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Credentials stored in Ashley Madison's source code might have helped attackers

The company's developers were careless with sensitive credentials like database passwords, secret keys, and authentication tokens, a security consultant found

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Tired of memorizing passwords? A Turing Award winner came up with this algorithmic trick

You'll need to practice ahead of time, but the rest is fairly simple to make your passwords not only easier to manage but also more secure

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Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

Online password locker LastPass hacked

Users will need to change their master passwords after the company detected a breach

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Find the right balance between security and usability

Make sure your security reduces the burden on users to the minimum required to get the security you truly need

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.

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