Category: authentication

a new, saner approach to password policies

In this article over at Ars Technica, we get the scoop on Standford University’s new password policies which vary the requirements for password complexity (use…

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heartbleed forecast: continued heartburn

It seems like Heartbleed is going to be keeping  infosec people busy  for a while. First, multiple people have succeeded in extracting the private signing…

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more iPhone fingerprint issues

Another attack on the iPhone 5s TouchID sensor… a German security firm has claimed to be able to use an iPhone 4s camera to grab…

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iPhone fingerprint security – part 2

Some interesting insight on security and Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor from a quite comprehensive review of the 5S by Andrew Cunningham over at Ars Technica… For my…

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thoughts on the iPhone fingerprint hack

We all knew this would happen, although I was a little bit surprised as to how quickly The Chaos Computer Club’s recent unveiling of a…

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epic fail – hackers gonna hack… unless they don’t have to

Earlier this week, an Australian firm providing billing and support services to web hosting firms found that their web site had been destroyed, their Twitter…

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authentication via butt-prints?

From the “you can’t make this stuff up” file… Cars of the future may use the driver’s rear end as identity protection, through a system…

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