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Bad biometrics: Samsung’s new S10 phone

When biometrics work properly, they can provide you with an easy to use security solution with a reasonable level of…

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Time to end the cloud-o-phobia

Sorry, but I felt no need to purchase a monocle so I could have it pop out of my eye…

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Security risks from domain typo squatters

One of the ways that hackers get users to click on malicious links or believe false emails is to use…

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Comcast assigned every mobile customer the same unchangeable PIN to protect against SIM hijack attacks: 0000

If someone wants to steal your phone number — say, to intercept the two-factor authentication SMSes needed to break into…

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The war we try to ignore

As information security professionals, our goal is to protect information against attacks on confidentiality, integrity and availability. Today, I want…

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Even with security flaws, you should be using a password manager

Yesterday, the Washington Post ran an article about some important security research on password managers, describing a number of serious…

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Things to worry about in 2019

In this post, I wanted to take a break from telling you what *I* think the things that should keep…

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Something’s not quite right…

Apparently, I am a man ahead of my time. While I have always sensed that there is something not quite…

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What does your password say about you?

Using what we security experts call “crappy passwords” can be the first step in a journey to identity theft and…

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E.U. software bug bounties for open source software 👍

Here is a great example of how international cooperation can make the Internet more secure for us all… the European…