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1Password no longer automatically submits passwords on Macs
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Updates to 1Password mean that while you can run the application in dark mode to match your MacOS Mojave's nighttime setting the password manager will no longer automatically submit previously filled passwords. In 1Password 7.2, you will have to pres…

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Standards Milestone Could Mark Beginning of End for Passwords
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A Web standards milestone could point to the end of the road for pesky passwords. The new standard, WebAuthn, has won near-final approval from the World Wide Web Consortium. WebAuthn defines a standard API that can be incorporated into browsers and Web infrastructure. It opens the door for new ways for users to authenticate themselves […]

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Thousands of servers found leaking 750MB worth of passwords and keys
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Enlarge (credit: Mike Pratt) Thousands of servers operated by businesses and other organizations are openly sharing credentials that may allow anyone on the Internet to log in and read or modify potentially sensitive data stored online. In a blog post published late last week, researcher Giovanni Collazo said a quick query on the Shodan search […]

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LastPass will store two-factor codes alongside your passwords
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Keeping track of a list of secure passwords across your myriad accounts and services is a nightmare, but it's necessary for the future we live in. LastPass, the password management app, wants to make it a little more convenient on mobile. With the la…

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Why This Man Is Risking Jail by Refusing to Surrender Passwords at a London Airport
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Muhammad Rabbani wasn’t shocked last winter when he was stopped by British authorities at Heathrow airport. It would’ve been more astonishing had he simply walked up to the passport counter, declared his business and been allowed to pass. Read more…

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Slashdot Asks: Should Businesses Switch To Biometric Passwords?
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This question was inspired by a recent article in Harvard Business Review: It’s become abundantly clear that passwords are an untenable way to secure our data online. And asking your customers to keep track of complicated log-in information is a terrible user experience… The threat to security when relying on passwords is one reason businesses […]

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HipChat resets all passwords after hackers break in
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Today, Hipchat alerted its users that someone broke into one of its servers through a vulnerability in a third-party library. The chat service saw no evidence that other Atlassian systems or products like Jira or Trello were affected, but they're for…

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What can you do with a billion Yahoo passwords? Lots of bad things
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An image sent by DNC staffer Alexandra Chalupa shows a warning message she received from Yahoo Mail. She may have been targeted using data from one of the Yahoo breaches or a forged cookie based on stolen Yahoo code. (credit: Alexandra Chalupa) In October of 2013, as a result of documents leaked by Edward Snowden, […]

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'Open YOLO' May Be The Future Of Managing Passwords
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Google and Dashlane have recently joined hands to help Android users in managing their lengthy and so-called strong passwords in a easy way. Known as ‘Open YOLO’, this open source project being developed by Google, Dashlane and a few other password managers, is working on an open API for app developers, which they can use […]

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