Microsoft test new passwordless login option for Windows 10
Microsoft has added a new feature to the test versions of Windows 10 20H1, making it possible to log in without a password. The option is enabled in the settings.
The Windows 10 20H1 settings now include an option to make a device passwordless, writes ZDNet. By enabling the option via Settings, Acco... Read more
“Dutch employees are ready to abolish the password.
The Dutch employee is ready to say goodbye to the password this year. That's what the report "The Password-Free Future" from Okta says. Three out of five employees, for example, see the advantages of using biometric data as a login method at work.
More than three-quarters of the respondents use an ... Read more
Microsoft brings “not to crack” passwords to Azure AD
Microsoft Azure has raised the character limit for passwords in Azure Active Directory (AD) from 16 to 256 characters. This makes it a lot harder to make brute force hacking attempts succeed.
"Many of you have reminded us that we still had a password limit of 16 characters for accounts created in A... Read more
Microsoft stepped down from advice to periodically change Windows password
Microsoft plans to delete the advice that Windows users should periodically change their login password. This specifically concerns accounts that are managed through the group policy.
Microsoft has published a draft of baseline settings for the security configuration of Windows 10 version 1903 and W... Read more
W3C declares the passwordless WebAuthn to be the official standard
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced that WebAuthn is now an official Internet standard, reports Venturebeat. With the standard it is possible to log in without using a password.
WebAuthn was first announced by W3C and the FIDO Alliance in November 2015. W3C is the body that manages al... Read more
“300,000 e-mail accounts Tele2 not properly secured.
The e-mail accounts of provider Tele2 are not properly secured. Malicious parties can gain access to a victim's e-mail address using only the victim's postcode and house number. So it doesn't take much to bypass security.
RTL News reports that on the basis of its own research. RTL News called Tele2'... Read more
Vulnerabilities in popular password managers expose data
Passwords have to be more and more complicated. All passwords for all sites where you have remembered an account is therefore very complicated. For this reason, experts almost always recommend the use of online password managers. But now it turns out that the most popular password managers have vuln... 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
More than 1 billion email addresses and passwords dumped online
A total of 773 million unique email addresses and 22 million unique passwords were dumped online on cloud service MEGA. The dataset, titled Collection #1, contains 2,692,818,238 rows of data coming from different online services.
Security researcher Troy Hunt announces in a blog post that he has bee... Read more