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What you should really expect from Samsung’s facial recognition

Biometrics is neither a silver bullet nor a foolish approach. The trick is to understand what you’re securing, and not pretend you’re getting more than you are

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Flaw in the password manager could allow malicious websites to infect computers with malware or steal users' passwords

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7 Wi-Fi vulnerabilities beyond weak passwords

Using strong encryption and passwords is only the first step in protecting your wireless network. Make sure you’re not exposed in these other ways

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Got secrets? Docker Datacenter can help your applications keep them

Docker Datacenter now supports secrets in containerized apps -- API keys, passwords, and encryption keys -- and ensures they are securely stored and transmitted

Facebook, GitHub team up to better secure password resets

With the Delegated Recovery protocol, GitHub users will be able to reset their passwords using their Facebook accounts

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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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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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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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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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