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Google password tips not strong enough

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New advice from Google is useful if you're new to passwords, but lacks the spine to make much difference. [Read more]...
Google password tips not strong enough

LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit over massive password breach

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Professional social networking service LinkedIn won the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of premium users who had their log-in passwords exposed as a result of a security breach of the company's servers last year....
LinkedIn wins dismissal of lawsuit over massive password breach

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple's big developers conference kicks off today at 10 AM on the West Coast. Here are all the big product releases we're expecting Apple to announce. Excitement is clearly running high for Apple's big event. The line to get into WWDC started forming almost a...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

LinkedIn woes put spotlight on password flaws

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Here's the problem: Passwords may be the most imperfect security measure around, but it's tough to nudge out a practice that has been around for decades. [Read more]...
LinkedIn woes put spotlight on password flaws

LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

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LinkedIn has promised new security features above and beyond a switch to salting users’ passwords, as it continues to recover from the hack which saw 6.5m encrypted credentials leak from the site. ”We continue to execute on our security roadmap, and we’ll be releasing additional enhancements to better protect our members” the...
LinkedIn: New security enhancements in pipeline

Chinese Hackers Have Been Attacking The New York Times For Months

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For the past four months the New York Times has been under attack by Chinese hackers, the newspaper says. The hackers were able to "infiltrate its computer systems" and get passwords from reporters and other employees. The Times says it hired an outside firm to study the hacks and block...
Chinese Hackers Have Been Attacking The New York Times For Months

Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

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A teenaged hacker known as Cosmo the God, who was involved in a number of big site takedowns earlier this year, and who is considered a "social engineering mastermind" has been sentenced to probation. The terms include a ban on internet access until his 21st birthday, six years from now,...
Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years
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Now Last.fm looking into password hack. Who’s next?

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First LinkedIn, then eHarmony, and now possibly Last.fm. As the number of sites falling victim to password hackers continues to grow, the questions are flooding in: are these incidents all connected? And, perhaps more importantly, who’s next? On Thursday, the CBS-owned, London-headquartered music site told users that it was investigating...
Now Last.fm looking into password hack. Who’s next?

Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth

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Mozilla’s Persona, the organization’s experimental distributed login system that’s an alternative to OpenID and OAuth, is now officially in public beta. Mozilla bills Persona as a “login system that completely eliminates passwords on websites while being safe, secure, and easy to use.” Persona uses your email address to identify you...
Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth
Get ready for more media hacks, Twitter warns

This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

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Apps are huge and everyone knows it — Apple alone is about to pass 50 billion app downloads. Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in the “app for everything” ideology: now every single website these days wants to be an app. This is a bad because… Not everything needs to be an app If...
This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

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If you’re a PC gamer and play World of Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, you might want to log into Battle.net and change your password immediately. The company behind it, Blizzard, has confirmed that the site has been hacked. Here’s what Blizzard’s co-founder and President Michael Morhaime had to say about...
Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

How long ago did the Last.fm security breach happen?

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According to a new report, the passwords might have been compromised several months ago, but the issue remained undetected. [Read more]...
How long ago did the Last.fm security breach happen?

Is Chrome for iOS deleting your saved passwords? Here's what's up

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Over the past week, at least since the latest Chrome for iOS update came out on August 22nd (v 21.0.1180.77), we’ve seen numerous complaints from iPhone and iPad users that their saved passwords have suddenly disappeared. Since then a duplicable pattern has been found and reported as a bug to Google. Here’s...
Is Chrome for iOS deleting your saved passwords? Here's what's up

Dating Site EHarmony Confirms Password Breach

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The online dating site eHarmony confirmed late Wednesday that passwords for its members were exposed in a breach, a second major compromise following LinkedIn's......
Dating Site EHarmony Confirms Password Breach

Sony PSN hacking lawsuit dismissed by judge

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A judge rules that "there is no such thing as perfect security," after 75 million customers' billing addresses, user names, passwords, and phone numbers were stolen in a massive cyberattack. [Read more]...
Sony PSN hacking lawsuit dismissed by judge

AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

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In an alarming false tweet Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House:  Within minutes, AP Corporate Communications reported that the tweet was false. That is a bogus @ap tweet. -- AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013 The AP later...
AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk

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Yahoo today said it has fixed the flaw that allowed hackers to steal more than 450,000 passwords from one of its many services....
Yahoo fixes password-pilfering bug, explains who's at risk
How one journalist cracked 8,000 passwords in 24 hours
Affordable brainwave sensors could make typed passwords obsolete

LinkedIn user alerts mistakenly blocked as spam

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Many of the LinkedIn emails alerts instructing users on how to reset passwords accessed by hackers were dumped into spam boxes, according to email security vendor Cloudmark....
LinkedIn user alerts mistakenly blocked as spam

Google joins FIDO's crusade to replace passwords

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In the face of rampant weak password selection, group aims to replace passwords for identity authentication when logging into Web sites and online accounts. [Read more]...
Google joins FIDO's crusade to replace passwords

Online note service Evernote latest firm to get hacked

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Company behind application used by about 50 million people says some user data was accessed, and it requires all users to reset passwords. [Read more]...
Online note service Evernote latest firm to get hacked
Virgin Mobile fails web security 101, leaves six million subscriber accounts wide open

Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

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Yahoo Japan, the country's largest Web portal, said up to 22 million user IDs may have been leaked during a hack that was discovered last week.The company emphasized that the IDs are already public information, and no passwords or other private data were affected. Yahoo Japan IDs are used...
Yahoo Japan says 22 million user IDs may have been stolen

Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

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Linkedin’s second-quarter earnings were just about in line with what analysts expected, with an extra helping of revenue. Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman The professional networking company had revenue of $228.2 million, above First Call expectations of $216.3 million. Its non-GAAP earnings per...
Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

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App.net on Wednesday announced two new features for its service: two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords. Both measures should significantly beef up security on the social network, a welcome move following the recent slew of Twitter account hacks last month. For those who don’t know, two-factor authentication protects your account by...
App.net beefs up security with two-factor authentication and application-specific passwords

LinkedIn Claims Vulnerable Passwords Have Been Disabled

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Business social network LinkedIn issued more information and advice to its users over the weekend, in the wake of a massive cyber attack in which 6.5 million passwords were stolen....
LinkedIn Claims Vulnerable Passwords Have Been Disabled

Google's password proposal: One ring to rule them all

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In a forthcoming paper, Google engineers float the idea of supplementing passwords with hardware. [Read more]...
Google's password proposal: One ring to rule them all
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