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A short history of the computer password
The concept of a password was developed so that users could only access their own specific files for their allotted four hours a week.
Don't let Darth Vader destroy your security on World Password Day
If you use starwars100 as any of your passwords, now might be a good time to have a look at how strong your passwords actually are.
Around 17 million websites are already powered by WordPress - are they secure?
WordPress, the most popular and most used content management system, is also a great tool for businesses and individuals.
Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone?
Microsoft has launched 'phone sign-in’ specifically for Microsoft accounts on Android and iOS - but what about Windows Phones?
VMware survey: ASEAN firms not doing enough about personal device security in workplace
81% of ASEAN businesses are allowing unapproved personal devices for work - and 38% of those devices don’t comply with their company’s IT policies.
Our lax attitude to passwords is 'leaving the front door open' to trouble
The humble password is still creating headaches for internet users across the world – and many people are still making bad password decisions.
How to handle multiple devices and passwords at once
It seems that for every work device you use, you have a personal alternative. But this means having twice as many gadgets & security concerns.
'It's time to rethink security' warns Centrify exec
“Staying with the status quo is not viable because password-based security solutions are not protecting us."
Zuckerberg password breach prompts warning about account security
Change your password now and make it strong. That's the advice from Symantec after Mark Zuckerberg was the latest victim of a password leak.
Frequent password changes crucial to prevent data breaches
Last week played host to World Password Day and there couldn’t be a better time to make sure your passwords are fresh and up-to-date.
ESET: Two-factor authentication crucial in today's world
ESET has officially announced a new version of its secure, mobile-based two-factor authentication system, ESA 2.4.
The best way for IT pros to save themselves time
One of the most efficient ways to lighten the workload is to invest in educating employees about IT security.
Passwords are so last year. Today, it’s all about the doodles
In the future, free-form gestures, such as a doodle or signature, may be used in place of passwords to keep mobile devices secure.
Cyber security knowledge on the rise, but is it enough?
On the whole, people appreciate how much technology has improved their lives, but the risk of personal information being exposed is on their minds.
Passwords out, new mobile ID methods taking off
Data theft is continuing to spur on the mobile identification market, and will generate an additional $700m for mobile network operators by 2020.
Xero zeroes in on security
“Protecting our customers’ information and business data is our number one priority."
Internet hacks on the rise, weak passwords remain a problem
In the past 12 months alone one in four internet users had at least one of their accounts hacked, leading to the loss or theft of personal information
Poor password hygiene putting Australian companies at risk
Australian businesses are being put at risk by poor password hygiene according to a new survey, which suggests education and changes are needed.
Should we scrap passwords altogether?
Password-based authentication is no longer capable of keeping up with the demands of modern information security.
Kiwi Yahoo users' passwords safe...for now
While the new option may make it easier for users to login, it potentially makes it much easier for hackers to break into Yahoo accounts.
Yahoo hacked in security 'wake-up call'
Over 400,000 usernames and passwords stolen in latest blow to embattled company.
LinkedIn confirms password breach - Updated
How you can make sure your account is safe.
How safe is your password?
If it's on this list of the 25 most common passwords, the answer is, not very.
Stolen password analysis reveals bookish trend
A 'back of the envelope' breakdown of stolen usernames and passwords reveals a bookish trend