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Designing Better Biometric Identification Systems
2013-07-17 05:03:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Personal experience and preferences may help explain why fingerprint, eye- and face-recognition technologies have not yet replaced traditional passwords, University of Washington researchers reported on Tuesday in one of the first studies to examine the issue of authentication preferences. Despite their inefficiencies, passwords are still the most common electronic authentication system in use today, protecting everything from our...

2013-07-15 23:18:03

Offers advice to maintain security with remote access users. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 David Boone, CEO of Paranet, the preferred provider of IT services, CRM solutions and IT outsourcing services, cautions companies on the dangers of public Wi-Fi to private company and customer data. Today, 65 percent of companies allow at least some employees to work remotely. More than half of U.S. businesses use cloud computing. According to Boone, this combination is creating a perfect opening...

2013-07-15 23:02:08

Software reviewer Boffin announces the latest 2013 list of free password recovery software. The top picks by Boffin reviewers include Ophcrack and PC Login Now software, among other cutting-edge software. New York City, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 It’s latest recommended list of open source password recovery software revealed today software review website Boffin. The team of reviewers at Boffin assessed different password recovery software based on parameters such as speed and efficiency,...

2013-07-12 23:20:50

idcloak Technologies publishes an advisory Facebook login article to aid users who are facing difficulties in accessing the social networking site from their computer or mobile device. It also helps them identify when they have been hacked – a common cause for login issues. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 idcloak releases a new article in its Knowledge Centre to help users of Facebook negotiate Facebook login problems. The article has compiled 14 of the most commonly faced...

2013-07-08 23:17:10

Bucknell University has formed a new partnership with two other higher education institutions to strengthen internet security on the three campuses. LEWISBURG, Pa. (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 In a world where nearly everyone maintains multiple online identities, a single cyber breach can have a far-flung ripple effect. A 2012 attack on the social networking site LinkedIn, for example, exposed the password hashes, essentially encrypted passwords of millions of users. Eric Smith said those hashes...

Nintendo Fan Site Hacked
2013-07-08 09:55:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The hackers are at it once again, this time targeting gamers and their online accounts. According to the Japan Times, a Nintendo fan site has been hit with an attack that has exposed the private information of nearly 24,000 users. The site had apparently been under attack for nearly a month as hackers attempted more than 15 million logins with false information. Of these millions of attempts, some 23,926 were successful, revealing the...

Hack On Game Company Ubisoft Leaks Account Information
2013-07-03 12:16:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Gaming company Ubisoft has been hacked, resulting in the release of email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords. The company released a statement on Tuesday admitting the hack, noting that while some information had been accessed, users' credit and debit card information was not released. As an added security measure, the company is asking all users to change their passwords. In an interesting twist, one of Ubisoft's newest...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.