Microsoft will soon offer new ways to log into cloud services like Microsoft 365 without relying on passwords.Security is one of the main advantages of moving to the cloud; providers like Microsoft can invest millions in protecting their users, and have enormous teams dedicated to keeping their users safe.However, cloud services have a big downside: phishing. If an account is protected by a single password, it's alarmingly vulnerable to attack. That's before you consider the hassle of having to remember passwords, or install a password manager (which could be compromised itself)."Our analysis indicates that cloud-based user account attacks are up more than 300% over the past year," says Rob Lefferts, director of enterprise and security for Windows. "Passwords are the weakest link, and they are a source of frustration for users."You've got the keyThat's why Microsoft has announced that its next Microsoft 365 update will support the FIDO 2.0 web authentication standard, the heart of … [Read more...] about Microsoft is giving you more password-free login options at work
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Microsoft's Windows Phone platform may effectively be dead at this point, but don't despair: You can still get a fantastic Microsoft experience on your mobile device. You just have to look to an unlikely bedfellow.With Windows Phone (a.k.a. Windows 10 Mobile) out of the picture, Microsoft is devoting an ever-increasing amount of energy to creating its own mini-platform within Google's Android ecosystem. And given Android's immense flexibility and customization potential, that opens the door to some pretty compelling possibilities.With the right set of apps, in fact, you can basically create a Windows-centric environment on any Android device — with everything from the services you adore to the phone-to-PC harmony you crave. Here are the ingredients and the steps to get started.Home screenThe core of your Android setup is your home screen — and the app that'll turn it into a hub for your Microsoft-Android experience is the aptly named Microsoft Launcher.On the … [Read more...] about How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android
It was a wild west week in security, as GitHub succeeded in surviving the biggest DDoS attack ever (1.35 terabits per second!) and analysts scrutinized the "false flag" techniques Russian hackers have used in their attacks to shift blame and throw off investigators. Researchers found an unexpected method for executing phishing attacks against some "unphishable" Yubikey two-factor authentication tokens. (Not the one included in WIRED's subscription package.) And the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in US v. Microsoft, which will have major implications for how your data is stored and accessed by governments. The shenanigans didn't stop there. On Sunday, House Democrats released a dramatic rebuttal to the controversial "Nunes memo," in which Republicans asserted last month that law enforcement officials inappropriately obtained a surveillance warrant against former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. Researchers found that websites using "session replay" tools to track users risk … [Read more...] about Equifax Found 2.4 Million More People Hit By Its Breach
posted on 20 May 2014, 12:21 4 1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1239; Member since: 13 Aug 2010) It feels like the first one just came out! posted on 20 May 2014, 13:20 4 18. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011) i think MS has gone off the deep end, those prices are absolutely embarrassing posted on 20 May 2014, 14:31 15 32. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1731; Member since: 30 Jul 2013) Macbook air is more expensive, pro 3 has better specs, resolution that makes the air look like a toy, touch screen, hybrid(tablet, ultrabook), pen that works great and can be used for designers. And much more. Besides few hours of extra battery air has nothing better than pro 3 but it sells like hotcakes. No its not embarrassing, thats how quality ultrabooks are priced. Its not a tablet that you can buy for 500$. Its a high end ultrabook in tablet form factor. 35. medicci37 (Posts: 1355; Member since: 19 Nov 2011) Not planning on buying a overpriced Mac Air either … [Read more...] about Comments for : What did you think of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3?
posted on 11 Jan 2017, 07:57 0 2. MrElectrifyer (banned) (Posts: 3960; Member since: 21 Oct 2014) Think I'll be switching from google authenticator to this one. Ever since google authenticator was updated with some "built-in" qr code scanner, I've never been able to add new 2-factor authentications, just keep getting the error message "bar code scanner is not available now"... … [Read more...] about Comments for : Microsoft’s Authenticator app receives first major beta update for Android and iOS