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PC Users Will See Fingerprint Authentication Replace Passwords

Posted on October 1st, 2016.

Industry’s giants – Paypal, Intel, Lenovo and Synaptics – announced that they have joined forces to bring fingerprint authentication to PC consumers.

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68 Million Dropbox User Accounts Breached by Hackers

Posted on August 31st, 2016.

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...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Password Management

Posted on May 1st, 2016.

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...

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Hacked: The Passwords of 320,000 Time Warner Cable Customers

Posted on January 7th, 2016.

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...

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U.K. Researchers Develop Solution For Password Fatigue Using Graphic Images

Posted on December 29th, 2015.

As the Internet becomes a bigger part of our daily routine for doing just about everything, the task of managing your passwords can get cumbersome. Researchers at the University of Plymouth in Plymouth, U.K. thinks they may have found some relief for password fatigue, according to The Inquirer. The solution is a combination of sequential...

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Hacked: Broadcasting Service Livestream Notifies Customers of a Database Breach

Posted on December 24th, 2015.

Popular broadcasting service Livestream has revealed in an email to users today that the company’s database containing user records may have been breached. Livestream, a prominent broadcasting service that can be accessed by millions of viewers has emailed its users to warn them of a possible breach that targeted the company’s database...

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Google Is Experimenting with Password-Free Logins

Posted on December 22nd, 2015.

Google is in the news again and this time, the company is testing a security feature that may render passwords obsolete. In the near future, you may not require a password to log in to your Google account, regardless of the location and device you’re logging into. You may be used to two-factor authentication, a security feature that...

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‘Tis the Season for Cyber Criminals

Posted on December 20th, 2015.

With the end of the year, the volume of internet sales increases drastically due to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Cyber criminals also increase their activity on these dates, as they want to go unnoticed in the high number of transactions. For that reason, you must be aware of the threats you are exposed to...

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Feds Credit a Single Hacker behind Theft of 1.2 Billion Log-In Credentials

Posted on November 25th, 2015.

As revealed by court documents put forth by the FBI, the authority has identified a single hacker behind the theft of the most comprehensive credentials-hack in history. 1.2 billion stolen web credentials. Millions, possibly hundreds of millions of Facebook and Twitter logins. Over 500 million email address, aside from the stolen...

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Amazon Resets Passwords of Customers’ Accounts; Possible Leak

Posted on November 24th, 2015.

Amazon has hit the password-reset button on an unknown number of customer accounts with the obvious fear that passwords are likely compromised. Citing security issues, retailing giant Amazon has reset a yet-unknown number of customer accounts’ passwords, according to numerous readers of ZDNet. The publication cites several readers who...

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Comcast Resets 200,000 Accounts after Password Leak, Denies Breach

Posted on November 10th, 2015.

Comcast has hit the reset button on passwords of up to 200,000 customers after spotting an entire database its customers’ account details put up for sale on a darknet website. It began when a trove of personal data containing email addresses and passwords belonging to hundreds of thousands of Comcast customers was listed for sale for...

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MIT Triumphs as the Most Insecure University in the US, Study Reveals

Posted on September 12th, 2015.

One of the foremost computer science and engineering schools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked at the very end of 485 colleges and universities analyzed and graded for IT security risks in a security benchmarking study. In a press release, The 2015 Higher Education Security Report, conducted by security firm...

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Alleged ISIS Activists Released Details of 1,400 US Targets

Posted on August 14th, 2015.

Officials say a group claiming to be the Islamic State Hacking Division posted a list of American names and contacts online, and refers to them as “targets.”  The list claims to have the locations, phone numbers, “passwords,” and credit card numbers of 1400 military and government personnel – though the information is outdated. The...

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Steam Hacked, Accounts Compromised, People Blaming Valve

Posted on July 27th, 2015.

According to various sources, Steam was hacked and accounts were compromised recently. Gamers have reported losing their accounts. All signs point to a problem with Valve, the owner of Steam. A mixture of social engineering and stupidity on the part of Valve – many of the accounts hacked simply had password resets. This shows the...

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Business

Yahoo Demos Password-Free Logins and End-To-Encrypted Email

Posted on March 18th, 2015.

It’s no secret that governments around the world are doing their best to snoop on civilian communications. Intelligence organisations like the NSA and CIA have tried everything, from infecting hard drive firmware to targeting popular mobile devices. Since Edward Snowden’s reports about government surveillance, technology...