Cyberattack cripples InterContinental Hotels
International hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) was hit by a cyberattack that has taken down its entire booking system.
In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, IHG reveals it's dealing with a major global outage. The hotel chain's mobile apps are currently offline. The outage ... Read more
OneDrive delivers a safer and faster sign-up experience for iOS
Instead of using a password, the latest update enables the users to use a password sent by a text message to sign up for an account within the OneDrive app for iOS.
Microsoft is launching a new user sign-up experience for OneDrive, especially iOS. After an updated version of 13.13.2, OneDrive wi... Read more
Most people still use the same password for multiple accounts
SpyCloud analyzed 1.7 billion passwords and usernames. Roughly 65 percent of all Internet users use the same password for multiple accounts.
Security specialist SpyCloud reviewed more than 750 data breaches to collect 1.7 billion passwords and usernames. The analysis reveals that 64 percent of b... Read more
Google will require two-step verification to allow logins
To mark World Password Day, Google has declared that passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security, reminding us once again just how much passwords suck. It announced plans to automatically add multi-step authentication to its users’ accounts.
It has only been eight years sin... Read more
’15 billion credentials are sold on the dark web’
Credentials of 15 billion accounts are being sold on the dark web, according to research by Digital Shadows. The price ranges from under ten euros for access to streaming websites to about 100.000 euros for access to large companies.
The research 'From Exposure to Takeover: The 15 billion stolen... Read more
Unbound Tech launches passwordless login system Crypto-of-Things
Cybersecurity company Unbound Tech launched a passwordless login system called Crypto-of-Things. The system uses cryptographic key management and protection to enable login without a password.
The new login platform uses Unbound's NextGen Key Orchestration platform and stores cryptographic keys ... Read more
European Parliament affected by a major data breach
Data from over a thousand employees of the European Parliament was easily accessible online for a considerable time. This is what Marcel Kolaja, the vice-president for IT policy in the European Parliament, told Politico.
The exposed data included log-in details for 1200 accounts of off... Read more
Apple launch own login function to compete with Facebook and Google
Apple announced at its developer conference WWDC that it will launch its own login service, which will compete with Twitter, Facebook and Google. The Sign in with Apple feature allows users to use their Apple ID to log into third-party apps and services.
The function was developed with security in ... Read more
Nest forces users to change their password
Nest, a subsidiary of Google, forces various users to reset their passwords. Last Friday The Verge was the first to report that Nest has started to force people to reset their passwords.
At first, Nest kindly asked customers whose account might have been hacked to reset their passwords. However, it... Read more
Akamai acquires identity management company Janrain
2019 has barely begun, but security and content delivery specialist Akamai has already taken a first step. Akamai announces this week that it has taken over the identity management company Janrain.
With the acquisition, the security and content delivery specialist will become a player that helps org... Read more