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Password Security

Winning strategies in cyber warfare

Winning strategies in cyber warfare

The adversary has enormous capabilities in the cyber world, but it too is not without its vulnerabilities, and these must be exploited says Calum MacLeod.

Insider data thieves get away "scot free"

Insider data thieves get away "scot free"

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Controls on access to data by both staff and ex-staff are lax, and even when caught, insiders stealing data get away 'scot-free' says new survey.

Getting to the heart of the problem

Getting to the heart of the problem

As the Heartbleed bug demonstrates, passwords - especially the way they are commonly used across sites - are inherently vulnerable suggests Chris Russell

Authentication

Authentication

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There are better paths to authentication than passwords, primarily using multifactor and biometric tools, says Peter Stephenson.

FireEye finds flaws in Amazon's password security

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The weak password policy operated by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, has been exposed after a test hack by FireEye cracked its systems.

Google buys sound authentication start-up

Google buys sound authentication start-up

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Google has acquired SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up which has developed technology that allows websites to verify identities by using high-frequency sound waves.

Hackers steal customer records from Kickstarter

Hackers steal customer records from Kickstarter

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Online crowd-funding website Kickstarter was hacked last week, with hackers getting access to customer data.

2,000 Tesco customers hacked because they re-used passwords

2,000 Tesco customers hacked because they re-used passwords

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The danger of people relying on one single password online has been highlighted after more than 2,000 Tesco Clubcard customers had their account details stolen because they had used the same name-and-password combination before.

CNN social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

CNN social media accounts hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

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The Syrian Electronic Army has struck again, this time infiltrating CNN's social media accounts and online blogs.

Pass the hash - again

Pass the hash - again

2014 could be set to become the year of PTH suggests Calum MacLeod, VP of EMEA at Lieberman Software Corporation

Five threats to watch out for in 2014

Five threats to watch out for in 2014

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Leading pen tester reveals his main security concerns for the next 12 months

PRISM fiasco highlights the dangers of password sharing

PRISM fiasco highlights the dangers of password sharing

Snowden has highlighted the need for staff training to ensure password sharing is prevented explains Francois Amigorena, CEO of IS Decisions

Spotted: New keylogging malware steals Tumblr log-in credentials

Spotted: New keylogging malware steals Tumblr log-in credentials

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A new piece of malware is targeting regular users of Yahoo-owned microblogging website Tumblr

CERT Polska warns on malware-based DDoS infections

Polish agency warns about corporate servers being targeted

Guilty plea in RuneScape hack and virtual items sale

Guilty plea in RuneScape hack and virtual items sale

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A 21-year-old UK man was charged with two counts of unauthorised computer access after pleading guilty to hacking RuneScape gaming accounts

2m Facebook, Google and Twitter logins stolen

Security experts claim that more than two million Facebook, Google, Twitter and Yahoo user login details have been posted online.

More arrests in Barclays KVM scam

More arrests in Barclays KVM scam

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A further three men have been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit and charged over the £1.3million KVM (keyboard video mouse) cyber theft at the Barclays Finchley Road, London, branch in April.

Data loss seen as inevitable, as employees fail to follow IT rules

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Almost three-quarters of IT security professionals believe their organisations will suffer a data breach in next six months.

Twitter overshoots password reset need

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Twitter mistakenly reset too many passwords on Thursday in response to a security incident, the company has said.

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