A big bet to kill the password for good

Enlarge Elena Lacey After years of tantalizing hints that a passwordless future is just around the corner, you're probably still not feeling any closer to that digital unshackling. Ten years into working on the issue, though, the FIDO Alliance, an industry association that specifically works on secure authentication, thinks it…

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Why Russia’s “disconnection” from the Internet isn’t amounting to much

Enlarge Sean Gladwell / Getty Images Rumors of Russian Internet services degrading have been greatly exaggerated, despite unprecedented announcements recently from two of the world’s biggest backbone providers that they were exiting the country following its invasion of Ukraine. Just as ISPs provide links connecting individuals or organizations to the…

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Flood of malicious junk traffic makes Ukrainian websites unreachable

Enlarge Getty Images Ukraine's Defense Ministry and two banks were knocked offline on Tuesday by a flood of malicious traffic designed to prevent people from visiting the sites, Ukraine's information security center said. The distributed denial-of-service attacks targeted the websites for Ukraine's defense ministry, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and…

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