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Apple blocks tool that brute-forces iCloud passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts


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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

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The four Mac security options everyone should know

By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so

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A world without passwords? Not so fast

FIDO Alliance's plan for a future without passwords is in its final form, but the makers of a password-free sign-on service are skeptical

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Keep out hijackers: Secure your app store dev account

Stolen credentials are blamed for a fraudulent App Store offering -- and could easily have been prevented

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5 ways to escape password hell

Password management software, smartphone apps and long passphrases can help ease the pain.

Citadel malware now targets password management applications

A new Citadel configuration steals the master keys for two password managers and a secure authentication program

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Why Apple should add Touch ID to its Macs

Password security is the obvious reason, but Apple Pay is the better reason

A look at the FBI’s big, bad identification system

Next Generation Identification uses a variety of high-tech tools and algorithms to deal with criminal behavior

Dump your passwords! 8 security and identity breakthroughs

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

Data loss detection tool mines the ephemeral world of 'pastes'

Thousands of email addresses are leaked every day on Pastebin unknown to most users

Salesforce.com warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

Why you don't need long, complex passwords

These days, hackers steal passwords wholesale, not one by one, which is why you can ignore outdated password practices

10 things you need to know about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 sports some impressive capabilities. Here's the scoop on its software to its performance to its sound and camera

Passwords aren't the problem -- we are

A billion stolen passwords or no, we can all benefit from exercising common sense when it comes to online security

On sale: False sense of Internet security, for the low, low price of $120

Is your name among the stash of 1.2 billion stolen passwords? An Internet security firm can tell you -- for pennies per day!

Don't panic: That Russian hack bombshell isn't what you think

News of 1.2 billion stolen Web credentials raises key questions about the data -- and the motives of the security researcher

Mozilla warns of leaky developer network database

Email addresses of 76,000 developers were exposed for about a month along with 4,000 encrypted and 'salted' passwords

Horrifying confessions of a security sleuth

How bad is computer security in the business world? Complete disarray, if you believe a friend of mine who's worked in the industry forever. Behold his hair-raising tales

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