Highlights from the last seven days in information security include ESET’s latest trends report (In)security Everywhere and the ongoing cyberattacks against Ukraine’s electric power industry.
People’s choice of passwords continues to be a huge security risk, according to new research. SplashData’s annual Worst Passwords List finds ‘123456’ and ‘password’ continue to be the most common choice.
An 11-year-old girl from New York has set up her own business selling cryptographically secure passwords, using a technique known as diceware.
ESET’s Mark James on the issues employees have with business security measures, and how to counter the difficulties without compromising safety.
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.
Biometrics are touted as a replacement for the passwords and PINs we all know and hate – and Intel’s new earbuds could be the most discreet way of authenticating a user ever.
As the 145 million people affected by the security breach at online giant eBay get used to the idea that their personal information may be “out there” and their passwords need to be changed, we wanted to update yesterday’s coverage of the story.
eBay customers should change passwords following this latest high profile breach. The Internet giant says the hack exposed names, addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords of customers.
High-end Samsung phones could soon ship with a biometric scanner which puts fingerprint-swipe buttons (as seen in both Samsung and Apple’s flagship smartphones) in the shade, security-wise – an iris scanner.
Most five year olds can write their own name – but few have a job title to put after it. A young Xbox fan has joined an elite group of official Microsoft “security researchers” after he exposed a security flaw on Xbox’s Live Service.
A Department of Commerce committee will meet for the first time this Thursday to begin discussions on a standard of guidelines for facial recognition software.
The key to beating hackers might not just lie in stronger security measures and ‘unbreakable’ passwords. Now, it seems like an element of trickery is required – almost beating hackers at their own game. Two independent security researchers have developed a system which they call ‘Honey Encryption’, which promises to make it harder for hackers