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Pingrid: password security based on pattern recognition

Pingrid: password security based on pattern recognition

Pingrid is a password system that aims to increase your online security by changing your password every time by having you enter a pattern on a grid. 3


Myris scans your eye to unlock your password vault

Myris scans your eye to unlock your password vault

A new gadget soon to be hitting the consumer market means you won't even need to remember a single password. All you have to do is scan your eye.


The 25 worst passwords of 2013

The 25 worst passwords of 2013

Internet security firm SplashData has released its list of the worst passwords of 2013. King of terrible passwords, "password", has finally been unseated from its throne. 3


Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack

Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack

In the first documented attack of its kind, the Internet of Things has been used as part of an attack that sent out over 750,000 spam emails. 1


Chrome extensions change hands, add malware

Chrome extensions change hands, add malware

Adware vendors are purchasing Chrome extensions from their creators and using the software to push adware and malware to users. 1


Cryptographer creates Blackphone to "ensure privacy"

Cryptographer creates Blackphone to

Phil Zimmerman, creator of PGP, will reveal the Android-based Blackphone at Mobile World Congress in February.


Intel renames McAfee software, John McAfee "elated"

Intel renames McAfee software, John McAfee

Intel is changing the name of its McAfee anti-virus software to remove the association to security software enfant terrible John McAfee.


2013: Shay's big moments of the year

2013: Shay's big moments of the year

Seamus takes a look back at some of the big news moments of 2013, from the bubble of Bitcoin to the rubble of the NBN.


Google announces Project Shield to defend websites against DDoS

Google announces Project Shield to defend websites against DDoS

Google has announced what it is calling Project Shield, a new initiative to help small websites ward off DDoS attacks by routing traffic through its own system. 2


Devastating new malware: pay up or lose your files

Devastating new malware: pay up or lose your files

A new ransomware doing the rounds is one of the most vicious seen, directly targeting specific files and destroying them if you don't pay up. 3


Apple Touch ID awaits iCloud Keychain for its revolutionary moment

Apple Touch ID awaits iCloud Keychain for its revolutionary moment

iCloud Keychain has shifted to "coming soon" in iOS 7 at launch. The feature could make Apple's fingerprint technology turn all passwords into a simple tap of the finger.


Google Cloud Storage now automatically encrypts all data

Google Cloud Storage now automatically encrypts all data

Current users shouldn't actually notice a difference in performance or usage, as this is all set up to take place behind the scenes.


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