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8 ways the password is dying

From smartphones that know you’re near to tattoos and even pills, high-tech companies are busy replacing pesky strings of text with easier ways to authenticate. Check out the future here.

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How Google declared open war against passwords at I/O

Google took tangible steps towards a password-free future at its I/O keynote, obliterating the need for secret codes in Android, Chromebooks, and Chromecast.

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Clockwise quick take: Password security frustration

Serenity Caldwell, Brad Chacos, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell discuss frustrations with passwords and password breaches, and ways to protect yourself.

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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

CloudFlare said its challenge shows how dangerous is the OpenSSL bug.

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Heartbleed: What you need to know about the security fiasco in three minutes or less

If you're still unsure as to how the Heartbleed security hole affects you, here's a quick rundown of the issues.

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Healing Heartbleed: LastPass offers automated checker, major sites admit vulnerability

As the list of major sites hit by Heartbleed grows, LastPass is helping its users figure out which accounts need password changes.

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Sticky Password Cloud 7 review: The ideal solution for password management across platforms

The latest update to Sticky Password adds management tools and cloud integration. It's still a tiny file on your PC, but it makes it easy to manage passwords from your Mac and mobile devices as well.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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F-Secure Key review: An excessively simple password manager for absolute beginners

Slick and straightforward, F-Secure KEY is a password manager that doesn't bother you with extra features. It stores your passwords, and that's it.

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Gamers targeted by hackers, Kaspersky Labs warns

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered that PC gamers around the globe were hit by 11.7 million attacks in 2013.

Tech Resolutions 2014

Smart (and easy) resolutions for a happy, high-tech 2014

Make sure you don't get hacked, never lose an image, always have a backup, and keep your online profiles in tip-top, non-embarrassing shape.