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Achilles’ Password: Online Security’s Susceptible Straggler

These new technologies promise to make your vulnerable passwords obsolete.

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

Since its inception 56 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, essentially the U.S. Department of Defense’s mad scientist division, has turned fiction into fact and revolutionized our world several times over by thinking big and weird. They’ve invented the proto-internet, GPS systems, and even bent light itself to make 40 trillionths of a second disappear. They’re currently tinkering with laser guns, health monitoring internal nanobots, and virus-killing blood cleaning technology, just to name a few. But right now, one of DARPA’s main focuses is on something called the Active Authentication Project, launched in 2012 with the explicit and initially confounding mission of eliminating passwords as we know them, to better guard us all online.

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Digital Security: 5 Future Technology Predictions from IBM

Your behavior is packed with data that can be utilized to maximize your digital security. IBM researchers are looking at the unique behaviors of...

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Your behavior is packed with data that can be utilized to maximize your digital security. IBM researchers are looking at the unique behaviors of individuals to develop the next generation of privacy and protection.

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Shelters Spotlight: How Shelters Are Finding New Ways to Help Families After Natural Disasters

This 10-part series is brought to you by GOOD, in partnership with Purina ONE®. We've teamed up to highlight inspiring animal shelters around...

This 9-part series is brought to you by GOOD, in partnership with PurinaONE®. We've teamed up to highlight inspiring organizations that are doing innovative and unexpected things to connect with their local communities and promote positive perceptions of shelter pets. Read more about how pets—and the people who love them—can brighten lives and strengthen our communities at the GOOD Pets hub.

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The TSA Now Has a More Private Body Scanner

A modest proposal to give us something we rarely get back in the digital age: our privacy.

The first time an airline worker stared at my naked body on a scanner, it freaked me out. I'm not a modest person, nor one to get particularly riled up about privacy. I knew the employee staring at me was in another room, and I knew other passengers couldn't see me. Still, I'd seen the pictures—they left nothing to the imagination.

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