Passwords

    • Man who invented P@$$w0rd guidelines regrets it

      Anyone who has held a job that required a computer in the past decade and a half has been subjected to the tedious practice of having to change their password every 30 to 90 days. Then that password has to have an uppercase letter, a number, a symbol, an Egyptian hieroglyph, some ancient Sanskrit, your DNA sequence and that unpronounceable icon Prince used to use as his name.

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  • The world’s worst passwords of 2016

    … The world’s worst passwords of 2016 The worst passwords of 2016 have been released and once again there are no surprises. Keeper Security studied the passwords of 10 million online accounts that were hacked and released the 25 most commonly used passwords in these hacked accounts. 123456 remains as the most commonly used password while the top…

    Greg's Corner- 14 readers -
  • Adaptly Execs Share Their 2017 Predictions

    … social; not only on Facebook (which so far has been the dominating platform) but also on the more recently established channels. Live video Arber: The opportunity to own live TV streaming on social is up for grabs, and we can expect to see every major social player compete for it. Cord-cutters have created an opening on mobile that platforms can fill…

    AllTwitterin Facebook Twitter YouTube- 33 readers -
  • Legal Issues and the Role of Social Media

    … going to the gym and enjoying life, the defendant requested that the plaintiff provide the defendant with her Facebook username and password. In another case, the plaintiff in Allied Concrete Co. vs. Lester filed a lawsuit against defendant in a wrongful death action. A Facebook post that included a photo of him holding a beer with a shirt declaring…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 30 readers -
  • Yahoo hacked again. What you need to do

    … Yahoo hacked again. What you need to do Yesterday, Yahoo announced that 500 million accounts had been stolen by a state-sponsored hack back in 2014. So if you use Yahoo Mail, or any other of their services like Flickr, it’s time to change your password once again. Even if you’ve changed your password since the hack took place it is recommended…

    Greg's Corner- 17 readers -
  • Facebook: No SMS Charges for Account Kit Until August 2018

    … to login to their applications with their phone numbers or email addresses and to register for their applications without creating passwords, making the process simpler for users and hopefully boosting engagement for developers. Mak also said in the blog post that since its introduction in April, Account Kit has been implemented by developers in 26 countries, resulting in conversion rates of up to 90 percent. Developers: What have your experiences been like with Facebook’s Account Kit? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 15 readers -
  • eBay App Adds One Time Password, Touch ID, Android Wear Support

    … eBay announced updates for its iOS and Android applications, introducing a new One Time Password feature for users. With the One Time Password feature, a user can sign in to their eBay account using a single code they receive in a text message. Once they enter the one-time code, they’ll stay signed in and won’t need to remember or enter…

    AllTwitter- 19 readers -
  • Can Data Security Keep Up With Fraud, Bots and Hackers?

    … Hacking, fraud, and malicious bot activity online is getting more sophisticated. As businesses work to eliminate weak points in their security infrastructure, passwords may become obsolete. But are there more breaches, or is there simply more awareness related to breaches, hacking and fraud? Motherboard contributor Jason Cox noted…

    Inside Facebook- 14 readers -
  • Does Your Social Media Strategy Address Customer Security Concerns?

    … The majority of adults today use some form of social media to keep in touch with friends, find dates and chat about their interests, but in the aftermath of last year’s Ashley Madison hack, many users across platforms are feeling a little too vulnerable. When a Facebook ad pops up for a product that we looked for a few days before, we wonder…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 19 readers -
  • 72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025 (Infographic)

    …. The report predicts that by 2025, 72 percent of companies will stop using passwords, and 36 percent will stop using them in as little as four years. The two main avenues of change are two-factor authentication and behavioral biometrics. While 85 percent of companies plan to use 2FA within the next 12 months, users have historically been reluctant…

    AllTwitterin Facebook- 23 readers -
  • Twitter Responds to Reports of Leaked Passwords

    … Twitter responded to widespread reports of security breaches and leaked passwords with a blog post by trust and information security officer Michael Coates. Coates wrote that Twitter investigated recent claims of user names and passwords for sale, and it found that the information was not obtained by hacking its servers: The purported Twitter…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 11 readers -
  • What’s Next for Our Weak But Resilient Password System? (Report)

    … from here. Users are still largely engaged in sloppy practices. 8 percent of millennials, 6 percent of Generation X and 4 percent of baby boomers use the same password across all accounts–only 16 percent of users surveyed follow the best practice of a unique password for each account. 25 percent of all respondents had an account compromised…

    AllFacebook- 14 readers -
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