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Dual-factor authentication can work by combining smartphones and PCs, but that approach needs to be updated for the mobile era. An new IBM technique combines near-field communications and smartphones.
The company will follow very closely in Google's footsteps as it adds a more secure authentication process for logging in to devices and services, LiveSide.net reports.
Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account.
Don't lose your smartphone: To thwart unauthorized access to Gmail and other services, Google is bringing aspects of dual-factor authentication to those who haven't signed up for it.
The open-source browser uses a complicated method to let people sync bookmarks, tabs, and such. Now Mozilla is trying a different approach.
In 2017, bank statements and legal notices apparently will still arrive as paper almost twice as often as electronic documents. The slow-but-steady growth of paperless delivery has its upsides -- and one major downside.
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Malware authors are finding sneaky new ways to separate you from your financial data and other sensitive information.
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