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Edward Snowden on Your Laughably Bad Passwords

Edward Snowden on Your Laughably Bad Passwords

By Josh Wolford April 9, 2015

“The best advice here is to shift your thinking from passwords to passphrases. Think about a common phrase that works for you that’s too long to brute force and also make them unlikely to be in the dictionary,” says American …

Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites …

Identity Theft Could Soon Be A Reality For eBay Users Identity Theft Could Soon Be A Reality For eBay Users

Identity theft is a constant concern for those who entrust their personal information to Internet companies. Now millions of users are at risk following a massive cyber-attack that recently hit eBay. Last week, we reported that eBay was hit by …

eBay Hack Leads to Official Investigation by Multiple States eBay Hack Leads to Official Investigation by Multiple States

Earlier this week, eBay revealed that an ongoing investigation of their own had revealed a a “small number” of employee login credentials had been compromised, giving attackers access to their corporate network. Now, it appears that they will face external …

eBay Hacked, Wants You to Change Your Passwords eBay Hacked, Wants You to Change Your Passwords

If you receive an email from eBay later today asking you to change your password, you should definitely take their advice. The company has just confirmed a cyberattack that may have affected millions of users, exposing personal information like usernames, …

Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords in Error Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords 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 HBO Go Password at a Time HBO ‘Builds Addicts’ One Shared HBO 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 Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn 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 Resetting Some PSN Passwords After Detecting “Irregular Activity”
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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, Download Security Fix Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords, Download Security Fix

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 Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks
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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 Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords Killed CISPA Add-On Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords 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 from Compelled Decryption 5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect from Compelled Decryption
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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 Getting More Serious About Two-Factor Authentication Twitter May Be Getting More Serious About 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 …

New Laws Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords Go Into Effect New Laws Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords Go Into Effect

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, …