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Password Authentication can be considered to be the knowledge factors: Something the user knows (e.g., a password, Partial Password, pass phrase, or personal identification number (PIN), challenge response (the user must answer a question, or pattern), Security question.

ThreatTrack Vipre Antivirus 2016

ByNeil J. Rubenking Vipre has been a name to conjure with in the antivirus business for quite some time.The product has changed over the...

Cloud sellers who acted on Heartbleed sink when it comes to...

An out-stretched arm slowly disappears... Response to the critical web-crypto-blasting DROWN vulnerability in SSL/TLS by cloud services has been much slower than the frantic patching...

Multi-factor authentication goes mainstream

Fingerprints, rather than passwords, are what more than a million financial services customers at USAA use to get online. Part of a trend toward...

NatWest tightens online banking security after hacks’ ‘hack’ exposé

Step 1. Simply take over a victim's mobile phone number NatWest is tightening up its internet banking systems after security shortcomings were exposed by journalists. BBC...

Facebook patches beta site bug, pays bounty

Password resets could be brute-forced Facebook has slung US$15,000 in the direction of Anand Prakesh for discovering a serious bug on its beta servers. Late in...

Behavioral biometrics and the future of the password

IDG.TV | Mar 7, 2016 At the 2016 RSA Conference in San Francisco, CSO chats with SecureAuth about their behavioral biometrics technology, which allows or...

Apple VP: FBI Wants to 'Turn Back the Clock' to Less...

The DOJ wants Apple return to security levels present in iOS 7, before default encryption. Two weeks ahead of a scheduled court date, Apple continues to...

Dell offers sweet, sweet, free honeypot tool to trap hungry hackers

Canary squeals when domain admin credentials are pinched RSA 2016 Dell SecureWorks duo Joe Stewart and James Bettke have created a free honeypot loaded with...

McAfee gaffe a quick AV kill for enterprising staff

Anti-virus engine easily disable. Intel Security has fixed a flaw that made it possible to shut down its McAfee Enterprise virus engine, thereby allowing the...

'CSI: Cyber': Mostly Show Biz With Some Lessons

The popular TV show's executive producer and actors realize it's edutainment, but they still try to get the facts straight and teach some security...

Steam Users Hit by Christmas Day Breach Finally Notified

Steam Store victims can expect an email from Valve. Valve has apologized for a winter Steam Sale breach—more than two months after 34,000 users had...

San Bernardino DA: Seized iPhone May Hold 'Dormant Cyber Pathogen'

The term "cyber pathogen," however, seems to exist only in Harry Potter fan fiction. Does the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone contain anything of value for...