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The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

By 10 September 2014

Passwords are a brilliant and useful aspect of security, but they're also a pain in the ass. Forgetting one, having another phished or hacked, needing to use a different new one when trying to reset an account. Multiple sighs ensue when that replacement... >>

LinkedIn security attack - change your passwords now

LinkedIn security attack - change your passwords now

By 6 June 2012

Nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords have been posted on the internet in a colossal security breach to the professional social network. According to Sophos, a file containing 6,458,020 unsalted passwords is being targeted by internet hackers, with the... >>

How secure are your online passwords?

How secure are your online passwords?

By 9 April 2012

With so many email addresses, social networks and online banking, remembering your various passwords can be a frustrating experience. A new survey indicates that more than 70 per cent of us are vulnerable to having our passwords cracked, leaving our online... >>

Dropbox mistake allows login without password

Dropbox mistake allows login without password

By 21 June 2011

Looks like a glitch in Dropbox's authorisation system briefly allowed users to login without a password, exposing accounts to unauthorised entry.  Between 1.54 and 5.46 pm Pacific time yesterday accounts were left totally vulnerable to password free... >>

Over half of people use same password for everything

Over half of people use same password for everything

By 23 March 2010

Over half of people that use passwords on the Internet use the same password for all the different sites they visit, Pocket-lint has found. The poll, captured from our quick poll question on our website, asked "Do you use the same password for everything?"... >>