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    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    Breach Probe Widens; Russian Gangs Suspected By Eric Chabrow
    IRS Authentication Method Criticized

    The method the Internal Revenue Service used to authenticate users, which failed to keep sophisticated hackers from breaching a taxpayer-facing system, has been widely criticized by cybersecurity experts.

  • Blog

    Starbucks: Coffee and a Fresh Password

    Caffeine Addicts Fall Prey to Their Own Weak Security By Mathew Schwartz
    Starbucks: Coffee and a Fresh Password

    Caffeine junkies are up in arms over reports that criminals have been targeting their Starbucks account balances. But the real story is poor password-picking practices by consumers, and Starbucks' lack of multi-factor authentication.

  • Interview

    Framework for a New ID Ecosystem

    Draft of Model to Be Previewed at RSA Conference 2015 By Tom Field
    Framework for a New ID Ecosystem

    What is the Identity Ecosystem Framework, and why is it so important for security professionals to embrace? Kimberly Little Sutherland of LexisNexis Risk Solutions shares insights on the future of online identity.

  • Interview

    Enhancing Authentication: Status Report

    As He Departs NSTIC, Jeremy Grant Sizes Up Progress By Eric Chabrow
    Enhancing Authentication: Status Report

    In the four years that he led the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, Jeremy Grant says he saw significant progress in the use of new forms of authentication - yet widespread acceptance remains years away.

  • Article

    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Company Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication Post-Attack By Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
    Tech Start-Up Slack Technologies Hacked

    Slack Technologies, a tech start-up that offers a group chat tool, announces it's rolling out two-factor authentication after hackers breached a database of user profile information.

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