Facebook Takes on Security with Universal Authentication

By | July 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|

You’ve surely come across it—the “connect using Facebook” option on a variety of websites these days—but is it safe?Nearly half a million of Formspring’s hashed passwords were compromised this month. As The Verge’s Ellis Hamburger observed, Formspring CEO Alde Olonoh recommended that users login through Facebook Connect for a secure connection.According to Hamburger, “Implementing Facebook [...]

Security Insights: Security Breaches

By | June 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|

A security breach is an act from an outside organization that bypasses or contravenes security policies, practices, or procedures. A similar internal act is called a security violation (businessdictionary.com).While a security breach can seem imminent at times, there are ways to avoid IT security breaches within a company. Take a look at 10 simple measures [...]

Password Complexity: Why It Makes a Difference in a Breach

By | May 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|

By: Joel Carleton, Experian Director of Cyber EngineeringWe’ve all heard that it’s important to pick long, complicated passwords. What you may not realize is why this becomes crucial in the context of a breach. While ensuring you don’t pick from some of the most common passwords is important, it’s still not enough. Some background information on how passwords [...]

iPad Vampires: 7 Simple Security Settings to Stop Data Suckers

By | January 18th, 2012|Uncategorized|

By John Sileo, Experian consumer security expertInformation is the currency and lifeblood of the modern economy and, unlike the industrial revolution, data doesn’t shut down at dinnertime. As a result, the trend is towards hyper-mobile computing – smartphones and tablets – that connect us to the Internet and a limitless transfusion of information 24-7. It [...]

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