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; ...
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 ...
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.
Geographical passwords worth their salt
It's much easier to remember a place you have visited than a long, complicated password, which is why computer scientist Ziyad Al-Salloum of ZSS-Research in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, is developing a system he calls geographical ...
Yahoo email account passwords stolen (Update 2)
Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.
'Password' no longer the Internet's worst password
The number sequence "123456" has overtaken "password" as the most common worst password among Internet users, an online security firm says.
New scheme uses shared visual cues to help people remember multiple passwords
(Phys.org) —It turns out that the way to keep track of your many passwords to online accounts is the same as how to get to Carnegie Hall—practice, practice, practice. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon ...
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 ...
Google relents—adds system password prompt before displaying web passwords
Hackers steal data from 2.9mn Adobe customers
Software titan Adobe Systems warned that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.
Software developer questions why Google Chrome allows for display of saved passwords in plain text
Player information swiped in hack of Ubisoft system
Videogame titan Ubisoft on Tuesday warned that hackers swiped names, email addresses and other information about users of its online gaming community.
Feature stops apps from stealing phone users' passwords
Imagine downloading a NetFlix app to your phone so that you can watch movies on the go. You would expect the app to request your account's username and password the first time it runs. Most apps do.