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How does the Microsoft Authenticator application affect password use?

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How does the Microsoft Authenticator application affect password use? In an effort to reduce password usage, Microsoft introduced a new smartphone-based login feature for its Microsoft Authenticator application. How does this feature work, and can methods like this effectively eliminate passwords? Protecting passwords has always been a thorn in the side of security practitioners looking […]

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Cybersecurity And Password Trends Around The World Do More Harm Than Good For Customers

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Cybersecurity And Password Trends Around The World Do More Harm Than Good For Customers It’s normally in the final seconds of a TV or radio interview that security experts get asked for advice for the general public – something simple, unambiguous, and universally applicable. It’s a fair question, and what the public want. But simple […]

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The Great Identity/Authentication Confusion

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The Great Identity/Authentication Confusion At this year’s PYMNTS Innovation Project, Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s former Supreme Commander, said that one of the biggest points of compromise that cybercrooks exploit is the login. And that for far too long, more focus has been placed on password security and management — accessing information — rather than on […]

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Beyond passwords: NIST explores new digital identity management

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Beyond passwords: NIST explores new digital identity management Are fingerprints better than passwords for securing government systems? Where do iris scanners fit in on the spectrum of securing identities? Is it a case of apples versus oranges? That’s what the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace is trying to determine. An offshoot of the […]

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Tools4ever Publishes New eBook on Account and Password Management in Education

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Tools4ever Publishes New eBook on Account and Password Management in Education Tools4ever, a market leader in identity governance and administration (IGA), has published a new eBook on identity and access management in education. The eBook discusses many of the common account management and password issues that the education industry faces every day and several ways […]

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VeriStor and Thycotic Partner to Prevent Cyber Attacks through Privileged Account Password Protection

VeriStor and Thycotic Partner to Prevent Cyber Attacks through Privileged Account Password Protection VeriStor Systems, an advanced IT solutions provider specializing in virtual infrastructure and enterprise private, public and hybrid cloud services and solutions, today announced that it has become an authorized partner of Thycotic, a provider of privileged account management (PAM) solutions for more […]

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Centrify warns passwords are past their use-by date

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Centrify warns passwords are past their use-by date Lachlan McKenzie, ANZ Manager for Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has warned that many Australian and New Zealand companies risk their IT security by over-relying on passwords. Mr. McKenzie, who joined Centrify in July 2015, said the most disturbing observation of his first […]

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LastPass security flaws put passwords at risk, patch rolling out

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LastPass security flaws put passwords at risk, patch rolling out Problems with LastPass security might have been improperly disclosed, putting user passwords at higher risk, but the flaws have already been fixed with an update rolling out now. Read more at – LastPass security flaws put passwords at risk, patch rolling out

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Online security in the 21st Century: Thinking beyond the password

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Online security in the 21st Century: Thinking beyond the password John Barco, VP global product marketing at ForgeRock discusses how online security is increasingly moving away from password-based security towards more progressive identity-centric solutions fit for the 21st century. Every internet user is familiar with the traditional username and password approach to online security, but […]

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Password manager OneLogin buys identity management startup Portadi

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Password manager OneLogin buys identity management startup Portadi Password management business OneLogin said it acquired identity management startup Portadi on Monday for an undisclosed sum. CEO Dusan Vitek co-founded the Santa Clara-based Portadi in 2014 to develop a cloud-based password management tool. Prior to the acquisition, the company raised an undisclosed round with participation from […]

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