There's a reason you're not supposed to use same password for all of your accounts—large-scale data breachers are all too common. But in case you still refuse to abide by logic and reason (and many of us do), Facebook now uses those stolen-passwords-made-public to tell you what an idiot you're being. And to keep you…
A new way of verifying you’re a real person and not a spam machine might eliminate the chore of typing phrases like “beetle sausage” and so on, with a start-up looking to gamify the art of verifying you’re a human.
A hack has exposed the e-mail addresses and login details for every registered user of the Ubuntu Forums—that's almost 2 million accounts. Time to change your password.
Like logging into accounts with other accounts? "Login with Amazon" is coming soon to a browser near you. Can't have too many options, right?
Hacking collective D33Ds Company has posted login details for more than 453,000 user accounts that it claims to have retrieved in plaintext from an unconfirmed service on Yahoo.
While I think the iPad is a very personal device, my wife insists on using mine. That's fine, except that I get logged out of Facebook or other internet services. That's why a true multi-user design is needed. This one looks good.
Chuck Anderson, creator of Windows 7's laid-back, cerulean-cool default wallpaper and login screen, showed me the evolution of his work—including Easter eggs, avoiding Mac tropes and why flaming skulls didn't make the final design.
Newsweek's Joshua Alston got his laptop stolen when he was in the shower. Sounds like the beginning of a porn movie, but it's one about detectives. Cyberdetectives that mock their suspects before sending the police.
Rohos Logon Key is a bit of software that can convert any USB key you have into an actual "USB key" to unlock your Mac. The software sits in your login screen and detects the serial number of your USB key (which is unique, but might not be too easy to duplicate) as the identifier to log you in. Quite cool if you need…