To Jonathan LeBlanc, global head of developer advocacy at PayPal, the problem is simple: "Passwords are not secure, they need to be replaced."
That's the basic premise of a presentation he's giving at tech gatherings around the world called "Kill All Passwords." "Passwords are so complex it's just a system that doesn't work anymore," said CNET editor Dan Ackerman.
Bad news Mac users - even if you have kept your operating system up-to-date, it looks like your computer is still vulnerable to the Rootpipe flaw.
A quick recap for those who haven't been following the Rootpipe saga closely:
Back in October 2014, Swedish white-hat hacker Emil Kvarnhammar revealed that he had uncovered a dangerous vulnerability in some versions of OS X (including the then newly-released 10.10 Yosemite) that could allow a hacker to take complete control of your desktop Mac or MacBook laptop.
Use of encryption to protect business data continues to increase, but managing the technology involved continues to be a headache.
Just over a third (36 percent) of organisations said they now have an enterprise-wide encryption strategy in place, a number that has been steadily rising from the 15 percent reported a decade ago, according to a survey.
In an attempt to create what they are calling a "first-of-its-kind commercial cybersecurity company specifically designed to meet the needs of the evolving cybersecurity environment", US arms manufacturer Raytheon Co and Websense Inc are combining to form a unit reporting through Raytheon to provide military-grade web security to their customers. The deal will involve Vista Equity Partners LLC in a complicated reorganization that will leave the new security company reporting directly to Raytheon management.