A security audit of popular password managers has revealed some concerning weaknesses. Luckily, none of the problems are showstoppers that should put people off using such applications. But the research shows that some password managers need to more thoroughly scrub data left in memory.
The risk of cyberattacks on financial institutions (FIs) cannot be overstated. In the past year, there have been more than one billion cyberattacks on financial institutions. That is three hundred times more than any other industry, such as retail, insurance, or healthcare. At an average cost of $18 million dollars...
The Unique Identity Authority of India, which administers the Aadhaar program, is again facing harsh criticism about its security measures, this time from State Bank of India. But rather than pointing fingers, all government organizations need to collaborate to enhance security.
As part of its ongoing push toward cashless payments, India is taking steps to ramp up the use of contactless payments, which are already becoming more common in Japan, South Korea, Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. What can be done to balance security vs. convenience?
Australian security expert Troy Hunt says an 87 GB compilation of username and password combinations - drawn from more than 2,000 databases - includes 773 million unique email addresses for apparent use in credential-stuffing attacks. Takeaway: Use a unique password for every site, or else.
The Reserve Bank of India intends to do away with the one-time password authentication process for online transactions. In a step in that direction, for the first time, it's allowing widespread tokenization of debit, credit and prepaid card transactions to enhance the safety of digital payments.
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Passwords are a pain. We all aim to protect both our customers and brand, however, passwords are weak, hard to remember and easy to hack. As organizations try to strengthen password policy requirements, legitimate customers fail and abandon into more costly channels like the call center. This cumbersome experience...
German officials say the suspect behind the mega-leak of politicians' and celebrities' personal details exploited their weak passwords to access email, social media and cloud service accounts. What can the security industry do to help address the password problem?
Despite increased use of two-factor authentication and biometrics, passwords are still the most common form of authentication. However, when most breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords, it's clear passwords pose significant risks that can't be ignored.
From potential security breaches to increased...
Although the Reserve Bank of India mandated that banks complete the shift from magnetic stripe debit and credit cards to EMV chip-and-PIN cards by Jan. 1 to help reduce fraud, there's still plenty of work to be done.
German police arrested a 20-year-old student - living at home with his parents - who they say confessed to leaking contact details and sensitive information for an estimated 1,000 German celebrities, journalists and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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