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Password security is critical for an organisation's cyber defence: A few best practices
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Password security is critical for an organisation's cyber defence: A few best practices

Here are some of the best practices for IT admins and security teams to make sure end-user passwords are not compromised

Millions of people are still using passwords like '123456' or 'qwerty': Study
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Millions of people are still using passwords like '123456' or 'qwerty': Study

Top of the list was 123456, appearing in more than 23 million passwords.

Over 50 % of smartphone users don't use passwords or anti-theft solutions
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Over 50 % of smartphone users don't use passwords or anti-theft solutions

According to the survey less than 48 percent of people password-protect their mobile devices.

PSA: Check your passwords against this database of over 300 million stolen credentials
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PSA: Check your passwords against this database of over 300 million stolen credentials

Password management is a painful chore, but as with all chores, a necessary one. In the digital age, data is everything and it must be protected.

Experts claim that bad passwords are a significant threat to cyber security in India
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Experts claim that bad passwords are a significant threat to cyber security in India

Even though the number of internet users in India is expected to reach 420 million by June, there is still a lack of awareness about passwords among the masses.

Google clarifies that being signed out of gmail is not part of any phishing attack
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Google clarifies that being signed out of gmail is not part of any phishing attack

The concerned users have reported this incident after fearing that they have lost access to their Google accounts.

Intel Security reveals findings of a study on the impact of technology on human relationships in India
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Intel Security reveals findings of a study on the impact of technology on human relationships in India

Valentine's Day is just under a week away, and according to an Intel study, you are more likely to spend time with your smartphone than your partner.

Facebook introduces delegated recovery to secure accounts for third party services
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Facebook introduces delegated recovery to secure accounts for third party services

Users can recover their lost GitHub accounts through Facebook verification, instead of using an e-mail address or phone numbers.

Your heartbeat may replace passwords of your health records
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Your heartbeat may replace passwords of your health records

A patient's own heartbeat may be soon used as the password to access electronic health records, say scientists who developed a low-cost technique to protect personal data.

Study reveals
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Study reveals "123456" was the most common password in 2016

The numeric combination of '123456' was the most common password of 2016, followed by '123456789' and 'qwerty'.

US Court of Appeals rules that a defendant can be legally compelled to reveal his passwords
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US Court of Appeals rules that a defendant can be legally compelled to reveal his passwords

In what is a landmark ruling that will set quite the precedent, a Florida Court of Appeals ruled that a defendant can be legally compelled to reveal the passcode to his phone.

Yahoo security breach: Here is how to secure your Yahoo account
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Yahoo security breach: Here is how to secure your Yahoo account

Yahoo announced one of the biggest ever security breaches with 1 billion user accounts compromised.

Legion claims to have hacked the email accounts of 74,000 chartered accountants, banks
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Legion claims to have hacked the email accounts of 74,000 chartered accountants, banks

Hacking group Legion claims tht it has hacked into emails of 74,000 chartered accountants across India, private institutions and banks

Fingerprints: A convenient digital key but not as safe as one would assume
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Fingerprints: A convenient digital key but not as safe as one would assume

It sounds like a great idea: Forget passwords, and instead lock your phone or computer with your fingerprint. It's a convenient form of security - though it's also perhaps not as safe as you'd think.

Facebook regularly buys passwords from blackmarket for cross-referencing to maintain security
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Facebook regularly buys passwords from blackmarket for cross-referencing to maintain security

According to Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos, the company buys passwords that hackers are selling in the black market and cross-references them with encrypted passwords used on their platform.

Password Safe developer refuses to fix security issue for ad revenue
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Password Safe developer refuses to fix security issue for ad revenue

KeePass, a popular free and open source password safe app developer, Dominik Reichl straight off refused to patch the security exploit in the KeePass app after the issue was brought to his attention back in February.

Reddit resets 100,000 passwords in last two weeks
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Reddit resets 100,000 passwords in last two weeks

Reddit has send password reset emails while resetting about 100,000 accounts in last two weeks.

‘123456’ retains its spot as the worst password, yet again
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‘123456’ retains its spot as the worst password, yet again

SplashData has compiled its annual list of worst passwords for the year 2015.

US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case
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US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case

A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing Thursday as part of the Justice Department's ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.

MasterCard to allow customers authenticate online payments using selfies
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MasterCard to allow customers authenticate online payments using selfies

MasterCard has launched a new mobile app that will allow customers to replace their passwords that authenticate their online purchases with selfies or fingerprints.