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By Michael Cobb Problem Solve Sep 28, 2016

How are weak passwords banned with Microsoft's Smart Password Lockout?

Microsoft is banning weak passwords on many of its services with the Smart Password Lockout feature. Expert Michael Cobb explains how it works, and if it will be beneficial. Continue Reading


Jul 07, 2016

The problem of passwords and how to deal with it

Security experts have long recognised passwords as inadequate, but finally technology is offering some viable alternative authentication methods that businesses can explore to keep their data safe Continue Reading


By Brian Holak News Sep 02, 2016

Dropbox hack and the password security conundrum

The Dropbox hack is the latest reminder that the end is near for traditional authentication methods. Also in Searchlight: VMware comes at cloud from a new direction. Continue Reading


By Peter Loshin News Aug 03, 2016

Barclays replaces passwords with voice authentication

Barclays is offering U.K. retail banking customers the option to do voice authentication instead of using passwords, with voiceprints that are as unique as fingerprints. Continue Reading


By Johna Till Johnson Manage May 17, 2016

A safe password system? Here's how

News of the death of the password system is premature, despite the security vulnerabilities of this authentication method. Learn how to create a safe password system. Continue Reading


By Peter Loshin News Sep 01, 2016

Dropbox passwords breach exposed 68 million users

Confirming that 68 million Dropbox passwords were exposed in 2012, the cloud provider continued to urge users to update their credentials and enable two-factor authentication. Continue Reading


By Michael Heller News Nov 15, 2016

Massive FriendFinder Network breach prompts password security debate

Experts debated various aspects of password security in the aftermath of the FriendFinder Network breach, which left 400 million user accounts exposed. Continue Reading


By Peter Loshin News Aug 09, 2016

Oracle MICROS breached, password reset recommended

Oracle's MICROS PoS systems breached, possibly by Carbanak cybergang; Oracle issues mandatory password reset for customers. Continue Reading


By Peter Loshin News Jan 15, 2016

Trend Micro Password Manager flaw; backdoors and passwords

In this roundup, Trend Micro's Password Manager flamed over JavaScript flaw; Android malware breaks two-factor authentication; Cisco vulnerabilities; Juniper backdoor update and more. Continue Reading


By Michael Heller News Oct 04, 2016

Release of Mirai IoT botnet malware highlights bad password security

Mirai, the IoT botnet malware code used in the massive DDoS attack on Brian Krebs' website, has been released to the public and highlights a problem of using default passwords. Continue Reading