Researchers test quantum encryption hacking risk

(Phys.org) —Quantum communication systems offer the promise of virtually unbreakable encryption. Unlike classical encryption, which is used to send secure data over networks today and whose security depends on the difficulty ...

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.

Deals site LivingSocial says it's been hacked

Online deals service LivingSocial said Friday that its website was hacked, and the personal data of more than 50 million customers may have been affected.

Teenage password security

Many of us are sharing increasing amounts of personal information through online social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. However, according to Charlott Lorentzen, Markus Fiedler and Henric Johnson ...

Google vision of password rings heard at security event

(Phys.org) —Google finds much appeal in gaining the distinction of leading the way toward a future where USB sticks and rings can replace traditional passwords. The idea of killing off passwords has been an attractive one ...

Google pays $7M fine to settle Wi-Fi privacy case (Update 2)

Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into a snoopy software program that enabled the Internet search leader to intercept emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent several years ...

Source: Google to pay $7M to settle Wi-Fi case (Update)

Google will pay a $7 million penalty to settle an investigation into the Internet search leader's collection of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent over wireless networks several years ago in neighborhoods ...

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