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Content tagged with Authentication posted in March 2016
'FBiOS' Case Heading For A New Firestorm
Commentary  |  3/30/2016  | 
The surprise developments in the FBI v Apple case offer little reason to celebrate for encryption and privacy advocates.
From NY To Bangladesh: Inside An Inexcusable Cyber Heist
Commentary  |  3/29/2016  | 
A spelling error was the tipoff to last months multimillion-dollar digital bank heist. But could multifactor authentication have prevented it in the first place?
Think Risk When You Talk About Application Security Today
Commentary  |  3/23/2016  | 
Security from a risk-based perspective puts the focus on component failures and provides robust security for the ultimate target of most attacks -- company, customer and personal data.
Sextortion, Hacking, Gets Former State Dept. Employee 57 Months In Prison
Quick Hits  |  3/22/2016  | 
Embassy worker targeted young women and started campaign with phishing, social engineering.
Thycotic Offers Free Privileged Account Security Software
Quick Hits  |  3/22/2016  | 
Secret Server Free tool available now.
Beyond Back Doors: Recalibrating The Encryption Policy Debate
Commentary  |  3/17/2016  | 
Three compelling reasons why access to back doors should not be the intelligence and law enforcement communitys main policy thrust in the fight against terrorism.
Home Depot To Pay $19.5 Million In Data Breach Settlement
Quick Hits  |  3/17/2016  | 
Home improvement chain agrees to pay for out-of-pocket losses incurred by US shoppers from 2014 data breach, and promises to improve its payment systems' data security.
Forgot My Password: Caption Contest Winners Announced
Commentary  |  3/8/2016  | 
Sticky notes, clouds and authentication jokes. And the winning caption is...
Why Marrying Infosec & Info Governance Boosts Security Capabilities
Commentary  |  3/4/2016  | 
In todays data centric world, security pros need to know where sensitive data is supposed to be, not just where it actually is now.
IoT Security Checklist: Get Ahead Of The Curve
Commentary  |  3/3/2016  | 
The security industry needs to take a Consumer Reports approach to Internet of Things product safety, including rigorous development practices and both physical and digital testing.
X,' Zz Top List Of Password Guesses Attackers Try When Breaking Into Systems
News  |  3/1/2016  | 
Year-long study of credential-scanning data suggests many high-risk systems protected by weak credentials, Rapid7 says.


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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
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Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
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