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Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

By Chris Crum September 10, 2014

According to various reports, starting with Russia’s CNews, nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked, and published to a Russia Bitcoin forum. You can see the original report in Russian here, but The Daily Dot recaps: Much of …

Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack in Error Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack in Error

An email sent to some Twitter users warning them that their accounts may have been compromised was sent in error, according to Twitter. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with …

Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt Yahoo Warns Users Of Big Yahoo Mail Hack Attempt
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Yep, time for another announcement about an issue with Yahoo Mail. Yahoo announced that it identified a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts, though it didn’t say how many. As others have pointed out it must …

HBO Builds Addicts One Shared Go Password at a Time HBO Builds Addicts One Shared Go Password at a Time

HBO wants you to become addicted to their shows, and it turns out they don’t really care if you do it somewhat nefariously. You think you’re sticking it to the man when you steal your buddy’s HBO Go password to …

Millions Of Internet Passwords Compromised Millions Of Internet Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony …

Sony May Have Reset Your PSN Password Sony May Have Reset Your PSN Password

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It’s been two years now since the PSN was down for a month following an attack orchestrated by members of Anonymous. Since then, Sony has done everything in its power to protect its infrastructure and the accounts that reside on …

Nymi Bracelet: Tech-Accessory May Replace Passwords Nymi Bracelet: Tech-Accessory May Replace Passwords

Is this the future of passwords? A rather simple bracelet that tracks your heartbeat? Bionym, a Canadian start-up says, Yes! The Nymi bracelet uses your unique cardiac rhythm as your password, authenticating that you are who you say you are …

Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords

Tumblr has just released a “very important” security update for their iOS app that they say will address a significant flaw that allowed for passwords to be compromised in “certain circumstances.” In order to make sure your account is secure, …

Twitter to News Orgs: Designate Twitter-Only Devices Twitter to News Orgs: Designate Twitter-Only Devices
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In light of the recent hacking attacks that have hit news organizations around the world, Twitter has warned news outlets that they expect the attacks to continue. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles …

CISPA Add-On Concerning Password Demands Killed CISPA Add-On Concerning Password Demands Killed
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As you probably know, on Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. The bill, which aims to help the government react to cybersecurity threats by making it easier to …

5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect 5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect
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A man accused of housing child pornography on multiple hard drives will not be forced to give authorities access, after a Wisconsin judge rules that doing so would violate his 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The case involves Jeffrey Feldman, …

Twitter May Be Working on Two-Factor Authentication Twitter May Be Working on Two-Factor Authentication

Is Twitter ramping up their efforts to implement two-factor authentication to make your accounts more secure? Two-factor authentication (2FA), generically, is any approach to authentication that has multiple layers. Around the web (like with Google for instance), it is usually …

Employers Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords Anymore Employers Can't Ask For Facebook Passwords Anymore

The new year brings with it a number of things, including new laws. One of those laws, going into effect in California and Illinois, seek to protect your privacy during the employee screening process. At 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, …

Twitter Accidentally Reset User Passwords Twitter Accidentally Reset User Passwords
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Earlier today, Twitter users began to report an interesting situation on (where else) Twitter. They claimed that they had received an email from Twitter that said their accounts had been compromised, and that their passwords had been reset. The email …

Here Are Some Tips For Better Passwords Here Are Some Tips For Better Passwords

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but it’s almost over. Here’s what the Department Of Homeland Security says about it: Today, we are more interconnected than ever before. Not only do we use the Internet to stay connected, informed, …

Password Is the Top Password, Jesus Cracks Top 25 Password Is the Top Password, Jesus Cracks Top 25

People: What are you doing? This is just getting sad now. Remember all of those password leak stories you’ve seen in the last few months? How many? One? Two? Three? More? While most of those leaks fall on the shoulders …

Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California Two Password Protection Bills Signed in California

A few months ago, multiple reports surfaced of employers abusing their power to extract social media passwords from current of prospective employees – and the topic gained a lot of traction around the country. Bills were introduced in state legislatures …