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 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

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 sen

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 lett

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 an

This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn't just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized - Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one

Following Numerous Data Breaches, Dashlane And LastPass Apps Can Now Reset Passwords For You

Data breaches like the ones at Target, Neiman Marcus, Staples, Home Depot, and most recently Bebe, are now exceedingly common. Combined with large-scale security incidents like Heartbleed, web users

Mooltipass Is A PIN-Locked USB Box That Stores All Your Passwords Offline

Meet Mooltipass, a device taking aim at the password problem -- the problem being we desperately need better passwords to secure our digital stuff but our feeble human minds have trouble remembering e

Everykey Wants To Put Your Passwords On Your Wrist

The password as a digital authenticator is under more strain than ever. But is the answer to memorizing multiple complex secure passwords to rely on proximity and a physical wristband for logging in t

1Password’s iOS 8 Update Goes Freemium, Brings Touch ID To Some Apps

1Password, the app that keeps your accounts secure by generating long, complex passwords and letting you access them by a single password of your choice, arrives on iOS 8 today and brings with it exte

Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvi

Ebay Says Lists Of Stolen Customer Data Now Appearing Online Aren’t Legit

Following yesterday’s announcement of a cyberattack which compromised a “large number” of eBay users’ personal information, several lists purporting to contain that illegally a

New App Lets You Unlock Your Mac By Knocking On Your iPhone

Can your mobile phone become a replacement for manually typing in a password? That's the promise of a new application called <a target="_blank" href="http://www.knocktounlock.com/">Knock</a>, launchin
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