Mar 22, 2019

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

As many as 20 000 Facebook employees had internal access to the files.

Feb 6, 2018

SA consumers ready to say goodbye to passwords

A Visa survey reveals more local consumers are interested in using biometric authentication as an alternative to traditional passwords.

Dec 8, 2017

The death of the password

Citrix predicts that in 2018 we will see traditional passwords replaced by biometrics, behaviour analytics and the like.

Nov 2, 2017

Data centre operator Hetzner hacked

The company's database has been compromised, exposing customer information, including bank account details.

Jan 17, 2017

Why passwords continue to fail

Millions of passwords gathered from last year's large data breaches revealed 123456 as the most commonly used password.

Jun 7, 2016

Zuckerberg uses simple passwords too

The Facebook CEO fell victim to a hack after his credentials were lifted from the LinkedIn breach and found not to vary between accounts.

May 23, 2016

Choosing safer passwords can be a complex task

Constantly changing a password doesn't always translate to it being safer, unless it is changed to a complex, secure password, according to experts.

Oct 16, 2015

Yahoo to phase out passwords

Users of Yahoo's Mail app will instead verify their identity using messages sent to their smartphone.

Jun 26, 2014

Two-factor authentication: a must for any business

The repercussions of an online attack could be detrimental to a business, with both financial as well as reputation loss at stake, says Carey van Vlaanderen, CEO of ESET.

Apr 7, 2014

ETC promises to fix security flaws

Industry calls for deeper scrutiny and oversight, as Sanral says it is reviewing its security controls.


Hackers attack Twitter

As many as 250 000 Twitter user accounts may have been accessed by hackers last week.

Nov 9, 2012

Confusion as Twitter resets passwords

A large number of Twitter users have had their passwords mistakenly reset by the micro-blogging site.

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