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.
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.
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.
A Russian website is showing off hundreds of feeds of live webcam footage from inside homes and businesses, which have been accessed by hacking into people’s webcams, CCTV systems and monitors.
A new wristband that aims to replace the password has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. At the time of writing, Everykey has passed the halfway mark on its $100,000 funding target with $56,586 pledged with 19 days to reach $100,000. Using Bluetooth, the Everykey promises “immediate access to a user’s password-protected electronics such as
If you use Gmail as your ‘main’ email account – or rely on Google services such as Drive for work – it’s well worth revisiting Google’s Settings menus to give your Google security a boost.
Popular microblogging platform Twitter is taking bold steps to try and put an end to the password as we know it, according to Sky News.
Facebook has a system in place to scan public ‘paste’ sites for email address and password combinations to stay one step ahead of possible leaks, according to The Register.
Pirates beware: free ebooks available online can be used to hack into Amazon accounts via the retail giant’s ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page, used to deliver ebook files to Kindle readers.
This week, American chain Home Depot admitted its systems had been breached, Gmail users got a fright, and a series of videos showed leaks in Android chat apps. Meanwhile, Facebook freaked out the world…. again.
Google Chrome will now recommend pronounceable password hoices, according to developer and Chrome “happiness evangelist” Francois Beaufort, who announced the change via his Google+ page.