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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 ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Team Prosecco dismantles security tokens

(Phys.org) -- As password systems alone prove inadequate to protect information on computers against hackers, security customers have taken the advice of vendors to step up to tokens, those online security ...

Jun 27, 2012 report
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So many passwords, so little memory

How many keys are on your keychain? I just looked at mine and counted nine keys. And that's not counting the bulky little remote control key fob that locks and unlocks my car. I've tried to consolidate my keys by making one ...

Apr 15, 2009
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Gawker hack underscores flaws with passwords

The fallout from a hacking attack on Gawker Media Inc. a week ago underscores a basic security risk of living more of our lives online: Using the same username and password for multiple sites is convenient, but costly.

Dec 19, 2010
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Colorado woman must turn over computer hard drive

(AP) -- Readily available, easy-to-use software can encrypt a computer hard drive so thoroughly it would take years for a hacker to break in. But that seems to be no impediment for government prosecutors, who have obtained ...

Feb 21, 2012
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