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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


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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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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Hackers breach social media accounts of Mark Zuckerberg and other celebrities

The compromises might be the result of recent data breaches from other websites that exposed user passwords

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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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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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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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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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Top 25 free apps for Windows 10

Here’s the best of the best for Windows 10. Sometimes good things come in free packages

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