Password Management and Policy News
January 19, 2016
A new proof-of-concept attack presented at ShmooCon 2016 exploits security weaknesses in cloud-based password manager LastPass and could allow attackers to gain control of users' accounts.
December 08, 2015
A new report showed that while retail companies are confident in their security, many use bad access-management practices with temporary workers brought in for the holiday season.
September 22, 2015
An internal report on Target's breach, obtained by security reporter Brian Krebs, shows the retailer suffered from major security flaws.
August 28, 2015
News roundup: As Internet of Things concerns become an enterprise reality, one vendor is quick to offer IoT services to combat the risks. Plus: 1% of users create 75% of the risk; Target pays up; Apple devices improperly secured in the enterprise.
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