It said it was launching a new form of secure login for business customers called, “context-aware access.”
A bug in its internal logs had recently left stored passwords unmasked.
A new standard called ‘WebAuthn’ that has been developed allows users to authenticate themselves on the Internet in a more secure & convenient manner as compared to passwords.
….and why do you really need it.
Padlock will store all your passwords & other sensitive info, so all you have to do is remember a single master password.
Cloud storage platform is playing safe.
If you have played an Android game called Cowboy Adventure & used your Facebook login to register, well, you could be one of those who just got…err….”screwed”. Online reports coming in say that over half a million people who had downloaded the game have had their Facebook usernames & passwords stolen.
Reports: fox8.com, Las Vegas Review Journal, The Verge
Microsoft’s new version of Windows 10 will support the next version of the fingerprint reader Fast Identification Online (FIDO). Which means, third parties can build in an extra layer of security into a PC or phone. FIDO can replace passwords completely. Moving beyond the password is where Microsoft’s Windows is headed.
Reports: CBS News, Engadget, Gizmodo