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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

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How much is too much IT security?

Usually security implementers are aware of all the red tape they create, and evaluate the trade-offs against the value of...

August 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog


Behavior-based typing analysis may strengthen passwords

Before the computer age, spies sent some reports by Morse code.  Each had his or her own way of sending...

August 18th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Researchers give a red light to Web-based password managers

If you're like me, you have at least a dozen online passwords to keep track of. For work alone there...

July 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon