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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
Apple account security boost in pipeline
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Apple account security boost in pipeline

Tim Cook reveals plans are afoot to tighten up account security in the wake of this week's celebrity picture leak scandal
5 Sep 2014
Apple fixes iCloud password security hole
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Apple fixes iCloud password security hole

Previously unknown vulnerability let hackers hijack accounts.
25 Mar 2013
Apple beefs up iCloud security
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Apple beefs up iCloud security

Two-step verification for Apple ID users on iCloud, App Store and iTunes.
22 Mar 2013
RSA servers hacked as SecurID data stolen
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RSA servers hacked as SecurID data stolen

As RSA has its servers hacked, its two-factor authentication customers will no doubt be highly concerned.
18 Mar 2011
Tech giants mark Data Privacy Day
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Tech giants mark Data Privacy Day

Facebook and Google talk up their security efforts on Data Privacy Day.
28 Jan 2011
Hacker proves password theft is easy
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Hacker proves password theft is easy

Password theft is not very tricky and can be done without much skill or money, a security expert explains during a live hack.
2 Nov 2010
Analysis: How chip and PIN led to contactless cards
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Analysis: How chip and PIN led to contactless cards

It's the third anniversary of Chip and PIN, so IT PRO explores the potential of the tech behind the card chip.
12 Feb 2009
PayPal uses new text message security verification
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PayPal uses new text message security verification

Verisign now allows PayPal users to add more security to their accounts with SMS and physical security tokens.
26 Jan 2009
HSBC deploys 'simple' anti-fraud measure using the phone
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HSBC deploys 'simple' anti-fraud measure using the phone

Rather than fiddle around with authentication devices like card readers, HSBC customers will be able to prove who they say they are just by speaking i…
7 Jan 2009
Southwark council goes secure with flexible working
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public sector

Southwark council goes secure with flexible working

Implementation of hot desking at a new office leads the London borough council to implement a flexible working initiative underpinned with extensive s…
8 Dec 2008
Law firm makes case for two-factor authentication
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Security

Law firm makes case for two-factor authentication

Hodge Jones & Allen has outsourced key ID and security management to provide IT users with secure remote access to confidential data and systems.
11 Aug 2008
RSA boosts BlackBerry two-factor authentication
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RSA boosts BlackBerry two-factor authentication

RSA and RIM announce advanced two-factor authentication technology - just in time for the new BlackBerry 3G models.
14 May 2008