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…