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NASA breach shows again that brute force password attacks work

It isn't uncommon for hackers to boast about their exploits; it adds a bit of credibility to their work. So...

February 2nd, 2016 Howard Solomon


Seven tips for creating a better password policy

In the not too-distance future passwords will disappear, replaced by biometrics, smart phones and other tricks. Until then system administrators...

October 30th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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End the tyranny of passwords

We all know how much of a bad idea writing down complex passwords is. Yet people do it all the time....

October 28th, 2015 IT World Canada Staff


Researchers find a way to improve password protection

IBM researchers in Zurich hope they've found a way to solve one of the great vexing problems for CISOs: Making...

October 19th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Don’t take a pass on optional administrative password opportunities

Password management has been a thorn in the sides of CISOs for some time, not only to keep track of...

October 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Online identity management is a mess, and it’s time for Canadians to fix it

After my son was registered for summer camp, we received an email that we needed to go to the camp's...

August 6th, 2015 Mark Olson

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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