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Yahoo Mail Hacked Again
2014-01-31 12:55:40

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Yahoo just rejoined the ranks of companies that have been compromised by hackers. The company said its Yahoo Mail servers were hacked, and sent a notice to users advising that passwords be changed. Yahoo has been through this before with its Yahoo Mail users. However, after a holiday shopping season where a number of retail accounts were compromised by hackers who gained access to credit card information from hundreds of millions of...

2014-01-28 08:36:43

World's #1 Password Manager and Form Filler is Now a Free Windows Phone App FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siber Systems, Inc., maker of RoboForm, the world's most popular password manager, today announced the availability of RoboForm for Windows Phone, a free app that extends the power of RoboForm to smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. RoboForm for Windows Phone lets users securely log-in to any number of Web accounts, fill in forms with personal...

2014-01-24 23:22:07

The Roundup findings suggest that some of the top e-commerce sites in the US fail to implement basic password policies that could adequately protect their users’ personal data. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Today, Dashlane announces the first edition of its quarterly Personal Data Security Roundup. Consumers increasingly share their personal data, including payment information, with a growing number of e-retailers. The keys that protect their personal data are the passwords they...

2014-01-23 23:04:58

AuthenWare has integrated its new Tune Tapping technology with Google Apps so now a user can access their Google account without typing a User ID or Password. Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 AuthenWare®, the leading vendor of Behavioral Biometrics uses its innovative biometric authentication and real-time fraud detection software to eliminate typing User IDs and Passwords, enabling users to simply tap a few notes of a favorite tune instead. TAP A TUNE. This amazing Tune Tapping...

Worst Passwords Annual List Released By SplashData
2014-01-21 05:58:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mobile phone software company SplashData has released its annual list of the 25 most frequently used online passwords, and for the first time in the brief history of the list, there's a new #1! During the first two years in which the Los Gatos, California-based firm first started analyzing the most common passwords among those leaked by hacker, “password” topped the list. This year, however, it has fallen to the second-place...

2014-01-20 23:20:42

The 2013 list of worst passwords, influenced by postings from the Adobe breach, demonstrates the importance of not basing passwords on the application or website being accessed. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet. For the first time since SplashData began compiling its annual list, "password" has lost its title as the most common and therefore Worst Password, and two-time runner-up...

Starbucks App Vulnerabilities
2014-01-16 12:30:42

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first rule of creating a successful app is to protect your users' passwords. Yet Starbucks created an app that stores usernames, email addresses and passwords in clear text, leaving one of the most popular apps in the US vulnerable to attack. Starbucks confirmed late on Tuesday that passwords were not encrypted, Computerworld reports. The credentials in the app are available to anyone with access to the phone by connecting the...

2014-01-14 23:04:14

Nonprofits that use Blackbaud® software can now take advantage of added security with minimal disruption by adding phone authentication to traditional logins. Lynnwood, WA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Hacking scandals and data security glitches have made headlines in recent months. In response, companies have enhanced security for accessing cloud-based data and services. From your Citi account to Google, most logins now push for at least two-levels of security. Yet many nonprofits,...

2014-01-13 23:23:24

Alliance Two Factor Authentication brings mobile SMS and voice two factor authentication to the IBM i platform. IBM i customers can significantly improve the security of their systems without the added expense of security tokens or appliances. Olympia, WA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Townsend Security, a leading authority in data privacy solutions, today announced Alliance Two Factor Authentication for IBM i. This new solution allows organizations to reduce the security weakness of relying on...

2014-01-10 23:23:15

With more than 100 billion apps downloaded in 2013, PasswordBox is honoured as the most promising and cutting-edge app at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2014. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 PasswordBox, the only password manager with a social twist, today announced it has been named 2014 CES Mobile App Showdown winner by Living Digital Times. PasswordBox was recognized by a panel of expert judges, and demonstrated on-stage best practices regarding the protection of users'...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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