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.
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. ...
Team Prosecco dismantles security tokens
Wristband uses encryption to grant access to devices
Nortel was penetrated by hackers for decade: report
Bankrupt Canadian telecom company Nortel was penetrated for at least a decade by hackers believed to have been operating from China, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Online passwords are insecure: study
Online passwords are so insecure that one per cent can be cracked within 10 guesses, according to the largest ever sample analysis.
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; ...
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 ...
Four steps to a simpler, safer password system
Several high-profile security breaches have, of late, got many people wondering about their passwords.
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.
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.
Passwords: How to choose one and why we need them
I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I'm not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage.
Researchers use inkblots to improve security of online passwords
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen ...