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  • Intel, Oracle, PayPal back ID technology interop group

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:20 am

    The Kantara Initiative, formed to promote interoperability among identity verification applications and services, launched on Wednesday with big-name backers like Oracle, Intel, eBay's PayPal, AOL, CA, Novell, Fidelity Investments, Liberty Alliance, Boeing, Internet Society and British Telecom.
  • Hackers claim $10,000 prize for breaking into StrongWebmail

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 4:50 pm

    Voice-based authentication software company Telesign last week challenged hackers to break into the Web mail account of StrongWebmail CEO Darren Berkovitz and report back details from his June 26 calendar entry. Now, a group of security researchers claims to have done just that.
  • Study: Secret questions don't safeguard passwords

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    Free e-mail providers often present a so-called "secret question" as a verification mechanism to reset an account password. But the answer is often easily guessable by other people who know the account holder, according to a new study to be released during the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.
  • Sun ties identity app to Google, Amazon cloud platforms

    Posted April 23, 2009 - 4:42 pm

    Sun Wednesday tied its identity federation software to Google Apps and added its directory and Web application server to the cloud platform t is building for developers to build and test applications.
  • Google offers top tip to help beat bots

    Posted April 17, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Google has put a new spin on the 'CAPTCHA' used to control access to Web sites: ask visitors to identify the tops of a series of randomly rotated images.
  • Equifax Over 18 I-Card proves you're old enough

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 11:39 am

    Credit rating agency Equifax has introduced a way to prove that you're over 18 on the Internet.
  • Websense slowly extends reach of data loss prevention tools

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 2:21 pm

    Websense CEO Gene Hodges has no plans to join in the wave of consolidation that's sweeping through the enterprise security software industry, with future products the fruit of internal development, not acquisition, he said Wednesday.
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