Forget what you heard about magic rings, eye scans and two-step verification, the bar for log-in security has officially been raised with the most private password of all time: a thought.
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Researchers from two-factor authentication provider Duo Security found a loophole in Google's authentication system that allowed them to bypass the company's 2-step login verification by abusing the unique passwords used to connect individual applications to Google accounts. According to the Duo Security researchers, Google fixed the flaw on Feb. 21, but the incident...
(2 months and 28 days ago)
Earlier Friday, The Verge reported on a significant security exploit with Apple’s “reset password” functionality for Apple IDs. Armed with only your email address and date of birth, a hacker could tweak a specific URL to reset the password for your account. If you’ve already enabled Apple’s just-launched two-step verification for your account, you shouldn’t be vulnerable...
(2 months ago)
Two companies offering third-party support for Oracle's open-source MySQL database, as well as the MySQL offshoot MariaDB, have announced plans to merge.SkySQL, which was launched in 2010, said Tuesday it will merge with Monty Program, the company founded by MySQL creator Michael "Monty" Widenius. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close within several months, were not...
(1 month ago)
Update: Apple said that it is working to correct the Apple ID password reset exploit that was discovered earlier today and forced the company to suspend its iForgot tool."Apple takes customer privacy very seriously. We are aware of this issue, and working on a fix," the company told The Verge in an update.No timeframe of when Apple will restore the ability to reset account...
(2 months and 1 day ago)
Update: Apple said that it's working to correct the Apple ID password reset exploit that was discovered earlier today and forced the company to suspend its iForgot tool."Apple takes customer privacy very seriously," the company told The Verge. "We are aware of this issue, and working on a fix."No timeframe for when Apple will restore the ability to reset account passwords...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users’ accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins. Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code using a text message each time they sign in to Twitter.com. Besides their username and...
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Twitter has added two-step verification to increase its security after all the recent hacks into high profile media accounts, but you should go sign up for it right this minute - because everyone's vulnerable to password attacks these days. Or maybe not right this minute, since there are some reports that Twitter is a little overwhelmed and others have reported the two steps...
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A hack detailed by YouTube user videosdebarraquito demonstrates how anyone can bypass the iOS 6.1 password lock for iPhone access.
(3 months and 8 days ago)
The development team behind the popular Nginx open-source Web server software released security updates on Tuesday to address a highly critical vulnerability that could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on susceptible servers. Identified as CVE-2013-2028, the vulnerability is a stack-based buffer overflow and was first introduced in the Nginx 1.3.9...
(16 days ago)
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