A research paper from Google has looked into the difficulties of standard ‘forgotten password’ personal information verification.
Researchers have developed a system to protect password databases, allowing hackers to believe they have cracked the file, only to be given fake credentials.
Smartphone authentication: is biometric technology ready to replace PINs and passwords?
A major vendor of point-of-sale terminals has not changed the default passwords used on its devices in a quarter of a century, researchers have revealed at RSA 2015.
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.