PINs

  • 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

  • No More Private Foursquare Check-ins? No Problem. Pins For iPhone Lets You Save & Share Your Favorite Places

    No More Private Foursquare Check-ins? No Problem. Pins For iPhone Lets You Save & Share Your Favorite Places

    Foursquare did away with private check-ins this week, finally ending support for what had been, for a long time, one of the service’s most-neglected features: the ability to privately track places you’ve visited for personal use. Today, a new iOS app simply called Pins is offering an alternative with the debut of a service that lets you collect, organize and optionally share lists… Read More

  • "Graphical passwords" to make PINs obsolete?

    I am not smart. I have one PIN that I use for everything I have that needs a PIN: my bank accounts, my phone lock, my private yacht, everything. Sure, you’re supposed to have seperate PINs for each, but who can keep track of all of those? It’s much easier to know that “4459” works on all my stuff. But for those of us who can’t keep track of all that math… Read More