Identity Management

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Use Tor? Riffle promises to protect your privacy even better

Privacy-minded people have long relied on Tor for anonymity online, but a new system from MIT promises better protection and faster performance.

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Code red: Health IT must fix its security crisis

Poor understanding of risk leaves health providers vulnerable to attack, as malicious hackers threaten to wreak havoc

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Slack is letting its users take their chat credentials to other apps

Slack is offering its users a new way to sign into other applications. The company announced Tuesday that it has launched a new "Sign in with Slack" feature that lets people use their login for the chat app to sign in to participating...

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Microsoft offers blockchain love with new partnership

Microsoft has teamed up with a consortium of banks to help develop new methods for using blockchain -- the technology that underpins Bitcoin -- to support financial transactions.

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Apple vs. FBI case colors European debate about securing digital identity

Although Apple does not exhibit at Mobile World Congress, the iPhone maker influences exhibiting app developers and accessory vendors and, now, debate at the show about securing digital identity.

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IBM goes all in on blockchain, offers cloud-based service

IBM offers a cloud-based service to help businesses set up blockchain networks and test and deploy apps.

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Nasdaq to use blockchain to record shareholder votes

Later this year, Nasdaq plans to record stockholders' electronic votes on its own blockchain system for companies listed on its exchange in Estonia. By digitizing the entire process, it expects to speed and simplify the proxy voting...

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Identity theft victim? This site helps you reclaim your life

A revamped government website will offer consumers personalized, step-by-step guidance to reclaim their identities and untangle compromised accounts.

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A tale of two women: same birthday, same Social Security number, same big-data mess

Two Florida women were born on the same day in the same state and given almost the same name. Though no one realized it at the time, it turns out they were also given the same Social Security number.

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Okta forges ahead with new provisioning, mobility management features

Okta announced a bundle of updates for its enterprise-facing products Tuesday at its annual user conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Okta Platform gets social login integration to attract consumer-facing businesses

Okta Platform, a developer-focused offering from the identity management company, now supports using social logins, as part of the company's push to become more friendly to consumer-focused applications.

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Google adopts single sign-on for more desktop, mobile apps

Google Apps administrators now can use single sign-on for a wider set of Web and mobile apps

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LogMeIn buying password manager LastPass

LogMeIn hopes to bring even more consolidation to the single-sign-on market with the acquisition of password management service LastPass.

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NIST sets the stage for contactless fingerprint readers

While many are hoping that biometric technologies such as fingerprint readers will one day replace cumbersome passwords, the U.S. National Institute of Technology is looking even further out.

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Report: Scam phone calls up 30%

Phone fraud aimed at finance and retail companies rose by 30 percent last year, according to a new analysis of several million calls by Pindrop Security.

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Expert: Time to stop relying on PII for authentication

These days, the criminals often know more of our personal details than we know ourselves -- it's time to stop asking users for their personal details and to switch to more secure methods for authentication

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6 steps to achieve cyber resilience

Slogging through the aftermath of a breachImage by DVIDSHUBData breaches and cyberattacks are now commonplace. Although the scope, severity and cost of an event varies by incident, even the smallest of them can be detrimental to a...

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Do departed employees haunt your networks?

Many companies have ghosts in their systems. Employees who've gone on to a better place -- say, with better pay -- but are still wandering through company files, cloud services, and social media accounts

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