All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hacking’

LinkedIn Password Leak Caused No Unauthorized Access

LinkedIn is trying hard to stay transparent in light of the LinkedIn password leak this week, in which more than 6.4 million passwords from the site were leaked to a online hash-cracking forum. The social network for professional networking responded to the leak within hours, locking down accounts associated with the leaked passwords and sending out emails to the affected …

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Google Expands Hacking Detection To Deeper Pages

Google has released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. There are plenty of interesting changes of note, but the first one on the list is: Deeper detection of hacked pages. [launch codename “GPGB”, project codename “Page Quality”] For some time now Google has been detecting defaced content on hacked pages and presenting a notice on search …

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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 remain about why the hash containing the passwords was unencrypted, and how the hacker got access to the passwords in …

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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 were also from the dating website eHarmony. The company confirmed the situation in a post on the eHarmony blog: The …

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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 those members affected by the ordeal. Though the situation is resolved for the moment, many are still curious as to …

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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 indeed contain LinkedIn passwords. Vicente Silveira, director at LinkedIn, made the announcement and outlined LinkedIn’s remedy for the situation in …

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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. They state that they have not been able to confirm a security breach. This could mean that LinkedIn simply hasn’t …

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Mitt Romney’s Email Account Hacked, Shared with Gawker

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 of pomp and circumstance that accompanies this democratic ceremony: stump speeches, debates, torrential amounts of campaign ads, fundraising, baby-holding, gaffe-making, …

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Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks

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 is. The company announced this in a blog post today. Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts Fave blog title ever: “Security …

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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 the browser’s security instead of hacking it for personal gain. A recent crack against Chrome was accomplished only after throwing …

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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 fact that such signs are often not secured with passwords they way they ought to be (though they are physically …

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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 the 2 individuals and the crime is just random. The FBI began looking into the case last year when they …

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