A new biometrics system could “read” blood vessels under the skin using thermal imaging cameras – a system which its inventors claim would be “almost impossible to spoof.”
Game publisher Ubisoft has fallen victim to a website hack, which exposed data including email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords.
Yahoo defended its plan to recycle inactive user IDs this week, saying that it had put in place safeguards to prevent the recycled usernames being used for identity theft.
Medical devices including heart defibrillators, patient monitors and anaesthesia devices include a dangerous password vulnerability which could be exploited by cyber attackers, according to the FDA.
A new era of secure passwords could be upon us with a facial password system that can unlock phones using facial expressions – with users required to stick tongues out or frown at the camera instead of typing a password.
Evernote and LinkedIn have both added an option for two-factor authentication in the past few days – days after Twitter announced its optional two-factor security system.
Motorola has revealed plans for hi-tech authentication systems that could make accessing data faster and easier – including a “tattoo” with embedded sensors and antenna, and an “authentication pill” which turns the human body into a giant authentication token.
The Financial Times has become the latest victim of Twitter hackers, after activists hacked accounts belonging to the newspaper, and also defaced areas of the FT site.
Celebrity news service E! Online became the latest high-profile media Twitter account to fall victim to hackers, with a series of false Tweets that began with a claim that Justin Bieber was gay.
The new feature allows users to log in even if they have also lost access to their email account and cannot initiate a password reset.
Pre-school children should learn to get to grips with technology and its problems, argues David Harley, ESET Senior Research Fellow.
Even passwords considered “strong” by IT departments are often now vulnerable to hacking, according to professional services firm Deloitte. The firm predicts that 90% of user generated passwords will be vulnerable to hacking this year.
Twitter has warned media companies that attacks on their official Twitter accounts are liable to continue, after Britain’s Guardian newspaper became the latest high-profile news site to fall victim.
Daily deals site LivingSocial has become the latest high-profile site to fall victim to hackers, after an attack accessed information for 50 million accounts last week.
Twitter is said to be testing new security systems in the wake of a false Tweet from an official Associated Press account which sent stock markets tumbling in America.
Most cyber attacks are simple and predictable, relying on basic tactics and preventable employee errors, according to Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report. The problem is made worse by the fact that companies often take months or even years to detect such breaches.
The biggest cyber security problem large companies face could be employees – a survey reveals that nine out of ten employees knowingly ignore or violate their company’s data policies.
The idea that we might ‘think’ passwords instead of typing them sounds like science fiction – but a team of UC Berkeley School of Information researchers has proved that it can work, using existing ‘mind reading’ headsets.
Up to 81% of computer security professionals reuse passwords across multiple applications, violating security best practice
PayPal has warned of a looming security crisis if new top-level domains such as .bank are brought into use later this year.