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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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New wireless tech from MIT promises password-free Wi-Fi

Chronos system developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab could also help make smart homes smarter

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5 things you should know about two-factor authentication

Here are the basics to help you stay secure and keep hackers from stealing your identity online

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CNBC just collected your password and shared it with marketers

An exercise in password security went terribly wrong, security experts say

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27% of US office workers would sell their passwords

Password hygiene is actually deteriorating, despite all the recent media attention on data breaches, according to a new survey

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The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right

Configure these 10 group policy settings carefully, and enjoy better Windows security across the office

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In scathing ruling, judge says Apple can't be forced to unlock iPhones

The government's legal position would lead to 'absurd' results and be unconstitutional if accepted, a federal judge rules

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Review: 8 password managers for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android

LastPass, 1Password, and Dashlane edge KeePass and company in features, flexibility, and ease

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