Plan to fail for better security

We’ve all heard the old saying: “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” Of course, it’s true: and from a security viewpoint, it’s also interesting to turn the cliché on its head.

Rorschach test suggested as CAPTCHA replacement

A group of boffins from Carnegie Mellon University is proposing that inkblot-style patterns form the basis of a system to replace CAPTHCAs, and is offering an open challenge to see how well it works.

What the Internet of Things means for security

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT (see: “The IoT: A Primer” at the end of this piece), while still in the early stages of development