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Seven ways DARPA is trying to kill the password

By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 8th, 2014 From analyzing the way you walk to your heartbeat, these futuristic authentication systems could be here soon. A seemingly constant stream of data breaches and this week’s news that Russian hackers have amassed a database of 1.2 billion Internet credentials has many people asking: Isn’t …

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Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | July 31st, 2014 DHS warns retailers of threat to point-of-sale systems. Malicious hackers are taking advantage of commonly used enterprise remote access tools to break into retail point-of-sale (POS) systems and plant malware on them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday. In an advisory prepared jointly with the …

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