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Don't Panic, But There's Apparently a Way to Reset Apple Passwords with Just an Email and Birthdate

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Good job, geniuses. Well, this is just a charming development. According to The Verge, there’s an exploit making the rounds that’s practically an idiot-proof way for anyone who’s got your email and birthdate to hack your iCloud account. Basically, your mom could pull this off, if she’s the nosy type....
Don't Panic, But There's Apparently a Way to Reset Apple Passwords with Just an Email and Birthdate

Y Combinator Backed Startup Authy Wants To Help You Prevent A Dropbox Style Security SNAFU

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In response to a security breach, Dropbox promised to add an optional new layer of security known as two factor authentication. If you want to add two factor authentication to your own app but don’t know where to start, you’re in luck: Authy is a Y Combinator backed startup launching...
Y Combinator Backed Startup Authy Wants To Help You Prevent A Dropbox Style Security SNAFU

Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

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Sergey Brin Blames Everyone For Threatening Web's Open Future. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Google cofounder Sergey Brin has alleged the free Internet is facing its greatest threat yet, from government efforts to control publication of and access to information by citizens (including the U.S.), over-zealous rights holders...
Google's Brin Worries About Open Web, As Google Gets Into More Privacy Messes

Emails Leaked In Blizzard Hack

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Blizzard has been hacked. The makers of World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and the Diablo series warned its members that Blizzard data that included users' emails and their security question had been illegally accessed. However, that information wouldn't allow access to user accounts, president Mike Morhaime explained. Also, credit card information...
Emails Leaked In Blizzard Hack
Barclays substitutes voice recognition for security questions in banking call centers

Apple suspends password resets after critical account-hijack bug is found

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Apple suspended the password-reset functionality for its iCloud and iTunes services following a published report that hackers could exploit it to hijack other people's accounts. The password reset page stopped loading a few hours after The Verge reported there was an online tutorial that provided detailed instructions for taking...
Apple suspends password resets after critical account-hijack bug is found

Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

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Apple is giving its users more security over their Apple accounts and remotely stored data with a new option of two-step security authentication. Users can add two forms of verification on their Apple ID — the identity used to sign into iTunes, the App Store, FaceTime, iMessage and more —...
Apple does the two-step: new layer of security added to Apple ID, iCloud

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able to define your own security question, why not have some fun with it: http://jty.me/03i

Apple ID Security Hole Allows Password Reset With Email Address and Date of Birth

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The Verge is reporting that the Apple ID login system has been compromised and passwords can be reset using only the user's email address and date of birth. Users who have activated the new two-step verification process are not affected by the hack. We've been made aware of a step-by-step...
Apple ID Security Hole Allows Password Reset With Email Address and Date of Birth

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
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Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords [Mac Blog]

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Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, today informed customers that their internal security network had been breached. The company doesn't believe that financial information has been compromised but other data including email addresses for all non-China players and scrambled passwords were taken. The company believes it will...
Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords [Mac Blog]

Apple Enhancing Apple ID Safety by Enforcing Security Question Requirements

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The Next Web reports that Apple has begun enhancing the security of users' Apple ID accounts, requiring those who have do not have alternate email addresses and security questions on file to add them.In the past 24 hours, Apple appears to have started prompting iOS devices owners and those with...
Apple Enhancing Apple ID Safety by Enforcing Security Question Requirements

Apple offers Flashback removal tool and strengthens iTunes accounts

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Apple has released an update for Java on Macintosh computers running Mac OSX 10.6 and 10.7 ("Snow Leopard" and "Lion") which it says gets rid of the Flashback malware that has affected as many as 600,000 Macs worldwide. The tool is available through the company's built-in Software Update system.Separately, the...
Apple offers Flashback removal tool and strengthens iTunes accounts
Blizzard hack exposes millions of accounts

Everyone And Their Mother Will Soon Be Using A Digital Wallet

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It's beginning to look like digital wallets are going mainstream.  Hot on the heels of MasterCard's PayPass, Visa unveiled its own service this week, V.Me.  As with PayPass and PayPal's digital wallet, V.Me allows consumers to shop on their smartphones, storing Visa and non-Visa accounts in the cloud along with gift...
Everyone And Their Mother Will Soon Be Using A Digital Wallet

Apple Users Face Major Security Threat, But Wouldn't Had Apple Acted Faster

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When it comes to user security at Apple, it's one step forward, two steps back. Yesterday, the company belatedly announced long-needed two-step verification security for Apple IDs, only two years after Google rolled out the protective measure for its users. Today comes word of a massive security flaw that reportedly lets...
Apple Users Face Major Security Threat, But Wouldn't Had Apple Acted Faster
Major security hole allows Apple ID passwords to be reset with only email address, date of birth
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