Just five months after the company's launch, SlickLogin has announced its acquisition by Google. The Israeli security start-up has developed a method of authenticating your smartphone using an inaudible sound wave transmitted from your computer.
What can we do to protect ourselves from stolen password databases, phishing attacks, keyloggers or credit card skimmers installed in our local ATMs? We can start with two-factor authentication. This article tells you what it is, how it works and where you can use it.
Microsoft joins Google, PayPal, Lenovo and other tech giants as a member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, a non-profit group working to design better and more standardised methods of checking identity across the internet.
Apple pushed out iOS 7.0.4 last week, the fourth patch in two months.
Is iOS getting buggier, or is Apple simply publishing security fixes more promptly?
Last week Motorola execs showed off experimental biostamps - digital "tattoos" capable of authenticating you to your phone. Could this be the ultimate solution to the problem of authentication and passwords, or is it just a sci-fi pipe dream?
After celebrity Web 2.0 journalist Mat Honan had all his iDevices remote-wiped by a cybercrook last year, Apple's login security has been under scrutiny.
Good news! Apple has finally bitten the bullet and started offering two-factor verification for Apple ID users...
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
When you read a message in your inbox, should you trust that the information hasn't been tampered with or that it even comes from who it claims?
PayPal will sell you an authentication token that can greatly boost your account security.
But you can skip token authentication easily. Find out how, and vote in our poll to say what you think of this feature...
Facebook to exclude phone numbers from reverse lookup - for users of two-factor authentication, anyway
Facebook's SMS-based login security was a Catch-22. You had to give Facebook your phone number to improve security. But that exposed your phone number to the vagaries of the Facebook search system.
That's now changed, but apparently only temporarily, while Facebook decides what happens next.
Leaving RDP open to the internet is a little bit like giving a visitor a seat in the corner of your server room and saying, "I'll just leave you here while I go for lunch. Don't touch anything, will you?"
What could possibly go wrong?
Big-time online entertainment outfit Blizzard has just owned up to a data haemorrhage.
Blizzard strongly suggests - but manfully doesn't pretend to guarantee - that financial data such as credit cards, billing addresses, and real names weren't got at.
Customers of cloud-based file storing-and-sharing company Dropbox should check on the data they've entrusted to the service, following the company's admission that it messed up its access controls for several hours.
Graham Cluley describes what steps you should take to reduce the chances of your Gmail account being hacked.