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Apple comments on Gizmodo/Wired writer's account hacking, here's how it went down...

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Over the weekend, we reported on the hacking of the digital life of Wired’s Mat Honan. Mat Honan wrote up his whole story over at Wired.  The scariest part is that they were able to reproduce the hack using 2 pieces of publicly available information and a phone call. We...
Apple comments on Gizmodo/Wired writer's account hacking, here's how it went down...

Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack

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Sony has been fined by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog for the April 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which compromised the personal details of millions of users. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the company close to $400,000 (£250,000) for the breach, describing it as “a serious...
Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack

Apple freezes over-the-phone password resets in response to Honan hack

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An anonymous Apple employee confirmed to Wired tonight that the company is putting a 24-hour freeze on over-the-phone password verification—a step in Apple ID security that cost Wired reporter Mat Honan an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, several e-mail accounts, and two Twitter accounts worth of information over the weekend. The hacker was...
Apple freezes over-the-phone password resets in response to Honan hack

Spam Surge For Some Suggests Something Odd May Be Happening To Yahoo! Mail

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Earlier this month Yahoo! became officially DMARC compliant. That’s supposed to mean your Yahoo! email inbox should be heavily armoured against phishing attacks and spam. The Domain-Based Message Authentication consortium is a group of Silicon Valley companies like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and PayPal who all pledge to use tools to...
Spam Surge For Some Suggests Something Odd May Be Happening To Yahoo! Mail

Update: LinkedIn Confirms Account Passwords Hacked

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The breach is so serious that LinkedIn itself is advising people to change their LinkedIn passwords immediately....
Update: LinkedIn Confirms Account Passwords Hacked

Oops. Motorola Resells Uncleared Xoom Tablets

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Motorola The Motorola Xoom tablet To the list of woes buffeting Motorola Mobility’s little-loved Xoom tablet, add this: the company sold a batch of used ones without first wiping out all the prior owners’ personal data. Motorola Mobility said 100 of about 6,200 it sold through Woot.com from October...
Oops. Motorola Resells Uncleared Xoom Tablets

Fingerprint identification flaw allows PC password retrieval

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Several PC security firms have independently verified a weakness in Authentek's UPEK Protector Suite that allows hostile users with physical control of a machine to rapidly recover Windows account passwords. The software is pre-installed in Windows-based PCs by makers including Dell, Gateway, NEC, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. An open-source exploit...
Fingerprint identification flaw allows PC password retrieval
Virgin Mobile is indifferent to its gaping security holes, says developer

LinkedIn Speaks: “Some” Of Those Compromised Passwords Are From LinkedIn Accounts

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Shortly after reports that nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn account passwords were leaked onto the net, LinkedIn leapt into action and mounted an investigation. Though most of the morning was spent claiming that they could not confirm a security breach, a new announcement on their blog reveals that at least some...
LinkedIn Speaks: “Some” Of Those Compromised Passwords Are From LinkedIn Accounts
Experts: Windows 8 features make account passwords easier to steal

Packrati.us Makes It Super Easy To Store Twitter Links in Your Delicious Account

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On any given day, I get around 100 weblinks in my Twitter account – either from people I follow or links I post myself. As you can imagine, that soon stacks up and that then presents a problem when I want to find a particular link I came across...
Packrati.us Makes It Super Easy To Store Twitter Links in Your Delicious Account

Phishing concerns cause double trouble

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Episode 1: Last week the administrators of 7,000 university websites were being called upon to change their .edu domain account passwords after a server security breach. Trouble was that the breach had been reported to the admins by Educause -- the non-profit higher-education IT group that runs .edu -- via...
Phishing concerns cause double trouble

Drupal resets account passwords after detecting unauthorized access

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Drupal.org has reset account passwords after it found unauthorized access to information on its servers.The access came through third-party software installed on the Drupal.org server infrastructure, and was not the result of a vulnerability within Drupal, the open source content management software provider said in a security update late...
Drupal resets account passwords after detecting unauthorized access

VUDU Says Its Offices Were Broken Into

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Among stolen items: A hard drive with a boatload of customer information (though no full credit card numbers). Video streaming company VUDU revealed today that its headquarters was broken into in March and among the items stolen were "hard drives contained customer information, including names, email addresses, postal addresses,...
VUDU Says Its Offices Were Broken Into

Daily Report: Microsoft Takes Down Botnets

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Microsoft employees, accompanied by federal marshals, raided office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, aiming to disrupt one of the most pernicious forms of online crime today: botnets, or groups of computers that help harvest bank account passwords and other personal information from millions of other computers....
Daily Report: Microsoft Takes Down Botnets
Yahoo confirms Contributor Network password hack, says fix is on the way

Drupal resets account passwords after detecting unauthorized access

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Drupal.org has reset account passwords after it found unauthorized access to information on its servers....
Drupal resets account passwords after detecting unauthorized access

Yahoo Mail users hit by widespread hacking, XSS exploit seemingly to blame

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Late last night reports started coming in suggesting that Yahoo Mail users have had their accounts hacked. While “hacked” is a very broad term nowadays, it does appear that Yahoo email accounts are being compromised after users click on a malicious link they receive in their inboxes. The attack seems...
Yahoo Mail users hit by widespread hacking, XSS exploit seemingly to blame

Etacts Launches First Implementation of oAuth For Gmail IMAP Accounts

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Earlier this week, we reported on a number of new security enhancements that we expect Gmail to launch in the next few days, including oAuth support. It looks like we were right: a small startup called Etacts, which launched last month, has just implemented oAuth for Gmail IMAP accounts, allowing Etacts...
Etacts Launches First Implementation of oAuth For Gmail IMAP Accounts

Name.com forces customers to reset passwords following security breach

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Domain registrar Name.com forced its customers to reset their account passwords on Wednesday following a security breach on the company's servers that might have resulted in customer information being compromised....
Name.com forces customers to reset passwords following security breach

Hacker posts Verizon customer files, says 3 million stolen

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A hacker claims to have stolen more than three million customer entries from Verizon's database after hacking the carrier, and he has posted some 300,000 entries to a code-sharing site as proof. The hacker, who goes by the Twitter handle @TibitXimer, says he gained root access to Verizon's customer data...
Hacker posts Verizon customer files, says 3 million stolen

Apple's recently acquired fingerprint tech exposed as Windows security risk

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Back in July Apple acquired Authentec, a company that held the rights to fingerprint-reading technology, originally developed by a company called UPEK, since 2010. According to a report from ArsTechnica citing several security researchers, UPEK Protector Suite, a product that uses the fingerprint technology now owned by Apple, has been...
Apple's recently acquired fingerprint tech exposed as Windows security risk

Sony fined £250,000 over PlayStation hack

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Information commissioner fines company for security failures after details of millions of gamers were leaked online in 2011Sony Computer Entertainment has been fined a record £250,000 by the data protection watchdog after the personal details of millions of gamers - including passwords and credit card numbers - were leaked online.The...
Sony fined £250,000 over PlayStation hack

Log in with PayPal: A new way to take the headache out of mobile shopping

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale In its ongoing effort to become a universal payment service, PayPal is today launching a new service that should simplify shopping on mobile websites. Dubbed “Log in with PayPal,” the service lets you easily sign in with your...
Log in with PayPal: A new way to take the headache out of mobile shopping

Anonymous hackers claim to leak 28,000 PayPal passwords on global protest day

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Again marking November 5th as a global day of protest, Hacker group Anonymous has released confidential customer information, including 28,000 alleged account passwords that it says came from a hack of PayPal’s servers. Paypal hacked by Anonymous as part of our November 5th protest privatepaste.com/e8d3b2b2b1 #5Nov — Anonymous Press (@AnonymousPress)...
Anonymous hackers claim to leak 28,000 PayPal passwords on global protest day

If You're Laying Off Your Social Media Expert, You Might Want To Get Those Account Passwords FIRST

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It's one of those mistakes you only make once. Unfortunately for British entertainment retailer HMV and consulting firm Deloitte, due to the circumstances under which the mistake occurred, once is all they got and once was all it took. HMV was in the midst of a 190-person layoff (with assistance...
If You're Laying Off Your Social Media Expert, You Might Want To Get Those Account Passwords FIRST

Add to Hacked List: Listmaking Company Evernote

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Evernote, the popular productivity app maker, said in a blog post that it had been hacked on February 28 and that it was resetting all passwords. It’s just the latest in a long line of such security incursions suffered by consumer Internet companies, such as Twitter, in which access...
Add to Hacked List: Listmaking Company Evernote

Confirmed: Fingerprint reader owned by Apple exposes Windows passwords

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Security consultants have independently confirmed a serious security weakness that makes it trivial for hackers with physical control of many computers sold by Dell, Acer, and at least 14 other manufacturers to quickly recover Windows account passwords. The vulnerability is contained in multiple versions of fingerprint-reading software known as UPEK...
Confirmed: Fingerprint reader owned by Apple exposes Windows passwords
LinkedIn confirms that member passwords have been compromised

This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

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Microsoft doesn’t like it if you use long passwords in Hotmail. In fact, the software giant won’t let you use a really long one anymore, and recently started prompting users to only enter the first 16 characters of their password. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of...
This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you
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