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New research shows that "123456" is a good password after all.
Apple's march toward seamless integration between the Mac, iPhone and iPad worries some security experts who say companies may find it more difficult to prevent data leakage on the devices.
Dropbox has patched a vulnerability that made it possible for unauthorized people to view documents that had been shared through the online file-sharing service.
The moment I walk into the 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado, I'm approached by a security guard, taser on his hip, who requests my identification. As I fumble around in my wallet for my driver's license, I take a look around the lobby and spot at least three different cameras staring right back at me -- and this was after walking past multiple cameras outside just to get in the front door. After explaining that I'm here for an appointment with Toni Fox, the store's owner, I'm issued a badge and asked to sign in before taking a seat and waiting while she's notified of my arrival.
Given the current prevalence of mobile devices, especially smartphones, it comes as no surprise that they are becoming more and more entwined with everyday aspects of our lives. We don't just use them to make calls, to text, or to browse the internet anymore. We can use them to do just about anything, and that includes using them as a means to provide our credentials.
Considering a biometric access system? Experts offer practical advice in these dos and don'ts.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.