, in a theft via a website of its European unit.
Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident
Amazon.com's video game streaming platform Twitch informed users that their accounts may have been hacked.
When your body becomes your password, the end of the login is nigh
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 ...
'Your password is invalid': Improving website password practices
Internet users are increasingly asked to register with a user name and password before being able to access the content of many sites. In their upcoming Ergonomics in Design article, "A Passport to UX Design of Pas ...
Protecting our passwords, and our sanity
Start counting. How many passwords do you have?
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 ...