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Lenovo leads a campaign to eliminate passwords

Photo: Reuters

The Chinese technology giant helped launch a new industry initiative yesterday, supporting technical specifications under the so-called Fast Identity Online (FIDO) system, which brings together a range of online authentication technologies as an alternative to multiple user names and passwords.

Wednesday, 13 February, 2013, 5:27am

Lai See

Green group complains about Yau's Europe trip

Edward Yau Tang-wah, the former secretary for the environment who now heads the chief executive's office, acquired some notoriety for doing little to improve the environment, but in the 60 months he was in the job managed to squeeze in some 59 overseas trips.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Hackers hit top internet provider, steal passwords

The mainland's biggest internet services provider, China Telecom, confirmed yesterday that one of its computer systems had been attacked by a group of hackers and some users' passwords stolen.

But the state-owned company denied that the attack had caused any serious damage.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How we help the hackers

The streets may be safer than ever, but the password-protected corners of the information superhighway are the new focus of organised criminals.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Data on over 40 million users of forum leaked

The registration details of users on, one of the mainland's largest internet forums, were leaked after the site was hacked - one of the biggest leaks of user information in Chinese cyberspace.

The information of more than 40 million forum users became available on Sunday, according to woo, a website that carries updates on online security loopholes.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

What makes you click

The week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Christmas, Michael Buble

2 Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago, Jesus Culture

3 21, Adele

4 Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay

5 Whatever, Hot Chelle Rae

6 Here And Now, Nickelback

7 Inevitable, Trey Songz

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Police blame file sharing for gang's online fraud

The practice of saving account details and passwords in a computer equipped with file-sharing software has been blamed for an online fraud that netted its perpetrators HK$255,000 in the past six months.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The last word in security for passwords

Application: Strip Password Manager Platform: iPhone, iPad Price: US$9.99; free for Lite version

Remembering a password is easy - when you only need one. But with all the ID-theft horror stories circulating, relying on a single PIN for all your accounts is a security strategy for only the bravest - or the most careless.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am


I bought a TDK USB flash drive and moved all my films and pictures on to it. I changed the password and now I keep getting warnings telling me I'm entering the wrong one. I tried five variations but now I'm scared to try the sixth and final attempt, because if it's incorrect, the drive will destroy my data. Will TDK in Hong Kong open it for me if I take it in person?

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Not just a pretty face

The Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile may have beguiled many a viewer but it could not open your computer if the latter was secured by FxGuard Windows Logon facial-recognition software. Developed by biometrics specialist RCG, FxGuard Windows Logon is designed for camera-equipped notebook computers.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Swede who trawled HK e-mails wants to visit

Swedish computer security consultant Dan Egerstad hopes to come to Hong Kong next month and visit some of the legislators and NGOs he exposed on his website as having weak internet security - but only if the police promise not to arrest him at the airport.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Maximum security

Fail-safe security comes in a small package with the DataTraveler Elite Privacy Edition USB flash drive. The plug-and-play device from Kingston Technology is designed for business users. Available in capacities from 256 megabytes to

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am


Top-secret data stays that way with the FlagStone range of fully encrypted hard drives from British firm Stonewood. Distributed in Hong Kong by risk management and consultancy group I-OnAsia (, the drives provide continuous encryption and decryption so that data remains secure.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Data on the Net for three years

The Independent Police Complaints Council has admitted that confidential information on 20,000 people who complained about serving officers has been on the internet for three years, after a contractor downloaded the details from an external computer.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Security issues deserve your serious attention

There is so much talk about security, spying (legitimate and not-so-legitimate), encryption and a lot of other things that I am getting confused. A friend of mine said I was stupid not to keep all my passwords and secret numbers in an encrypted file. Do I really need to do that?

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am