Researchers have developed a system to protect password databases, allowing hackers to believe they have cracked the file, only to be given fake credentials.
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.
The humble password has struggled in recent years, and is often seen as vulnerable to attackers. The interactive infographic below offers up some alternatives. Click on the tabs to read about the options.
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.
Is it time for big companies - at the very least - to abandon weak password security? If so, what password alternatives are there?
Gamers using Raptr and AMD Gaming Evolved chat services should change their login details immediately, following a breach that could give hackers access to names, email addresses and passwords
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.
A study of more than 3.3 million leaked passwords in 2014 has been released, exposing the most overused, predictable passwords.
A survey by Visa Europe has found that the majority of those aged 16 to 24 would feel extremely comfortable with biometric security measures.
More than 1,800 Minecraft login details have been leaked online, German news site Heise.de has revealed.
Sony executives turned to old BlackBerries found in a basement in the firm's California headquarters in, using SMS text messages and a 'phone tree' to communicate in the wake of the attack.
Graphics card company Nvidia suffered a data breach in which private employee information was leaked, the company has revealed.
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.
13,000 login details including payment card numbers an expiry dates have leaked from online services including Amazon, Xbox Live, Playstation Network and more, according to Tech Crunch.
Private data such as addresses and social security numbers can be just as valuable to cybercriminals as valid credit card details can be to thieves - if not more so. Lock yours down with our tips.