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Review: KeePass makes strong passwords and keeps them safe

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If you adopt just one security tool this year, make it KeePass. This free and open-source password manager is available for Windows, with unofficial ports for iOS, Android, Linux, and Mac OS X. A secure, lengthy, completely random password goes a long way towards improving your security-and having a...
Review: KeePass makes strong passwords and keeps them safe

LinkedIn investigates hacking claims

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Business social network examines claims by security analysts that more than 6 million users' details have been posted onlineLinkedIn has launched an investigation into reports that its password database has been compromised with more than 6 million users' details posted online.The business social network is examining claims by security analysts...
LinkedIn investigates hacking claims

Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach that affected “a small fraction” of its user base

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Online dating site eHarmony has revealed that it too suffered a hack into its password database, after it confirmed that “a small fraction” of its user base has been affected. The company says it is continuing to look into the issue but has taken the precautionary move of resetting the passwords of...
Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach that affected “a small fraction” of its user base
Staying safe online: Using a password manager just isn't enough

Poor LinkedIn, the ugly stepsister of social networking | Bim Adewunmi

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The professional networking site is often seen as a bit too much like hard work. Now it's been hacked, few seem to carePoor LinkedIn. It just can't seem to catch a break. When news broke that the business social network's password database had been hacked, there came the dull roar...
Poor LinkedIn, the ugly stepsister of social networking | Bim Adewunmi

You should have Cain & Abel in your security toolbox

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There's a sort of cruel irony to passwords. The legitimate passwords people need to use to access crucial applications or data are often forgotten, and yet the bad guys seem to be able to crack passwords without breaking a sweat. Thankfully, there's a free tool available that can help...
You should have Cain & Abel in your security toolbox

Use of 'honeywords' can expose password crackers

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With more and more consumers having their passwords compromised on a daily basis, a pair of researchers are floating an idea that they contend will help foil digital credential crackers. They propose salting a web-site's password database with lots of false passwords called "honeywords." Passwords in password databases are...
Use of 'honeywords' can expose password crackers

Video streamer Vudu reports physical break-in, customer data stolen

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According to Vudu, unknown perpetrators broke into the video streamer's office on March 24 and stole a number of items, including hard drives including customer information with names, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, account activity, dates of birth, and the last four digits of some credit card numbers. The...
Video streamer Vudu reports physical break-in, customer data stolen

Microsoft Store hacked in India, leaked passwords stored in plain text

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Frequenters of India's online Microsoft Store were briefly greeted with the suspicious visage of a Guy Fawkes mask this morning, following a hack that compromised the site's user database. According to WPSauce, Microsoft Store India's landing page was briefly taken over by a hacker group called Evil Shadow Team,...
Microsoft Store hacked in India, leaked passwords stored in plain text
Microsoft Store India hacked, username and password database leaked
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