It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things we’re undoubtedly thankful for is the ability to go on a massive spending spree immediately after turkey day. Just a little tip — when you’re busy buying, the bad guys are busy stealing.
Guest Post Why passwords are a problem.
Guest Post I reviewed more than 130 cloud and SaaS services and the results were a bit unexpected.
Arkami, a security identification startup, has raised a cool $1.8 million in funding to help grow its products such as myIDkey, the company announced today.
“Write ten lines of code and you’ll have two-factor authentication on your site,” CEO Robert Masse told me a few days ago in Montreal. “You still own the customer, and it’s completely free.”
System admins say list of Congress passwords not legitimate.
With 425,000 beta users on board, social password manager PasswordBox is going live. And it’s offering free-for-life memberships to the first million users who sign up.
Our current password system is a flawed patchwork of semi-fixes, and companies are already looking at ways to replace it.
Google released a public service announcement today to help every get better at making passwords. The video shows four different ways to create a strong one and protect your information.
More than half of us say we can’t remember all our passwords. Which makes sense, given that almost a third of all companies require their employees to remember six or more of them.
Twitter sent out a letter to publications today warning them that more attacks will come in the future and to start preparing now.
Twitter wants wants to make it tougher for bad guys to crack high-profile Twitter accounts. It’s about time.
Mat Honan got owned last year and it sucked, but you can still learn his lesson.
A team at UC Berkeley has discovered an mass-marketable way of measuring brainwaves and using them to replace passwords.
A Google developer discovered a number of attacks that could be aimed at Apple App Store, all fixable if Apple turned on HTTPS for all network activity regarding the marketplace. Apple finally took that action today.
Editor’s Pick Many of us don’t know how many accounts we have online, though it’s likely hundreds. Not knowing where you information is puts us at risk for losing that information.
Nok Nok, a company that uses your device’s hardware to authenticate you, raised $15M from DCM and Onset Ventures.
When it comes to passphrases, using proper grammar could actually hurt your password, rather than help you remember it.
If Google has its way, you could soon use an electronic ring rather than a password to login to websites.
Heroku was alerted to a security vulnerability that let anyone change an account’s password and take over the account. The company reacted quickly, pushing out a fix the next day.
Sorry, employers, it is officially against the law to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords in California and Illinois. Two bills banning businesses from the practice took effect Tuesday.
It’s time to get your resolutions in for 2013 and while it’d be great to drink more water or get out for a run every morning, you should add getting security savvy to the list.
Sponsored Post Ping Identity spoke with VentureBeat about why passwords are one of the weakest points in our cloud security and how best to manage your identity online.
A programmer found nearly 100,000 unprotected usernames and passwords on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ servers, according to his analysis released today. The IEEE is now working to clean up the mess.
If you forget your Apple iCloud password, don’t expect to hop on the phone to change it. Apple announced today that for the time being, it will no longer change passwords over the phone.
Former Gizmodo staffer Mat Honan’s iCloud account was compromised over the weekend after a hacker fooled an Apple Care technician into giving out his account details.
If you think people of the cloth are out of touch with modern technology, think again. A bishop of the Church of England just gave his congregation some security advice; if you want a hard-to-crack password that you’ll remember, pick a passage in the Bible. A security expert thinks the Church leader might be on to something.
After hearing reports that employers are asking prospective employees for their social media passwords to see their histories, Facebook has responded today by telling those employers to buzz off and users to not give up their passwords.