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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Windows Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to get Internet access from public hotspots and private wireless local area networks (WLANs) that have been shared by friends. Although Wi-Fi Sense is enabled by default in all editions of Windows 10, the ... Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense was designed to make hotspot sharing easy, but experts debate if the security risks are real and whether the new feature offers substantial benefits and relative safety. Continue Reading
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The password is not dead yet: Most enterprise personnel use a password to log into a site or a device every day. This three-part technical guide looks at how passwords can be better employed, while they are still around.
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News of the death of the password system is premature, despite the security vulnerabilities of this authentication method. Learn how to create a safe password system. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Wi-Fi Sense for Windows 10 can share encrypted passwords for Wi-Fi networks, but is it safe? Expert Michael Cobb has the answer. Continue Reading
An OpenSSH vulnerability allows hackers to easily access passwords with a brute force attack. Expert Michael Cobb explains how to mitigate this flaw. Continue Reading
A variant of the Citadel malware emerged that compromises password management and authentication products. Enterprise threats expert Nick Lewis explains how to prevent and overcome the threat. Continue Reading