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How the reddit security breach reminds us to be careful
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
reddit recently disclosed in their announcements feed of a security breach into their system which the hacker "managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old salted and hashed passwords." Include in the disclosed information was some reddit source code and some log files.
They went on to sa...
Why your app should have OAuth 2.0
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by James King
Consumer demand couldn’t be more clear - the more apps, the better. On average, consumers launch at least nine apps per day and more than 30 each month, and they tend to browse such apps for hours at a time. Users spend more than three hours a day on their smartphones, and nearly 90 percent of that time is devoted to apps. While much is made of app responsiven...
Dashlane and Google Partner up to Bring Us Better Login Security
Thursday, August 4, 2016 by Richard Harris
Google is officially putting their stamp of approval on password managers. Millions of people use password managers, like Dashlane, as they are the best way to secure account login/authentication. Dashlane and Google just announced that they are establishing a new open-source API that will enhance user security. Google is looking to innovate beyond curren...
Biometric Security Can Leave a Lasting Impression
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by Bernard Brafman
Each year faster processors and new APIs offer developers more tools to use in the creation of their apps. While these advances offer opportunities, new capabilities also mean users expect the apps they use to perpetually improve update after update, and user experience is a chart topper on the list of elements they want improved.One easy way to create a better app expe...
Altova Announces Cross Platform Mobile Solution for Enterprise App Development
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Altova has announced the upcoming beta release of Altova MobileTogether, a cross-platform mobile platform that enables companies to bring control of mobile data in-house, where enterprises can create, test, and deploy mobile solutions while containing full control of data, user security, access control, and the entire development cycle.The MobileTogether Designer i...