Authentication

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Top website domains are vulnerable to email spoofing

A security firm found lax use of email authentication systems by more than half of the world's top websites

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Big data will fix internet security ... eventually

Security analytics have been with us for a while, but with the latest tech, it's much easier to detect malicious attacks

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The days of long, complicated passwords are over

As threats evolve, so does the advice on creating passwords to foil the bad guys. Here are the latest recommendations

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5 trends shaking up multifactor authentication

One of the biggest surprises in MFA tools is that physical tokens are making a comeback, with encryption keys embedded in 'smart' hardware tokens

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New peripherals are bringing Windows Hello to any Windows 10 PC

Japan's Mouse Computer will soon launch add-on sensors for any PC, helping to kill passwords in the process

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Printer security: Is your company's data really safe?

IT managers have found that printers can pose major cybersecurity risks -- assuming they pay any attention to them at all

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Google's Abacus API adds security by subtracting passwords

The API, which shifts the authentication burden from users to their Android devices, will be available to developers by the end of the year

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5 steps to stronger data security

The old cliche is true: Your organization's most precious asset is its data. Five basic security building blocks can ensure its safety

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5 secure habits of the paranoid PC user

Are you getting a little sloppy with your security? Time to shape up. Practice these five habits to protect your data at home, in the office and out in the world

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Tick-tock: Time is running out to move from SHA-1 to SHA-2

Stop procrastinating and make the switch from SHA-1 to SHA-2. You may already be getting errors -- and in 2017 things will get a lot worse

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4 password managers that make online security effortless

Protect your passwords and other sensitive info with one of these virtual vaults

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The dark side of biometric identification

Authorities are using your fingerprints, your face, and even your DNA to authenticate you. If you think that will stop cyber fraud, think again

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Facebook Account Kit opens door to a world without passwords

Developers and site owners can use Facebook's latest SDK to remove passwords from the login process

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7 steps to biometric bliss

Here's how to enable biometric security technologies in your enterprise

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Denial Syndrome: Users don’t think they'll get hacked

People who spend a good portion of their personal and professional lives online say they care about security and privacy. But most of them don’t act like it

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Digital certificates are helping deliver malware

When digital certs go bad, whom can you trust? Follow these procedures to get as much assurance as you can

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5 things you should know about two-factor authentication

Here are the basics to help you stay secure and keep hackers from stealing your identity online

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Google Submariner surfaces untrusted certificate authorities

Google calls out certificate authorities that can no longer be trusted and helps you steer clear of potentially fraudulent credentials

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