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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Twitter admits to password storage blunder – change your password now!

    We just received a warning from Twitter admitting that the company had made a serious security blunder: it had been storing unencrypted copies of passwords. You read that correctly: plaintext passwords, saved to disk. What an announcement to have to make on World Password Day! Any regular...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    FBI offers some poor password advice for online shoppers

    It's been a big holiday weekend in the United States, with some folks going crazy ape bonkers over the retail bargains available. And today is Cyber Monday when online retailers tend to jump on the bandwagon too. So, it was good to hear that the FBI was going to offer some timely advice for...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Domain name hijacking – what it is, and how you can stop your company being the next victim

    How do you think your customers would feel if they visited your business’s website one day and were greeted with an offensive image, malicious code, religious propaganda or a form designed to steal their passwords? My guess is that you wouldn’t be happy, and your customers would be concerned...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon finds cache of reused passwords: change yours now!

    Amazon has reset some customers’ passwords and asked them to change them, according to reports. Amazon says that during “routine monitoring,” it stumbled on a set of email and password sets posted online. Amazon isn’t the only online service to check for reused user credentials: both Facebook...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    ‘Security fatigue’ leading computer users to more or less just give up

    Do you use the same password for multiple sites? Do your eyes glaze over after sites like LinkedIn or Yahoo get massively hacked and, like clockwork, the security wonks come wagging their fingers at you for reusing your passwords? Do you shrug and say “Hey, it’s not my job to keep those sites...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Yahoo could have reset all user passwords two years ago, but chose not to

    The New York Times has published a story quoting unnamed Yahoo insiders, and it doesn't paint a pretty picture of the firm's security priorities. There's lot to ponder in the article, but one thing that sprung out to me was a section which described how CEO Marissa Mayer clashed with Yahoo CISO...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Why Was My Netflix Account Commandeered From Ecuador?

    From time to time, Netflix customers share their passwords with friends and family members, even some that may live in other countries. In those cases, it’s not unusual to see activity on your account from a device in, say the U.K., streaming the latest episode of Game of Thrones. But...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Twitter locks some accounts after 32 million passwords appear on dark web

    Twitter has responded to reports indicating that tens of millions of usernames and passwords for the social media service are currently available on the dark web, specifying that it is "confident the information was not obtained from a hack of Twitter's servers," and that the purported passwords...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Allegedly Leaked, Change Yours Now

    An anonymous hacker is claiming to have leaked a few hundred usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts. It's unclear where they actually came from (and if they really are Dropbox credentials), but either way: it's time to change your passwords. The leak, which contains hundreds of accounts...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now (Updated)

    According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know. The list has since been taken down, and there's no evidence that Gmail itself was hacked—just that these passwords have...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Mozilla gaffe exposed 76,000 email addresses, 4000 passwords

    You know the drill: Utter expletive, grind teeth, change passwords, get on with life. Mozilla has 'fessed up to accidentally exposing the email addresses for 76,000 members of its Developer Network, along with 4000 encrypted passwords. The breach was caused by a bad script that on July 23 was...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Search Engine Exposes Hackers' Passwords To Solicit Donations

    Also known as protection money. Some hackers are learning what it's like when the hunters become the hunted. A new search engine called Indexeus offers an easy way for ne'er-do-wells to look up login credentials from over a hundred hacks, including recent high-profile dumps of Adobe and Yahoo...
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