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August 15, 2014
News roundup: Pro golfer Rory McIlroy inadvertently revealed his passcode on live TV, highlighting how easy it is to inadvertently reveal sensitive information. Plus: BlackBerry and Google issue updates, and Gartner hit with Magic Quadrant lawsuit.
August 08, 2014
News roundup: When a breach occurs, it's common practice to share the information with victims -- both the users and the companies involved. However, Hold Security's billion-password hack disclosure hasn't followed standard procedure.
March 21, 2014
Researchers have warned of numerous HealthCare.gov security issues. Michael Cobb reviews the website security lessons learned for enterprises.
April 23, 2013
The 2013 Verizon data breach report details how authentication attacks affect organizations of all sizes, blaming single-factor passwords.
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Lieberman Software CEO Philip Lieberman discusses why a successful privileged identity management program needs support from two key executives, plus how to avoid common mistakes. Continue Reading
Man-in-the-middle attack defense requires careful, layered security. Michael Cobb reviews the tactics enterprises should employ to stay secure. Continue Reading
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Network security expert Brad Casey discusses how to mitigate the vulnerability found in Cisco's TelePresence system triggered by default credentials. Continue Reading
In light of the Adobe password breach, expert Michele Chubirka explains the difference between encryption and hashing when storing passwords. Continue Reading
Plaintext passwords are risky business. Michael Cobb discusses what Google says about the Chrome password vulnerability and potential exploits. Continue Reading