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Identity and Access Management

Chip & PIN’s unpredictable numbers are predictable

Professor Ross Anderson at Cambridge University's Computer Laboratory has a long-standing interest in bank systems and bank cards, repeatedly showing they are not as secure as claimed.
13 September 2012

Pakistan establishes infosec department for national database

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has established a new information security department to combat data breach attempts and reassure the citizens of Pakistan that their data is fully secure.
11 September 2012

In search of gold-selling, 11,000 Guild Wars 2 accounts already hacked

Just as security experts feared, the highly anticipated multiplayer video game known as Guild Wars 2 has found itself the target of hackers, who have already compromised 11,000 accounts in the name of gold-selling.
11 September 2012

Active authentication seeks to augment passwords

Passwords and access tokens, we are frequently told, are not enough. They can be broken, stolen or bypassed. DARPA is seeking a new approach – rather than authentication solely on access, it is looking for ways to maintain continuous biometric user authentication.
10 September 2012

Government to warn business about the cyber threat

Cyber threats are growing, worsening and threatening the economy. According to the BBC, GCHQ will be outlining threats and solutions to British business at a Foreign Office conference.
05 September 2012

DSW Shoe Warehouse awarded $8.6M in cyber-insurance payout

Time for a shopping spree? For the owners of the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse it may be. It has been awarded $6.8 million in insurance coverage, according to a federal appellate court ruling, after a 2005 data breach that exposed transaction information from 1.4 million credit card transactions.
04 September 2012

UK schools put kids' information at risk through faulty security policies

The safety of schoolchildren in the U.K. is at risk, according to a new study from the British Educational Research Association, which found that 48% of schools have no personal data policy implemented. That means that a range of exploitable information, including addresses, routes to school and fingerprints are easy game for hackers.
04 September 2012

Hackers claim FBI is tracking iPhone users

Is the government spying on your latest Plants vs. Zombies session or watching what you post on Facebook via your smartphone? Some hackers say yes.
04 September 2012

Guild Wars 2 and the hackers’ gold rush Guild Wars 2 and the hackers’ gold rush

Guild Wars 2 was launched a few days ago, and already users are finding themselves locked out of their accounts. The reasons are primarily twofold: a crackdown on unacceptable behavior and the rise of gold selling.
31 August 2012

Mobile security focus is on the rise, but still needs work Mobile security focus is on the rise, but still needs work

Mobile security efforts are on the rise in the wake of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, according to new research from security vendor nCircle.
31 August 2012

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