Topic: online security

Google evaluates FIDO authentication

For years the FIDO Alliance has been dedicated to changing and improving online authentication. FIDO, which stands for Fast Identity Online, envisions a future where online security methods go beyond passwords and provide stronger authentication solutions such as biometrics and second-factor solutions. Google recently did a two-year research study on FIDO’s approach to examine how … continue reading

W3C looks to secure the Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is putting cybersecurity on its radar. It has announced that it is launching a new working group designed to standardize Web authentication and provide a more secure and flexible solution to password-based logins. “Every other week you see news of a password leak or data leak from another major … continue reading

How AI aims to save Wikipedia, Nokia’s VR camera OZO, and Facebook’s new SDK—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2015

Wikipedia has a past of being notorious for incorrect information, since it’s a site that anyone can edit. Aaron Halfaker, a senior research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, has built an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to identify these acts of vandalism, a step toward replacing some of the volunteer editors with AIs. His engine relies … continue reading

Internet Society’s Collaborative Security approach, Linux 4.0, and Dell’s Threat Report—SD Times news digest: April 13, 2015

The Internet Society thinks the Internet could be better protected through cooperation and collaboration. The organization is releasing a Collaborative Security approach to help tackle cybersecurity issues. “People are what ultimately hold the Internet together,” the Internet Society wrote on its website. “The Internet’s development has been based on voluntary cooperation and collaboration. Cooperation and … continue reading

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