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Infographic: Biometrics can provide more reliable security, but with a privacy cost

The New Jersey Institute of Technology has put together an infographic describing what biometrics is, how it can be used to fight cybersecurity, and some of its pros and cons, including privacy concerns.

Survey: 1 in 10 people store PINs in plain text on mobile devices

A disturbingly large portion of individuals, particularly young adults, are storing PINs for credit or debit cards and online passwords in plaintext on smartphones, laptops and tablets, a survey conducted by Equifax and Gorkana found.

IT admins to users: 'Do as I say, not as I do'

While IT admins should be more conscious of security best practices, in fact IT admins make their users change their passwords more frequently than they change admin credentials, and some never change admin credentials at all, according to a survey of 200 IT pros by Lieberman Software at this year's RSA Conference.

Okta integrates Box for EMM into its enterprise mobility management platform

Okta announced Thursday that it is integrating Box for EMM into its enterprise mobility mangement platform to support contextual access management and secure employee access to Box from mobile devices.

5 real‐world mobile device security practices for SMBs

A vast majority of employees today work from mobile devices, but managing mobile devices – both company and employee owned – is a universal challenge. This challenge is equally as pressing for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as it is for large enterprises. Chris Pyle, president and CEO of Champion Solutions Group, offers five ways SMBs can improve their mobile security posture.

Spotlight: Most common passwords are also the worst

What were the most commonly used passwords last year? "123456" and "password," according to an annual ranking of password use by SplashData.

1 in 7 users relies on a single password for everything

One in seven users is using the same password for all their online accounts, according to the new Consumer Security Risks Survey conducted by security vendor Kaspersky. This places those users at a high risk of having more than one online account compromised in the event of a data leak.

Many enterprises still come up short on mobile security, study finds

More than 20 percent of companies do not lock out mobile users based on number of access attempts and more than 70 percent of companies do not require two-factor authentication for mobile devices, according to a survey of 447 IT decision-makers across industries by Champion Solutions Group for cloud-based document sharing service MessageOps.

Spotlight: Comcast resets 200,000 passwords after customer accounts appeared for sale

Cable, IT, phone and Internet provider Comcast said it plans to reset about 200,000 customer accounts after the accounts' log-in and password combinations appeared on an underground marketplace over the weekend, reported ZDNet.

Android lock patterns are not necessarily more secure than passwords, researcher finds

Android lock patterns, which Google introduced as an alternative to passwords, are not necessarily harder to guess or more secure than passwords.