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Passwords Aren't Dead, Though Maybe Yours Should Be

Despite all those "death to passwords" chants, some say it's still a solid form of authentication -- when users aren't being stupid about theirs.

FTC Fishes for Info on Facial Recognition

The consumer watchdog agency seeks public comments on the technology's impact on privacy.

Inventor of SecurID: 'Windows 8 Picture Password is Fisher-Price Toy'

The Windows 8 feature that logs users in if they touch certain points in a photo in the right order might be fun, but it's not very good security, according to the inventor of RSA's SecurID token.

IBM Predicts the Next Five Years in Tech

IBM's annual predictions on how our lives will be changed by five technologies in the next five years.


America's Critical Infrastructure Security Response System Is Broken

The flap over the reported water utility hack in Illinois raises the question: Is the reporting system that the U.S. has set up to identify cyberattacks on critical infrastructure broken and in need of re-thinking?

Surrounded by Surveillance: Is Everything Spying On You?

Depending upon who you listen to, GPS tracking shouldn't be your only concern when you are out and about on the streets.

Kinect May Act As Xbox 360 Viewing Police with Parental Control Body Scanner

While a Microsoft Xbox TV deal is imminent, the future may include an Xbox 360 viewing police. Microsoft is trying to patent a Kinect 3D body scanner to estimate age and function like an automated parent control.

Personal Data of One Third of Massachusetts Residents Has Been Compromised

Attorney general says it's likely to get worse.

Facebook's Self-Regulation in Germany a Bow to Stricter Culture

The social network agrees to a code of conduct to address German concerns about privacy and identity theft.


Video Game in Film Foretells Advanced Bionic Bodies

Deux Ex: Human Revolution features character Adam Jensen, who uses biometric body parts such as Terminator eyes that add situational data to vision or super-strong arms that double as weapons.