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Facebook taps FIDO U2F for stronger login security

Facebook joins Google, Salesforce, GitHub, Dashlane, and Dropbox in supporting FIDO U2F to help prevent attackers from hacking user accounts

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Passwords: A long goodbye

The campaign to repeal and replace passwords with more secure authentication is making progress. But even those involved say it will be a long time before they disappear

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Dangerous assumptions that put enterprises at risk

Those who make assumptions -- trusting that solutions won't fail and users won't click -- could leave a company's assets vulnerable and lead to a breach

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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in information security in 2016, some positive developments may finally shift momentum

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Maybe security isn't going to get better after all

Is that light at the end of the tunnel? Or is a train coming?

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10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

And how to protect yourself from similar breaches in 2017

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Many companies want to phase out passwords

Almost 70 percent of companies are likely to phase out passwords within five years, a survey shows

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IoT botnet highlights the dangers of default passwords

The Mirai botnet used IoT devices to launch a massive DDOS attack

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A quick fix for stupid password reset questions

This ridiculous feature is a major vulnerability. If you're forced to use it, here's how to make it more secure

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Regular password changes make things worse

Changing passwords is supposed to make things more difficult for attackers. Unfortunately, research shows that human nature means it makes it easier

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The Dropbox data breach is a warning to update other passwords

Compromised passwords could still give hackers a launching pad to attack users if they have been used for other internet accounts

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Dropbox changes passwords after 68M account records were compromised

The company said the compromise was related to a security incident in 2012

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Hollywood's 5 biggest hacking myths

Press Enter and watch the magic happen -- as if! Why does Hollywood's portrayal of hacking have to be so far off the mark?

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Keep using password managers -- bugs and all

A furor over bugs in password managers left users in a jam. Self-proclaimed security empress Jessy Irwin clears up the confusion

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Galaxy Note 7 catches the eye and more

The new Samsung phablet provides a full portfolio of security options that truly advance the Android cause for business

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Killing the password: FIDO says long journey will be worth it

Eliminating passwords will take years, acknowledges the FIDO Alliance. But it says it is well on its way to a faster, easier and much more secure online authentication standard

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GitHub resets passwords for lazy, reckless users

The number of unauthorized attempts rose as criminals tried stolen passwords from other sites against GitHub accounts and successfully logged in to several of them

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10 security TED Talks you can’t miss

From passwords to the need to hire hackers, these TED Talks are worth a look

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