Authentication

11.09.15
Twitch rolls out two-factor to reduce profile hijinks
11.09.15

Twitch rolls out two-factor to reduce profile hijinks

Voluntary or not, you should totally add two-factor authentication to your Twitch account.

By A. Tarantola,   11.09.15
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08.12.15
Lock down your Dropbox account with a USB security key
08.12.15

Lock down your Dropbox account with a USB security key

If you're absolutely determined to keep intruders out of your Dropbox storage, you can now use a USB key to authenticate.

By J. Fingas,   08.12.15
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05.26.15
The NSA wants to identify phone users by their finger swipes
05.26.15

The NSA wants to identify phone users by their finger swipes

For the National Security Agency, the fingerprint reader on your smartphone just isn't secure enou...

By J. Fingas,   05.26.15
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03.17.15
Windows 10 log-in options will include fingerprint, facial and iris recognition
03.17.15

Windows 10 log-in options will include fingerprint, facial and iris recognition

Microsoft thinks it's high time you ditch your passwords. The company, which is readying Windows 1...

By D. Wollman,   03.17.15
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01.13.15
Apple's two-factor authentication still leaves some of your data exposed
01.13.15

Apple's two-factor authentication still leaves some of your data exposed

Apple took a big step forward when it expanded the scope of its two-step authentication last year,...

By J. Fingas,   01.13.15
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12.29.14
You only need a camera (and luck) to copy someone's fingerprints
12.29.14

You only need a camera (and luck) to copy someone's fingerprints

Forget having to lift smudges from a touchscreen to copy someone's fingerprints. According to a Ch...

By J. Fingas,   12.29.14
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12.09.14
Tech industry completes its standards for banishing passwords
12.09.14

Tech industry completes its standards for banishing passwords

Hate typing passwords? You might not have to enter them for much longer. The FIDO Alliance (backed...

By J. Fingas,   12.09.14
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10.21.14
Google now lets you prove your identity with a USB security key
10.21.14

Google now lets you prove your identity with a USB security key

It shouldn't surprise you that Google's a big proponent of online security, and that's why it's ro...

By C. Velazco,   10.21.14
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06.10.14
Japanese carrier Docomo wants to move your phone's SIM card into a wearable
06.10.14

Japanese carrier Docomo wants to move your phone's SIM card into a wearable

The Portable SIM, as Japan's Docomo is calling it, will combine your tiny mobile card with Bluetoo...

By M. Smith,   06.10.14
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