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Password management and policy News
January 12, 2017
In this episode of SearchSecurity's Risk & Repeat podcast, editors highlight the topics discussed at the CES Cybersecurity Forum, as well as new technologies showcased at the event.
August 03, 2016
Barclays is offering U.K. retail banking customers the option to do voice authentication instead of using passwords, with voiceprints that are as unique as fingerprints.
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.
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The old username/password combination is not the safest form of ID management. See why two-factor authentication belongs in IT's mobile security arsenal and learn how to set it up. Continue Reading
Privilege creep is a constant threat. It's why privileged user management must be part of any comprehensive security plan and always at the top of an infosec pro's to-do list. Continue Reading
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Tempe's private tech university added passwordless authentication via QR codes to ease Salesforce logins and add a layer of security. Continue Reading
The FIDO authentication standard could eventually bypass passwords, or at least augment them, as government and industry turns to more effective authentication technologies. Continue Reading
NIST is coming up with new password recommendations for the U.S. government. Expert Michael Cobb covers the most important changes that enterprises should note. Continue Reading
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Using the same local admin password is convenient, but risky. It gives attackers limitless access across the machines on the domain. Microsoft has a tool to boost login security. Continue Reading
Too often, privilege creep occurs via the software development team, the result of pressure to update or launch apps. Learn what tools and tactics can counter privilege creep. Continue Reading
Yahoo reportedly rejected a forced password reset after numerous data breaches compromised user data. Expert Mike O. Villegas discusses whether this should be a standard practice. Continue Reading
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A Google Chrome flaw enables attackers to automatically download Windows credentials to their SMB sever. Expert Judith Myerson explains how that works. Continue Reading
More LastPass vulnerabilities were recently discovered. Expert Matthew Pascucci explains the flaws, as well as what enterprises can do to mitigate the threat they pose. Continue Reading
Limiting administrative access can strengthen an enterprise's security posture significantly. Expert Joe Granneman discusses why this is such an important practice. Continue Reading