Ditch the Password for Your Microsoft Account

Microsoft has announced that users can ditch the password for their accounts, a move that brings a new level of convenience and security.

Majority of Users Don’t Change Passwords After Data Breach

A new study has found the vast majority of users fail to change their passwords after being notified their data was impacted by a security breach.

Your Passcode Is Protected by Fifth Amendment, Says Court

Can the police compel you to give up your iPhone passcode? Not according to one federal court’s ruling. Doing so would be a violation of your Fifth Amendment rights. The case in question involved two insider trading suspects and the…

Apple’s New iOS 9 Requires 6-Digit Passcodes

If you use TouchID to unlock your iPhone and iPad, the idea of typing in a passcode seems quite Stone Age – but plenty of iOS users still punch in a four-digit passcode every time they unlock their devices. That’s…

Your Security Questions Aren’t Providing Much Security

Everyone’s favorite food is pizza, so when a site asks you to provide an answer for the security question What’s your favorite food, don’t say pizza. Providing answers to security questions is something we’re all very familiar with, as it’s…

Starbucks: Bad Passwords, Not Hackers to Blame for App Thefts

If you use the Starbucks app to pay for your morning coffee, you might want to check your bank account. And then strengthen your password. After reports emerged saying hackers had gained access to user accounts and used its app…

Edward Snowden on Your Laughably Bad Passwords

“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…

Uber Denies Breach After User Info Goes Up for Sale

Uber says that it has found no evidence of a security breach following reports that user data has popped up for sale on dark web sites. Motherboard reports that thousands of active Uber accounts are currently for sale on sites…

‘123456’ Is Still the Most Common Password, So, Congrats Guys

Congratulations are in order, as a year of corporate data spills and leaked Jennifer Lawrence nudes failed to move the most stubborn among us. Privacy be damned, people still enjoy the ease and comfort of the most simplistic, easily-sussed passwords…

Dropbox: We Were Not Hacked

According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts. As The Next Web reports, a thread appeared on reddit pointing to files with the leaked…

Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

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…

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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”

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…