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Infographic: Humans are the weakest link in security

While many enterprises look to technology to stop security breaches, it turns out a full 70 percent of IT security breaches are the result of human error.. Or at least that is the message of a new infographic from Dell.

News Scan: Data overload is CIOs greatest struggle; Millennials mentor senior IT execs on new tech; More

The top news stories for August 27, 2014.

News Scan: UPS Stores announce major breach; Tech advancements drive and disrupt businesses; More

The top news stories for August 21, 2014.

Wells Fargo picks mobile banking-related startups as first participants in accelerator program

Wells Fargo has taken three mobile banking-related startups under its wing as part of its first official accelerator program.

Microsoft: Ditch password managers and strong passwords

Rather than trying to use unique, complex passwords for every single Web service or computer system, a paper from Microsoft suggests you use simple password for sites and services that don't provide access to sensitive or valuable data.

Spotlight: Hackers steal personal data on 600,000 Domino's customers

While pizza chain Domino's was busy launching a new mobile app featuring a computer-generated voice called Dom, hackers breached Domino's outlets in Belgium and France and stole personal data on more than 600,000 customers, Reuters reports.

Spotlight: Samsung may strike a blow against passwords everywhere

Surprise, there may be a biometric scanner attached to your new Samsung smartphone; and (surprise again!) there may be a system behind it that makes it work.

Cloud, BYOD to boost demand for strong authentication products

Cloud and BYOD are fueling demand for strong authentication and one-time password products. This demand is expected to boost the market for these products by nearly seven percent per year to $2.2 billion in 2018, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance effort to replace passwords

Microsoft Corp. has joined the FIDO Alliance in its efforts to develop industry standards that reduce the reliance on passwords.

Is the uproar over Chrome's plaintext passwords much ado about nothing?

An uproar has emerged about how the Chrome browser store passwords that it remembers on behalf of users. Everything started when a  blog post  titled "Chrome's insane password security strategy" was published around the middle of this week and gained widespread attention.