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Passwords are not bad, just dont trust vendors

Passwords are not bad, just dont trust vendors

Passwords are in the news again, with yet another headline crying out for the death of the password and claiming that everyone should move to two factor authentication (2FA) for all their online activities. As with all these claims, it is worth looking at them in greater detail before we give up on of the […]

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LinkedIn to face £3m lawsuit over password breach

LinkedIn to face £3m lawsuit over password breach

Following up on the news last week that LinkedIn had suffered a major security breach in which huge numbers of user account passwords were put at risk (previously discussed), there is news today that a Chicago resident has filed a class action lawsuit against the company seeking US$5,000,000 in damages. SC Magazine reports that the […]

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Security – Are passwords dead?

Passwords - an essential part of security, but often the target for attackers and the cause of a breach.

As most people will be aware, several high profile websites have suffered security breaches, resulting in millions of user account passwords being compromised. These sites have included business social networking site LinkedIn, online dating agency eHarmony and the music streaming site Last.fm. All three of these sites have been on the internet for at least […]

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How to design a password policy

How to design a password policy

Passwords are probably the most widely used authentication mechanisms available. They are, on the whole, easy to deploy, easy to explain to users and easy to manage. It is likely that every online application you interact with, from your bank, to social networking, to email, will require you to enter a password to gain access. […]

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