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LinkedIn Password Leak May Trigger Irish Investigation LinkedIn Password Leak May Trigger Irish Investigation

LinkedIn has already confirmed that more than 6.4 million of their members’ passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking forum earlier this week. And though the company has also taken reasonable steps to resolve the issue with its members, questions still …

eHarmony Passwords Leaked Along With LinkedIn eHarmony Passwords Leaked Along With LinkedIn

The story surrounding the LinkedIn password leak has focused on the professional networking social network because a majority of the more than 6.4 million passwords stolen were for LinkedIn. However, it has been discovered that a minority of the passwords …

LinkedIn Passwords: Find Out if Yours Was Leaked LinkedIn Passwords: Find Out if Yours Was Leaked

The LinkedIn password leak debacle yesterday made LinkedIn members question the site’s security measures as well as their own password security measures. LinkedIn responded to the issue within hours, disabling the leaked passwords and sending emails explaining the situation to …

LinkedIn Password Leak Confirmed and Remedied LinkedIn Password Leak Confirmed and Remedied

This morning it was reported that over 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords had been leaked onto the internet and were in the process of being decrypted by hackers. Now, LinkedIn has finally been able to confirm that the leaked hash did …

LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online

[UPDATE 2] LinkedIn has confirmed the security breach and invalidated the affected passwords. Users can reset their password to regain access to their accounts. Read the full story. [UPDATE] LinkedIn has tweeted an update on the situation from their end. …

Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker
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The presidential election cycle in the United States happens every four years or, at least, is scheduled to go on as such. If you have even one of your primary senses intact, you no doubt know that there’s a lot …

Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks
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Google announced that will start showing new warnings when it believes users’ accounts may be the target of state-sponsored attacks. Google says it will show the warnings when it has specific intelligence, though the company won’t share what that intelligence …

Google Chrome Cracked By Six Bug Combo Google Chrome Cracked By Six Bug Combo

By all accounts, Chrome is a pretty secure browser. If you want to crack it, you’re going to have to put in some serious time and effort. Good thing Chrome is more often cracked by those who wish to increase …

Hacked Road Sign Warns Of Dalek Invasion

You may remember a few years ago when pranksters hacked one of those big electronic road signs in Texas and changed it to read “ZOMBIES AHEAD.” The story made the news all over the country, and brought to light the …

UK Man Gets Prison Time For Hacking Facebook Account UK Man Gets Prison Time For Hacking Facebook Account

A 21 year old man from England was sentenced to 12 months in prison under the UK’s Computer Misuse Act 1990 for hacking into an American’s Facebook account on January 12, 2011. There doesn’t seem to be a relationship between …

55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Exposed [UPDATED] 55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Exposed [UPDATED]
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Hackers appear to have successfully exposed the passwords of as many as 55,000 Twitter accounts yesterday, sparking the website to conduct an investigation into just how the security breach occurred. The hack was first reported on the blog Airdemon.net where …

Skype Investigating Exploit That Reveals Users’ IP Addresses Skype Investigating Exploit That Reveals Users’ IP Addresses

Skype announced today that it’s looking into a new tool that retains a user’s last known IP address. The tool, for which instructions were posted on Pastebin last Thursday, reveals a person’s IP address without the need to add the …

Taliban Website Hacked And Defaced Taliban Website Hacked And Defaced
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For once, we have a hacking attack and defacement that might not have anything to do with Anonymous. What seems like the work of somebody within Afghanistan, the Taliban Web site has been attacked and defaced by those who wish …

Anonymous Defaces F1 Racing Sites For #OpBahrain Anonymous Defaces F1 Racing Sites For #OpBahrain

Anonymous is involved in a lot of operations, but many of them don’t get much attention until they do something drastic. It’s unfortunate in a way since it takes a defacement to actually get our attention. Today’s defacement is centered …

Google To 20,000 Sites: You May Have Been Hacked Google To 20,000 Sites: You May Have Been Hacked
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Google has been sending out a lot of messages to webmasters lately. A lot have been getting them based on questionable links pointing to their sites, in relation to Google’s cracking down on paid blog/link networks. Now, over 20,000 sites …

GOP Candidates’ Official Websites Pretty Hackable GOP Candidates’ Official Websites Pretty Hackable

Now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appears to be (finally) pulling away from his tenacious opponents, it’s expected that election news will slowly pivot towards this fall’s general election. As the country moves into that leg of the race, …

Quantum Cryptography Foils Hackers Quantum Cryptography Foils Hackers
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A research team led by University of Toronto Professor Hoi-Kwong Lo has found a new quantum encryption method to foil even the most sophisticated hackers. The discovery is outlined in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters. Quantum cryptography is, …

Credit Card Data Not Safe on Used Xbox Hard Drives [UPDATE]

[UPDATE]: Jim Alkove, a General Manager for Security in the Interactive Entertainment Business division at Microsoft has sent us a statement: “We are conducting a thorough investigation into the researchers’ claims. We have requested information that will allow us to …

MasterCard and VISA Warning Banks of Massive Processor Breach MasterCard and VISA Warning Banks of Massive Processor Breach
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Krebs on Security, a security news and investigation site, is reporting that both VISA and MasterCard are warning banks of a security breach at a U.S. credit card processor. The breach is said to be ‘massive’ with as many as …

Infographic: 2011′s Worst Hacking Scandals Infographic: 2011′s Worst Hacking Scandals

I recently reported on Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigation Report, and how the report highlighted the growing trend of hacking for a political or other cause – “hacktivism”. But those cases aren’t the only security breaches, or even the majority …

Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers
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How secure is your website? It’s a scary thought when you think about it, especially given all the attacks that have risen up in recent years. Last year, well-known websites such as Sony, Epsilon, and even government sites were hacked.