Passwords

Still living under the tyranny of the password in 2017

When I lost access to my Google account recently, it left a gaping hole in my digital life and showed me just how tenuous the link to our online world can be. One thing I learned from the story I wrot

Shape Security introduces tool to blunt impact of stolen password caches

Shape Security is a company you may never heard of, yet it’s been around for five years and its founders include former Googlers and DoD officials. Their products provide the primary line of def

Dashlane universal password manager comes to Linux, Chromebook and Microsoft Edge

Dashlane, a popular password manager that now reaches 9 million users, is launching today on Linux, Chromebook, and in Microsoft Edge for the first time. The company before required users to install i

iOS 11’s new ‘Password Autofill for Apps’ won’t work with (or replace) your favorite password manager

The next version of Apple's iOS operating system, iOS 11, is going to make it easier for you to log into your apps. The new mobile operating system's software will introduce a new feature called "Pass

Trusona develops passwordless access for Salesforce

Last week, to commemorate World Password Day — yes, there really is such a thing — we ran my 2015 article called Kill the password, my treatise on the myriad problems associated with passw

New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

Transmit Security, a new security startup that wants to make it easier for developers to implement biometric authentication, came out of stealth today with $40 million in self-funding. With all of the

Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach,

Yahoo adds security event tracking to its Account Info page, but still no “delete” button

Following news of its large-scale data breach affecting 500 million account holders, Yahoo today rolled out a change to its Yahoo Account settings screen that will better alert users to unauthorized a

Reimagining the ecosystem for identity verification

What’s in a name? When it comes in the form of a password, everything. The password has long been the safeguard -- and in many cases, the only one -- to protect our online identity. At one point, pa

Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

The popular password management utility Dashlane is going after the larger enterprise market today with the announcement of a new tool that will allow mobile employees to switch access between both t

Psst… it’s still okay to share your Netflix password

A Federal Appeals Court this month issued a ruling that makes password-sharing a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. That has given many Americans pause, as sharing passwords to onli

Oops! Wearables can leak your PINs and passwords

The security nightmare posed by the Internet of Things isn't just related to the lack of expertise in the types of companies adding connectivity to gizmos and gadgets. It's the sensitivity of the conn

Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn accounts hacked

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been targeted by hackers who were yesterday able to briefly gain control of several of his social media accounts, some of which were defaced.

Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this year.) Bu

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 pick

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

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 serv

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 re

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 we

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
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