Fed up with passwords? Tech experts are seeking alternatives

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Description: Quietly, a movement is taking shape within the technology industry to finally kill off the traditional password. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 9, 2014 For decades, researchers have worked on other means of authenticating users. But it’s only recently that the technology industry has started seriously considering alternatives to the text password. Read the full… Read more »

Widespread Encryption Bug, Heartbleed, Can Capture Your Passwords

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Description: Some websites running SSL encryption, such as Airbnb, Pinterest, USMagazine.com, NASA, and Creative Commons, among others, were exposed to a major security bug called Heartbleed on Monday. Source: Mashable Date: April 9, 2014 The bug affects web servers running Apache and Nginx software, and it has the potential to expose private information users enter into websites, applications,… Read more »

How Target detected hack but failed to act — Bloomberg

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Description:  Despite alerts received through a $1.6 million malware detection system, Target failed to stop hackers from stealing credit card numbers and personal information of millions of customers. Source: CNET  Date: March 13, 2014 Speaking with more than ten former Target employees and eight people with knowledge of the hack, Bloomberg said that Target already had in place… Read more »

CES: Cars that are solar-powered, talk to each other, and don’t need drivers

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Description: Solar powered vehicles? Cars that can communicate with one another? Vehicles that can drive themselves? These concepts might not be as fictional as you may think. Source: CNET Date: January 7, 2014 The cars of the future may be able to communicate with each other, drive themselves, and be powered by the sun. CNET’s Sumi… Read more »