Yahoo Hack Proves Passwords Aren’t The Only Target

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California April 16, 2013. The company will release its quarterly results on Tuesday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS) Now, savvy hackers have shifted gears towards more permanent information. Social Security numbers and NHS numbers are the Holy Grail of consumer data, of … Read more

Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said it was taking … Read more

MasterCard to replace passwords with selfies

MasterCard customers will soon be able to replace their passwords with a “selfie” and a fingerprints to verify their identity and make payments online. The payment processing company confirmed the decision to introduce biometric checks this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ann Cairns, head of international markets for MasterCard, told CNBC that … Read more