Twitch has backed down on its attempts to force stronger password complexity on its site post-hacking, after multiple complaints from its userbase.
A British bank has been trialling a different type of biometrics, allowing their customers to confirm their identity via heartbeat according to the BBC.
Account holders with Toys “R” Us have been informed that their passwords will be reset, after unauthorised third-parties attempted to gain access to the company’s reward program.
WWE superstar Antonio Cesaro was the victim of a Twitter hack this week, as a wrestling fanatic hacked his account to vent against company chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
Gamers using Raptr and AMD Gaming Evolved chat services should change their login details immediately, following a breach that could give hackers access to names, email addresses and passwords
Use HipChat? Be aware that hackers have accessed the names, usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords for some users.
Sky News reports that the United States military is investing heavily in new identify verification techniques that could replace passwords and biometric solutions for security.
Twitter has announced the release of its Digits password alternative for websites, reports ZDNet.
A survey by Visa Europe has found that the majority of those aged 16 to 24 would feel extremely comfortable with biometric security measures.
Sony executives turned to old BlackBerries found in a basement in the firm’s California headquarters in, using SMS text messages and a ‘phone tree’ to communicate in the wake of the attack.
Fingerprint biometrics are entering the mainstream as a security measure, with both Apple and Samsung relying on readers to secure their flagship phones – but biometrics may not be as secure as many believe.
13,000 login details including payment card numbers an expiry dates have leaked from online services including Amazon, Xbox Live, Playstation Network and more, according to Tech Crunch.
Technology might evolve, but cyber gangs rely on tried-and-tested tactics. With a bit of care and attention, it’s easy to sort the genuine bargains from the too-good-to-be-true fakes.