All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘passwords’

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Is Nearly Over, But Here Are Some Password Tips

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, and involved, but we rely on it for all of our day-to-day needs. The nation’s critical infrastructure relies heavily on …

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“Password” Remains Top Password, “Jesus” Cracks the 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 of the network security of the companies involved, they still reveal a shocking truth: People are terrible when it comes …

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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 as well as on the national level to deal with the practice of employers asking for employee passwords. Lawmakers succeeded …

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Change Your Password: Blizzard’s Battle.net Service Was Hacked

Nothing is secure in today’s digital world. You can implement the most powerful security that money can buy, and somebody will still find a way around it. Blizzard probably thought they had some of the best security in the world, but hackers made short work of it this week. Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime announced late last night that Blizzard and it’s …

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Nvidia And Android Forums Get Hit In Latest Hack Attack

You think the hacking world would be finished with their parade of password thefts after stealing over 450,000 of them from Yahoo. Unfortunately, things just never work out in our favor as more passwords have been stolen in the latest hack attack. Naked Security is reporting that two popular tech forums – Nvidia Developer Zone and Android Forums – were …

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Yahoo Voices Is Latest To Be Hacked With 450,000 Accounts Stolen

If you use Yahoo Voices to create content for the Web, you really should change your password now. After things were looking up for Yahoo, it’s a pretty big downer to know that one of your service has just been hit with a devastating attack. Trusted Security broke the news that Yahoo Voice had been compromised with over 450,000 usernames …

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LinkedIn Class Action Complaint Over Password Leak

As expected for a security breach of this magnitude, a class action lawsuit has begun against LinkedIn regarding its recently leaked passwords. The action, which has been filed with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, claims LinkedIn failed to “properly safeguard its users’ digitally stored personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials” The plaintiff in the …

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Facebook Reminds Users That Security Is Important, Offers Tips

Facebook is in the process of reminding every user that a few simple security measures can help them protect their account from those on the interwebs who would wish to use it for dastardly purposes. When they first log in, many users are seeing a new box on the very top of their News Feed, above the status update box. …

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LinkedIn Summarizes Its Password Leak Response

It has been almost a week since over 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking website, and though it turned out that both eHarmony and Last.fm were also a part of the leak, the discussion has remained centered around LinkedIn. Vicente Silveira, director at LinkedIn, has been the company’s spokesperson throughout the week, posting situation updates to the …

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LulzSec Releases 10,000 Twitter Accounts Complete With Passwords

LulzSec announced their return just last week and they’re already causing a bit of a stir. The group used a security loophole in a third party Twitter application to gain access to about 10,000 Twitter accounts. LulzSec, now going under the name of LulzSec Reborn, announced on Saturday that they had leaked the accounts of people use the TweetGif application. …

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LinkedIn Password Leak Confirms That People Truly Suck At Choosing Passwords

Last week, you may have received an email or two from LinkedIn detailing the steps you needed to take following a massive leak that involved 6.4 million passwords. Although most of the passwords were encoded, some were able to be decoded, and LinkedIn spent some time disabling accounts of those users with the cracked passwords. The big LinkedIn password leak …

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