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RSAC2019: Biometric-Based Authentication Becomes Popular

At the RSAC2019 conference, the need for security improvement in identity management of enterprises has prompted biometric-based authentication to become many participants’ focus.

Enterprises are currently facing more and more phishing attacks. Using weak passwords or default passwords are the main reason of this situation. According to the Verizon Data Breach Survey, weak passwords have caused more than 80% of the phishing attacks. To make matters worse, hackers are compiling password lists and selling them on the dark market.

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Published on March 14, 2019

CEOs of Marriott, Equifax apologize to lawmakers after data breaches

Equifax and Marriott executives are slated to appear before the Senate on Thursday (March 7) to discuss what lessons the two companies have learned from some of the largest data breaches to hit corporate America.

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Published on March 8, 2019

A New Zero-day Vulnerability Hits Google Chrome

Experts from the security firm EdgeSpot have discovered a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Google Chrome web browser. The vulnerability allows attackers to steal data from users who opened PDF files inside Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer.

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Published on March 6, 2019

Facebook Shuts Down Onavo VPN App Following Privacy Scandal

Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its Onavo VPN app that was spying on its users.

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Published on February 28, 2019

Google’s new Chrome Extension Password Checkup Checks For Already Compromised Passwords

Google just released an awesome security tool which is available for all Chrome browser users. This new Chrome extension called Password Checkup that will automatically check if your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use – Google says “most” US sites are supported – against a database of around four billion usernames and passwords, and warns you if it finds a match. In other words, the Password Checkup Chrome extension will tell you when you need to change your password and every single person who uses Chrome should install it immediately.

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Published on February 26, 2019
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