What does Microsoft’s move mean for passwords?

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The FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online Alliance) recently awarded Microsoft Hello, Microsoft’s Windows facial recognition system, FIDO2 certification. With this certification, Windows devices can use biometrics — such as facial recognition, fingerprint, or FIDO2 security keys — to authenticate to devices. While this news is Microsoft focused, it’s part of a broader push to depreciate […]

In security, it’s usually the basic stuff that gets you — like passwords

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There are some very smart hackers out there with access to the latest techniques and exploits, but time and again it has been observed that attackers don’t need to deploy the latest and greatest because they can achieve their goals with the older and basic. Why bother with something complex or burn a new tool […]

Are we honest about our password habits?

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Passwords are always an interesting discussion. While we all are aware that passwords aren’t quite good enough, we’ve yet to turn to any alternatives that are as convenient. PCMag.com recently set out to get some answers when it comes to passwords, and so they surveyed 2,500 U.S. consumers to get a sense of their password […]