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GitHub now supports security keys in a move away from passwords
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Security

GitHub now supports security keys in a move away from passwords

Move to prevent account compromise for SSH Git operations
12 May 2021
What are SSH keys?
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What are SSH keys?

A more secure alternative to establish secure communication sessions on a network
7 May 2021
Google’s about to push everyone into two-factor authentication
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Security

Google’s about to push everyone into two-factor authentication

“Passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security,” the company says
6 May 2021
How to ditch LastPass for a new password manager
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Security

How to ditch LastPass for a new password manager

If you don’t feel like paying for cross-platform access to your passwords, switching services is easily done
17 Feb 2021
Authentication bypass vulnerability discovered in Bouncy Castle
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Authentication bypass vulnerability discovered in Bouncy Castle

Attackers can bypass password checks in applications that use Bouncy Castle’s OpenBSDBcrypt class.
18 Dec 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: How hackers steal your password
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The IT Pro Podcast: How hackers steal your password

How does password compromise happen, and how can you prevent it?
23 Oct 2020
Businesses could ditch passwords for new cryptographic key system
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Businesses could ditch passwords for new cryptographic key system

Cyber security firm Unbound Tech unveils a password-less solution it calls “Crypto-of-Things”
19 Jun 2020
Popular password managers found to have serious flaws
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Popular password managers found to have serious flaws

The four market-leading password managers all have worrying vulnerabilities
21 Feb 2019
Microsoft ditches passwords for Windows 10 S in test run
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Microsoft ditches passwords for Windows 10 S in test run

Microsoft is considering biometric options amongst others
9 Feb 2018
Unsecured AWS bucket 'left Viacom open to hackers'
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Unsecured AWS bucket 'left Viacom open to hackers'

The public server exposed media firm's cloud to potential attacks
22 Sep 2017
Hungry hackers target Deliveroo accounts
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Hungry hackers target Deliveroo accounts

But security experts say companies must change user behaviour
23 Nov 2016
UK banks slammed over lack of two-factor authentication
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UK banks slammed over lack of two-factor authentication

Which? accuses high street banks of failing to protect customers from fraud
20 Oct 2016
Barclays rolls out voice recognition for telephone banking
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Barclays rolls out voice recognition for telephone banking

High street bank aims to speed up interactions and reduce fraud with new security tools
1 Aug 2016
Five weirdest password alternatives of all time
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Five weirdest password alternatives of all time

Computers can identify you based on your butt and your walk, not to mention your smell...
14 Jun 2016
Reddit resets 100,000 passwords in wake of LinkedIn hack
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Reddit resets 100,000 passwords in wake of LinkedIn hack

Microsoft bans simple passwords as LinkedIn looks out for suspicious account activity
27 May 2016
Yahoo wants you to kill your passwords
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Yahoo wants you to kill your passwords

Web giant adds secure notifications to Finance, Fantasy, Mail, Messenger and Sports apps
22 Mar 2016
‘Worst passwords’ list 2015 topped by 123456
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‘Worst passwords’ list 2015 topped by 123456

Annual list of most commonly used passwords included Star Wars-related terms
20 Jan 2016
Are pictures more secure than passwords?
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Are pictures more secure than passwords?

Plymouth University's secure method could replace multi-factor authentication and one-time passwords
30 Dec 2015
LastPass hacked - what you should do
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LastPass hacked - what you should do

LastPass hackers make off with password management data
16 Jun 2015
Next-gen security could see human embedded passwords
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Next-gen security could see human embedded passwords

PayPal said it's the most effective way to stop people using easily guessed passwords
21 Apr 2015
Lost passwords, lost identity?
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Lost passwords, lost identity?

Yahoo's plans to do away with passwords highlights the pitfalls of weak authentication and the tech's surprising resilience
25 Mar 2015
Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords
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Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords

Forget passwords: Yahoo will send one-time codes to your phone instead
16 Mar 2015
Mastercard scraps passwords in online security drive
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Mastercard scraps passwords in online security drive

Visa will also work with Mastercard to roll out an innovative way of securing online payments
14 Nov 2014