Identity Management

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Special Report

GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social engineering and Photoshop

GoDaddy serves more than 13 million customers, who in turn place 59 million domains under the registrar's management. On Tuesday, my personal account at GoDaddy was compromised. The attacker was able to gain control over my account...

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Microsoft: Biometrics are the future of Windows 10 security

With the use of passwords coming under increased scrutiny, Microsoft is taking steps to move beyond them in Windows 10. Its biggest move: Joining the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance and adding support for the biometrics...

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

In the latest Internet of Things security blunder, personal weather station devices made by Netatmo were found sending users' Wi-Fi passwords back to the company over unencrypted connections.

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Top password managers compared

Unless you're living off the grid in a cabin in the woods, you have more passwords than you can manage -- the simple answer is to use a password management program

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Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

Over 5,000 tank gauges that are used to monitor fuel levels and potential spills are accessible from the Internet without a password

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Will 2015 be the year we say goodbye to passwords?

While innovation continues in many aspects of security we still rely heavily on users to select secure passwords to authenticate themselves to our systems. Given the spate of breaches where weak passwords played a key role, will 2015...

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Two-factor authentication oversight led to JPMorgan breach, investigators reportedly found

The attackers stole an employee's access credentials and used them to access a server that lacked a stronger authentication mechanism

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Howard Stern is right: Journalists should do a gut check on Sony coverage

Some information behind the Sony breach is important and valuable. But is it ethical and necessary to publish the private details of emails, sales contracts and other privileged information that has been leaked in this breach?

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Security group plans for a future without passwords

The FIDO Alliance encourages stronger use of biometrics and hardware tokens instead of passwords to identify users

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Forgotten subdomains boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers

What you should consider when choosing a password manager

Password managers offer many convenient options, but some come at the expense of security

Dump your passwords! 8 security and identity breakthroughs

From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again

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New Brunswick conquers identity management with virtual directory

What started as a single provincial department's effort to roll out a virtual directory now helps government employees and citizens access about 150 applications. Find out how New Brunswick solved what could have otherwise been a big...

Salesforce warns customers of malware attack

A new version of the Dyreza online banking Trojan is stealing Salesforce.com log-in credentials

Hackers launch Apple ID phishing campaign playing on iCloud security worries

Phishing emails masquerade as security alerts from Apple about rogue iTunes purchases, researchers from Symantec said

LinkedIn beefs up account security with session management, detailed alerts

LinkedIn now allows users to see and terminate their authenticated sessions from multiple devices

27 million South Koreans affected by data breach

South Korean authorities have revealed details surrounding massive data breach that impacts 27 million people aged 15-65. Moreover, local media is reporting that 16 people involved with the scheme were arrested, and that the full...

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Why your online identity can never really be erased

A ruling by a European Court may make it more difficult to find certain information that people claim is 'inadequate ... irrelevant ... or excessive,' but that doesn't mean it will disappear. Some critics, who call the ruling...

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