Using Your Heartbeat as Your Password

Using Your Heartbeat as Your Password

Sep 4, 2013

Many technologies are being developed to make passwords fade away. We all have difficulty in remembering them already. A startup company called Bionymi has developed a wristband called “Nymi”. Nymi uses your heartbeat to authenticate a wide range of your devices and unlocks them for you. Nymi is a bracelet you put around your wrist. The first time you put...

LinkedIn Introduces Two-Step Verification

LinkedIn Introduces Two-Step Verification

Jun 3, 2013

  Following Twitter, LinkedIn adopts the two-factor verification process to make the network more secure against hacking attempts. The new verification process depends on a numeric code sent to the user’s mobile phone via SMS, whenever someone attempts to login from an unknown device or location. “All LinkedIn accounts are already protected by a...

Twitter Introduces SMS Login Verification

Twitter Introduces SMS Login Verification

May 23, 2013

  Twitter has announced a two-step login authentication process to stop password hacks, the network announced yesterday. To boost your account’s security, select “require a verification code when I sign in” from your account setting tab. You’ll be asked to enter your phone number, followed by a six-digit code you’ll receive as an SMS. “With...

AP Twitter Account Gets Hacked, Tweets Fake Explosion

AP Twitter Account Gets Hacked, Tweets Fake Explosion

Apr 24, 2013

Hacking news is almost heard every week. Official twitter accounts have been exposed to many hacks. Burger King and Jeep Twitter accounts top the list. This time the victim was the famous news agency, the Associated Press (AP) that has more than 1.9 million followers. Tuesday afternoon, Americans have read a breaking news tweet from the Associated Press...

Evernote Hack Resets Users Passwords

Evernote Hack Resets Users Passwords

Mar 4, 2013

  We can call 2013 the year of “hackers”; after hacking Microsoft, Twitter, Apple, Burger King and NBC websites, Evernote, the note-taking web application is hacked. “Evernote’s Operation and Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access...

250,000 Twitter Accounts Affected By Recent Hack

250,000 Twitter Accounts Affected By Recent Hack

Feb 3, 2013

            A quarter million Twitter accounts are the latest hacking victim after major grand networks have been subjected to the same faith in recent weeks; among them are attacks against NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, and the Haaretz Group’s email server. “This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us...