Could a doodle replace your password?

Nearly 80 percent of Americans own a smartphone, and a growing proportion of them use smartphones for internet access, not just when they're on the go. This leads to people storing considerable amounts of personal and private ...

Why we choose terrible passwords, and how to fix them

The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, but don't buy a cake or send cards. Computer chip maker Intel created the event as an annual reminder that, for most of us, our password habits are nothing to celebrate. Instead, ...

Lessons from Yahoo hack: Simple tips to safeguard your email

Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts—and hackers are exploiting that.

Researcher invents lip motion password technology

The use of biometric data such as fingerprints to unlock mobile devices and verify identity at immigration and customs counters are used around the world. Despite its wide application, once the scan is stolen or hacked, the ...

Why we should not know our own passwords

Since 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have been allowed to search electronic devices carried by citizens or noncitizens as they cross the border into the United States from other countries. More recently, ...

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