John Lister's picture

Google Fights Phishing Scams using USB Key

Google says it's suffered zero phishing attacks since it started making staff use a physical key to log in to work accounts. Of course, it's possible it's been hit with attacks it doesn't know about. The measures were taken to prevent against ... phishing attacks in which scammers try to trick victims into following a link and opening a bogus website that appears to be from a legitimate organization. The idea is that they then type in login details which the scammers can use to access their account on the real website. This can be particularly problematic with business accounts that may house ... (view more)

Dennis Faas's picture

Tattoos, Pills to Replace Traditional Passwords

Motorola is experimenting with new methods for securing personal technology devices. The firm is actively searching for alternatives to the standard password. At the recent All Things D(igital) conference in California, Motorola's head of Advanced ... Technology and Projects, Regina Dugan, suggested transforming the human body into a walking verification center. The first method involves an electronic tattoo, whereby an individual would be able to literally wear a passcode on their skin. To pursue this idea Motorola has teamed with an electronics company MC10, which currently offers tattoos with ... (view more)

Subscribe to RSS - authentication