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Your Android smartphone will get rid of passwords this year

Project Abacus will use the phone's sensors to gather data about the person using it. Your typing patterns, walking gait, location, and face could all be matched against information Google knows about you.<p>The machine intelligence will calculate a "trust score" based on that data, determining how …

Ping Identity’s new deal logs you into all your cloud apps from your smartphone (exclusive)

Andre Durand, founder and chief executive of identity-management company Ping Identity, respects the idea that we use our smartphones for everything.<p>Now his company has made mobile devices into a tool for logging you in to all of your cloud-based services in one shot. Rather than building that …

Yahoo has joined the war for your online identity—about half a decade too late

For nearly half a decade, Yahoo has been giving away its most valuable asset to its rivals. Now it has decided that that must stop.<p>About 800 million people use one or more of Yahoo’s services every month. Some of those many millions log into Yahoo with their Google or Facebook credentials. This …

Security Is The Least Of Hadoop's Concerns

Hadoop is a big deal, but its adoption is still stuck in first gear, despite what the media or vendors are telling you.<p>The reason? As much as enterprises would like to make better use of their data to improve their businesses, they’re still trying to decipher the complexity of Hadoop and other Big …

Talk of an RSA Boycott Grows After Reports It Colluded With the NSA

A boycott may be brewing against security company RSA’s annual conference, in the wake of reports that the company used encryption technology that …

The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the …