07 May 2021

Google Plans to Automatically Enable Two-Factor Authentication

Google is planning to eventually automatically enable two-factor authentication on users’ accounts to better secure them and prevent hacking. Google made the announcement on World Password Day, stating that it will ask people who have already enrolled themselves in the two-step verification feature to confirm their participation. Those who have

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12 Mar 2021

Netflix Introduces Measures to Prevent Password Sharing

Netflix has allegedly introduced new potential measures that will prevent password sharing between multiple households or friends. If two users of the same account do not live together, they may be prohibited from using the same account. Typically, users can verify if they are eligible to access a particular account

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06 Sep 2019

New Technique Makes Passwords 14M Percent Harder to Crack, Nonprofit Claims

Security researchers at Tide, an Australian nonprofit, say they have developed a new method for securing login credentials that makes it almost infinitely more difficult to crack passwords using automated attacks such as dictionary attacks relying on lists of common usernames and passwords. The technique involves breaking up encrypted passwords

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16 Oct 2018

The Newest Password Technology Is Making Your Phone Easier for Police to Search

The way that current laws are written in the US has meannt that the “keys” to biometric passwords like facescans, fingerprints, and other similar technologies are treated like traditional searches for which police can easily obtain warrants. Alphanumeric passwords, however, are treated as “testimonial” evidence, meaning that defendants have Fifth

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08 Oct 2018

Weak passwords banned in California from 2020

As one of the many bills around the country and world that is working to protect devices and data, the state of California has banned the use of simple or default passwords on internet-connected devices made or sold in its borders, mandating that every item have its own unique password

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03 Oct 2018

Employees Share Average of 6 Passwords With Co-Workers

A recent study by LastPass measured that the average employee shares 6 passwords with their coworkers. Workers are also still regularly re-using passwords across work and private domains, as well as across various accounts. In one improving area, however, the uptake in multi factor authentication implementation has increased from 25.5%

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