Besides the usual suspects among the worst of passwords, a handful of notable – but similarly poor – choices make their debuts
The software giant takes passwords one step closer to obsolescence as it now enables users to log into their Microsoft accounts with more modern forms of authentication
The solution to password recycling may be easier to implement than previously thought, according to a recent paper
A study assessed whether or not the most popular English-language websites help users strengthen their security by providing them with guidance on creating safer passwords during account sign-up or password-change processes
The attack, called "Thermanator", could use your body heat against you in order to steal your credentials or any other short string of text that you have typed on a computer keyboard
A bug within Twitter’s internal systems exposed, in plain text, the passwords of an undisclosed number of users.
World Password Day, celebrated on the first Thursday of every May, is a timely reminder of the fact that our passwords are the key to a wealth of personal information about us.
The lottery's operator has found that attackers probably used an automated method known as 'credential stuffing' to access up to 150 customer accounts.
Young people were singled out as increasingly likely victims of internet-borne fraud, including because of their penchant for liberal sharing of personal information.
We look at key trends for 2017 within this sector, from password security to the need for security education at all institutions: schools, businesses, governments.
The modern computer password was introduced to computer science and the wider world in 1960 by Fernando Corbató. We look at its history and impact.
Fingerprint security is growing in prominence, but is the technology behind it really as secure as we think it is? In this feature, we tackle three myths.
Peter Stancik discusses the new Digital Identity Guidelines drafted by NIST, which offers an update on password security.
A security researcher has described how he uncovered a severe security hole in dozens of different Netgear routers, meaning that "hundreds of thousands, if not over a million" devices could be at risk of having their admin passwords stolen by hackers.
Smishing is nothing new. But that doesn't mean that the criminals hell bent on stealing Apple ID password are resting on their laurels.
Feeling overwhelmed by the number of devices and passwords you have to manage and remember? Here are four top tips how to help handle this tech overload.
If you happy to be a parent that is less than cyber-savvy, worry not, WeLiveSecurity is on hand. It's all about good password hygiene.
Over 30 million Twitter account details are put up for sale on the computer underground.
Don't panic. Facebook and Netflix have not suffered a data breach. But it's quite possible that they are asking you to change your password.
65 million Tumblr users have had their details compromised as a result of a recently-discovered breach dating back to 2013. But it's not just their passwords that they should be concerned about.