Passwords

  • Password management startup Dashlane, now with 5M users, raises $22.5M led by TransUnion

    Password management startup Dashlane, now with 5M users, raises $22.5M led by TransUnion

    Dashlane, the New York startup that provides a platform for users to manage their passwords and online identities across multiple sites and apps, has raised a further $22.5 million in funding and picked up a key strategic investor and partner in the process. TransUnion, a credit monitoring and ID protection company, led a Series C round, and it will use the deal to develop services with… Read More

  • Passwords May Soon Be Passé Crunch Network

    Passwords May Soon Be Passé

    The early January theft of more than 320,000 user emails and passwords from cable giant Time Warner Cable gave validation to the argument that simple password authentication is becoming less and less reliable. But the Time Warner Cable hack is far from being the worst case of identity theft. In fact, it’s quite insignificant compared to some of the more severe cases we’ve seen in… Read More

  • LogMeIn Acquires Password Management Software LastPass For $110 Million

    LogMeIn Acquires Password Management Software LastPass For $110 Million

    With an increasing number of data breaches putting users’ personal information at risk, a company that helps online users better manage their account information with various websites and services, as well as help customers run security checks on their accounts, seems like it would have the potential for serious growth. That’s what remote access software maker LogMeIn is hoping… Read More

  • This Could Be The Year Of The University Hack Crunch Network

    This Could Be The Year Of The University Hack

    You’re a college freshman relishing in your newfound freedom. You wake up in your cramped dorm room, roll over and grab your laptop to check Facebook — but when you type in your password, it’s rejected. Slightly annoyed, you pull on some clothes, grab your backpack and head to the local coffee shop, where your credit card is promptly declined. Frazzled and in desperate need… Read More

  • Ashley Madison Hack Latest Reminder Stupid Passwords Are Stupid

    Ashley Madison Hack Latest Reminder Stupid Passwords Are Stupid

    The recent hack of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison, which resulted in data from millions of accounts being dumped online, has one more salutary yet familiar lesson to deliver: even very well encrypted stupid passwords are still stupid. Read More

  • Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition Crunch Network

    Next-Gen Cybersecurity Is All About Behavior Recognition

    In the wake of devastating personal information leaks, like Target’s back in 2014 affecting more than 70 million customers and the more recent Ashley Madison data breach, concerns over cybersecurity are at an all-time high. Financial advisers overwhelmingly cite cybersecurity as their number-one concern, with business owners and everyday consumers sharing in those worries. Read More

  • Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

    Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

    Online blogging platform Medium announced this week a new way to log into its website, without having to use a password. Instead, users will be able to enter in an email address, then click a link sent to them in order to sign in to the site. Previously, the company allowed its users to sign in using their Twitter or Facebook credentials, but it received feedback from many who said they wanted… Read More

  • Breathalyzers, Selfies And Body Sweat? A Wallet Password Replacement Showdown Crunch Network

    Breathalyzers, Selfies And Body Sweat? A Wallet Password Replacement Showdown

    If you hate typing long passwords into super small screens, I have good news: smart people are trying to fix the problem. Yes, the whole rigmarole of creating a word that has at least one capital letter, one number and one special character could soon be history. For the mobile payment industry, this is exciting news because people won’t use mobile wallets if they have to enter a… Read More

  • Dashlane’s “Inbox Scan” Tool Uncovers The Passwords You’ve Saved In Your Email

    Dashlane’s “Inbox Scan” Tool Uncovers The Passwords You’ve Saved In Your Email

    Even if you create and use secure passwords with your various online sites, there are still a number of ways they can leak out. One area that’s often overlooked, according to password manager and digital wallet provider Dashlane, is email. That is, people often share their login credentials and plain-text passwords along with other sensitive data via email messages. That means if… Read More