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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

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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