Passwords

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

    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 “Password AutoFill for Apps,” which will offer easy access to your passwords right from the iOS keyboard when you’re on an app’s login screen. Read More

  • Trusona develops passwordless access for Salesforce

    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 passwords. Trusona, a company trying to transform identity, announced today that it is releasing support for passwordless entry on Salesforce.com. Hey, it’s a start. The trouble with the password… Read More

  • New comer Transmit Security wants to simplify biometric authentication

    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 high-profile hacks over the last several years from the DNC to Sony to Target; it’s clear that we need better ways to prevent unauthorized access to our computer networks. One of the… Read More

  • Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

    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, although the passwords are secured with the strong hashing algorithm bcrypt. Weebly said in an email to customers that user IP addresses were also taken in the breach. “We do not believe… Read More

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

    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 activity on their accounts. The feature is similar to Google’s in that it tracks the account activity and devices associated with your Yahoo account, but it doesn’t provide as much… Read More

  • Reimagining the ecosystem for identity verification Crunch Network

    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, passwords seemed like the most obvious way to verify account ownership. But, over time, and with the increasing complexity and diversity of internet usage, we can all agree on one… Read More

  • Dashlane brings an enterprise password management tool to mobile devices

    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 their personal passwords, as well as those assigned to them by their workplace, in the company’s mobile app. The tool, which is known as “Spaces,” first launched on the desktop… Read More

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

    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 online services like Netflix and HBO GO is a fairly common activity these days — and now, thanks to the verdict, one that breaks federal law. But don’t panic just yet: Netflix is still… Read More

  • Oops! Wearables can leak your PINs and passwords

    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 connected sensors, strewn hither and thither, opening up potential attack vectors for determined hackers. Hence the need for really robust security thinking to lock down the risks. Read More

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