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Max factor: Toughening authentication

Stung by two data breaches, the White House last month ordered a so-called "30-day Cybersecurity Sprint" to tighten IT protection...

July 3rd, 2015 Howard Solomon


Hack at password manager LastPass raises questions

A number of security pros urge people to use password managers to keep track of passwords rather than use the...

June 16th, 2015 Howard Solomon


A day to push password security

If you haven't been lectured/reminded recently by the IT department on safe password practices, today a group of leading vendors...

May 7th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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The word on passwords: Why eight isn’t enough

Stolen credentials are among the most popular items for cyber attackers. The best way to get them, until recently, has...

April 24th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Startup offers another way to protect password databases

There are lots of ways hackers get passwords, including phishing and Web page scraping. Outright theft of an entire password...

April 16th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Some workers will sell passwords for US$150: Survey

Warnings about carelessness some employees can be with workplace passwords have become commonplace. However, a recent survey commissioned by access...

April 6th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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Call centre falls victim to impostor

If it wasn't for people, some wag once said, IT systems would be secure. Proof is in the number of...

March 19th, 2015 Howard Solomon


Check out these password managers

I have a three-ring binder beside my desk with dozens of passwords. From one point of view, it's a lousy...

February 3rd, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Intel buys Canadian firm to handle ‘password fatigue’

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has snapped up a Montreal-based company that offers a service almost anyone can use – the...

December 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano