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Bug exposes OpenSSH servers to brute-force password guessing attacks

The keyboard-interactive authentication setting could allow for thousands of password retries, a researcher found

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Waste of time or wise investment? Two sides of user security training

Cynics say no amount of security training can prevent users from slipping up and bulletproof defenses are the only answer

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Microsoft quietly pushes 17 new trusted root certificates to all Windows systems

The aging foundation of Certificate Authorities shows yet another crack as security experts are caught unaware

Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers

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7 top tools for single sign-on

In the few years since we last looked at single sign-on products, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable

Microsoft gives Outlook for iOS, Android enhanced management features

The mobile email app will now allow sysadmins to control use of corporate data on mobile devices

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Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

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RSA chief to security pros: Stop addressing the wrong problems

RSA President Amit Yoran offers up a five-point plan to deal with the new security environment

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Review: Portnox, Extreme lead NAC pack

Network Access Control (NAC) products continue to get better and easier to use

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

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Windows 10 puts biometric security front and center

The future of travel, mobile payments, system authentication, and even safe driving may rely on biometric technology

Flash-based vulnerability lingers on many websites three years later

A large number of developers have failed to patch their Flash apps against a vulnerability that can be exploited to target Web users

Cisco IP phones open to remote eavesdropping, calling

An authentication flaw allows attackers to listed to audio streams and make calls from Cisco SPA 300 and 500 IP phones

AirWatch upgrades management platform with closer ties to Apple

Users of the mobile management platform will now be able to access enterprise apps with Apple's Touch ID

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Apple extends two-factor authentication to FaceTime and iMessage

Apple is including two more crucial services in its two-factor authentication protections to keep your messaging out of the hands of hackers

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Build single sign-on into your Web and mobile apps

You don't want to build one-off authentication and authorization in every Web and mobile application you create. Instead, try a service like Okta or Microsoft Azure AD

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6 simple tricks for protecting your passwords

We all know that the current username-and-password system is broken. It's fair to assume that if hackers don't have your password already, they're about to

Security group plans for a future without passwords

The FIDO Alliance encourages stronger use of biometrics and hardware tokens instead of passwords to identify users

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