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1Password bolts on a ‘pwned password’ check

Password management service 1Password has a neat new feature that lets users check whether a password they’re thinking of using has already been breached. At which point it will suggest they pic

Authentication now comes with a wave of your hand

Under the nom de guerre of Redrock Biometrics, two former Leap Motion execs are waging war on the world's legions of identification cards, pin numbers, passwords, and voice identification technologies

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court

A UK court has reaffirmed the power for state agents to use sweeping counterterrorism legislation to require travelers hand over the passwords for their digital devices for their contents to be search

I was hacked

At about 9pm on Tuesday, August 22 a hacker swapped his or her own SIM card with mine, presumably by calling T-Mobile. This, in turn, shut off network services to my phone and, moments later, allowed

Facebook expands delegated account recovery in a play for the next billion users

Facebook is expanding a new account recovery tool that allows other sites to establish encrypted account recovery tokens that are stored by Facebook. It's a slick security feature that will be an easy

Researchers demonstrate how PINs and other info can be gathered through phone movement

A team of researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K. has published a paper highlighting some troubling findings linking on-board sensors with privacy issues. Using data collected by mobile device

How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak

Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and

Major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites

Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers’ websites. The announce

This must be the year of mobile security

If I gave you my phone right you’d be able to figure out a lot of stuff about me. If I didn’t unlock it you’d see some of the news I read, the apps I use, and even some of the messag

Netgear exploit could expose passwords for thousands of routers

It’s time to update your firmware. An exploit that affects a number of Netgear routers can easily give hackers access to your wireless admin password which could lead to router lock-out or, wors

Facebook challenges email for control of your online identity

Getting locked out of your account sucks. Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of forgetting a password, losing the phone on which they receive two-factor authentication codes, or jumbling

Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

No one wants to hand over their account to a hacker. Today, Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised. Facebook users can now use a securit

Charter Spectrum tweets terrible Wi-Fi security advice

The Super Bowl is in two weeks. The Patriots versus the Falcons. And Charter Communication’s Spectrum service wants you to change your wifi password to support your favorite team! Don’t do

Hackers release source code for a powerful DDoS app called Mirai

After doing heavy damage to KrebsOnSecurity and other web servers the creator of the Mirai botnet, a program designed to harness insecure IoT devices to run massive denial of service attacks, has appa

UnifyID wants to bury the password once and for all

The old-fashioned password gets little respect from hackers these days. In fact, it's barely a speed bump for them to get past. The hacker can find your password or even the answers to your "security"

GitHub accounts targeted in password reuse attack

Following a massive cache of LinkedIn passwords being dumped online last month, users of another online service -- Github -- have become the latest target of a password reuse attack as hackers apparen

How activist DeRay Mckesson’s Twitter account was hacked

Even though several huge data breaches have recently exposed hundreds of millions of social media login credentials online, users aren’t re-setting their passwords — which means you’ll p

How Twitter secured accounts after user credentials were sold online

Rumors of a Twitter breach started circulating yesterday afternoon, fittingly, on Twitter . Security researchers cautioned users to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication, a feat

Apple offers a workaround and patch for older iOS devices stuck halfway through the iOS 9.3 update

It seems that some iOS users on older devices are running into a snag during the 9.3 update. If you have an iPhone 5S, iPad Air or earlier model, you might want to wait a few days for the update to th

Dashlane Brings YubiKey Support To Its Password Manager

Using password managers like Dashlane or LastPass is probably one of the best ways to stay safe on the Internet (because you really don’t want to recycle your passwords), but when your password
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