Industry’s giants – Paypal, Intel, Lenovo and Synaptics – announced that they have joined forces to bring fingerprint authentication to PC consumers.
Hackers have stolen over 68 million account details from popular cloud storage platform Dropbox, a report has revealed.
The latest entry to the roster of mega-breaches sees the revelation of a massive compromise of Dropbox user accounts. Altogether, over 68 million user account details were compromised, stemming from a 2012 breach. Late last week, Dropbox announced a mandatory password reset for a number of user accounts, specifically those created during or before mid-2012, when the breach occurred. While Dropbox did not reveal the number of accounts facing mandatory resets, the decision to reset passwords was taken out of precaution, Dropbox wrote recently.
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Online Password Management is a booming industry. Maybe you’re “one of the millions of Americans using the most popular passwords, such as ‘password,’ ‘trustno1,’ ‘abc123,’ ‘monkey’ or ‘letmein.’”
If so, you’re at risk, as Morgan Slain, CEO of SplashData, a provider of password management applications, warns. He explains, “Hackers can easily break into accounts just by repeatedly trying common passwords.”
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Time Warner Cable Inc has admitted that the passwords of some 320,000 customers subscribing to its cable services may have been compromised.
While we’re still days into the new year, it seemed like it took a while for the first major hack of a corporate database containing everyday consumers’ information to be revealed. Now, major cable provider Time Warner Cable has announced that the login credentials (emails and passwords) of up to 320,000 customers may be compromised.
In a report by Reuters, the cause for the theft of customers’ login details was likely through a phishing attack with a payload containing malware. Alternatively, it could also be the most obvious [...]