Password Security

Password Security news, information, and how-to advice

Login system supplies fake passwords to hackers

The research project ErsatzPasswords aims to stop the cracking of password hashes

The best way to protect passwords may be creating fake ones

Research project NoCrack creates plausible decoy password vaults to confuse attackers


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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

Windows 10 embraces iris scans, facial recognition

Windows Hello authenticates without passwords but requires special cameras to use access all features

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How to keep track of all your passwords

It is safe to say these password managers would discourage you from using 123456 or password as your actual password

Researcher releases 10 million usernames, passwords from data breaches

The data is already public but has been cleaned up to enable better analysis

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The best computer security advice you'll get

The world is awash in bad security advice that distracts from addressing the real threats. Here's what you really need to know

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

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