security

  • Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager

    Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager

    Dashlane came to life in 2011 as a somewhat stealthy startup out of Paris that promised a smart approach to the sometimes-frustrating art of consumers managing multiple passwords. Nearly three years on, with some key product iterations under its belt, the company is announcing a couple of milestones: 2 million consumers using its products for some $1 billion in e-commerce transactions; and… Read More

  • FireEye Buys nPulse Technologies For $60M+ To Beef Up Network Security Suite

    FireEye Buys nPulse Technologies For $60M+ To Beef Up Network Security Suite

    Today, FireEye, a security and intrusion detection company, bought nPulse Technologies to beef up its security platform by giving customers easier insight into the nature of a network intrusion. According to FireEye, they will pay approximately $60 million in cash, and issue around $10 million in stock consideration that is subject to the achievement of certain milestones. They did not… Read More

  • Microsoft Patches Latest Internet Explorer Security Flaw — Even For XP Users

    Microsoft Patches Latest Internet Explorer Security Flaw — Even For XP Users

    Microsoft is issuing an update to Internet Explorer today that patches a very serious security issue in its browser. This issue came to light over the weekend and what made it especially problematic was that it involved every version from IE 6 forward. Windows XP users, however, can’t update their browser beyond version 8 and Microsoft isn’t patching XP anymore at this point in… Read More

  • Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To The Desktop

    Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To The Desktop

    When you use two-factor authentication, chances are you are getting your second factor from a mobile phone app like Google Authenticator or Authy. This makes sense, given that you want to ensure that nobody who has access to your computer also has access to the application that provides you with your second key for accessing your private accounts. Authy is turning this idea on its head today… Read More

  • Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

    Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

    Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints found in the developer preview channel of Chrome OS by Android Police (via 9to5Google). Early code included in the latest build suggests there will one day be a way to unlock your Chromebook just… Read More

  • New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery

    New IBM Services Target Security And Disaster Recovery

    IBM has seen the technology world changing as much as any other vendor and that’s part of the reason it bought SoftLayer last year –to broaden its cloud offerings. Today, the company has built upon that, announcing new security and disaster recovery services that could make the cloud more attractive to companies that remain skeptical. One area the cloud excels in is… Read More

  • Google Strengthens Android App Security With Continuous Post-Install Scans

    Google is making a change to its Android security systems today that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps. Currently, Android users can have Google scan their apps for malicious code at the time of installation. Going forward, Google will expand this program with a more service-based system that will… Read More

  • PasswordBox Partnership Lets The Nymi ECG Wristband Log You In Anywhere On Mobile

    PasswordBox Partnership Lets The Nymi ECG Wristband Log You In Anywhere On Mobile

    The Nymi armband from Toronto-startup Bionym is edging closer to reality, and a new partnership announced today helps make it more clear how it’ll be useful to everyday consumers. Bionym is teaming up with PasswordBox to make it possible to authenticate your mobile logins using your heart rate automatically, for super fast access to sites, devices and services. PasswordBox is a login… Read More

  • The Internet Is Held Together With Bubble Gum And Baling Wire

    The Internet Is Held Together With Bubble Gum And Baling Wire

    Did you know that, to quote an angry hacker: The Internet from every angle has always been a house of cards held together with defective duct tape. It’s a miracle that anything works at all. Those who understand a lot of the technology involved generally hate it, but at the same time are astounded that for end users, things seem to usually work rather well. Today I want to talk about all… Read More

  • Tumblr Gets More Secure With Addition Of Two-Factor Authentication

    Tumblr Gets More Secure With Addition Of Two-Factor Authentication

    Tumblr today added a very important security feature to its service, with the addition of two-factor authentication – an option available within the blogging service’s “Settings” section as of now. The move sees Tumblr at last joining the ranks of other top tech companies, including Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, the majority of which offer some sort of… Read More

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