Twitter just revealed that it made a monumental security blunder by exposing the passwords of users in plain text. The company says there’s been no indication of a security breach tied to the log that contained those login credentials, but let’s not kid ourselves. It’s 2018. You need to change your password — on Twitter and with any other account where you might’ve repeated that password — and secure your Twitter account immediately. The full scope of what happened here isn't yet clear (or how many users were directly affected), but there’s no downside to taking immediate action. Change your Twitter password On the web: Go to Twitter.com, click your profile image in the upper right, choose Settings and privacy and then when the next page loads, select Password in the list running down the left side. Twitter will ask for your existing password and then your new one. Use a strong, unique password. And never repeat them between multiple … [Read more...] about How to secure your Twitter account
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This post is brought to you by Dashlane. With all of the news about data insecurity at Facebook, you might be thinking twice about using the social network to log in to other apps. Sure, using the Facebook Login feature makes it simple to create an account or log in to apps and websites. Unfortunately, it also adds to the data dossier Facebook is compiling about you and your friends. Facebook isn’t the only tech giant offering to make your logins easier. Google and Amazon offer similar services. And let’s face it: Tapping the Login with Facebook button is convenient. However, the companies that offer this convenience do so mainly to collect data on users. (If you’re curious, take a look at all the apps currently connected to your Facebook account.) That tradeoff between security and convenience can produce an uncomfortable dynamic. And, as recent news stories show, you really shouldn’t let tech giants play fast and loose with your data. Password managers make … [Read more...] about Facebook makes logins easy, but at what cost?
Web browsers are building a new way for you to log in, announced today by the W3C and FIDO Alliance standards bodies. Called WebAuthn, the new open standard is currently supported in the latest version of Firefox, and will be supported in upcoming versions of Chrome and Edge slated for release in the next few months. WebAuthn has been working its way toward W3C approval for nearly two years, but today marks the first major announcement of browser support. Apple has not commented on Safari support for WebAuthn, although the company is part of the working group that developed the standard. Today’s announcement the latest step in a years-long effort to move users away from passwords and toward more secure login methods like biometrics and USB tokens. The system is already in place on major services like Google and Facebook, where you can log in using a Yubikey token built to the FIDO standard. WebAuthn will make that feature easier for smaller services to implement, whether using … [Read more...] about Chrome and Firefox will support a new standard for password-free logins
February 25, 2018 - Written By Daniel Golightly With Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus now officially revealed at MWC 2018, the company has continued the rollout of related product information, specifically highlighting the security features of the two flagships. The firm has unsurprisingly continued to bolster and improve the implementation of its already well-known Knox feature for enterprise and personal users alike. However, it took things a bit further this time around, adding further utility to that high-level security through a new tool tied in with the devices’ fingerprint sensor. Beyond that, another new biometrics-related feature called Intelligent Scan is provided, which gives users both a more robust and easy-to-use unlock method using the front camera and iris scanner.The first of those, called Dedicated Fingerprint, is a tool that allows users to set a separate fingerprint from the usual finger used to log in to the device. When that finger is … [Read more...] about Galaxy S9 Combines Iris & Face Scanning, Simplifies Security
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