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Yahoo confirms theft of 450K unencrypted passwords

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Yahoo today confirmed that 450,000 unencrypted usernames and passwords were stolen Wednesday from one of its services, although it downplayed the threat....
Yahoo confirms theft of 450K unencrypted passwords

Progress for Calif. bill to stop employers' social-media snooping

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AB 1844, which would prohibit employers from requiring employees to provide usernames and passwords, passes the state assembly unanimously. It now heads to the state senate. [Read more]...
Progress for Calif. bill to stop employers' social-media snooping

Security update & new features

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A couple weeks ago, we started getting emails from some users about spam they were receiving at email addresses used only for Dropbox. We’ve been working hard to get to the bottom of this, and want to give you an update. Our investigation found that usernames and passwords recently stolen...
Security update & new features

Even after Apple’s fix, 140k machines are still affected by Flashback malware

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According to a post on the Symantec security blog, Apple’s attempts to get rid of the Java-based Flashback malware that affected 600,000 computers haven’t solved the problem completely. As of today, Symanetec reports that 140,000 machines are still affected by the vulnerability. Our own Matthew Panzarino described the Flashback malware...
Even after Apple’s fix, 140k machines are still affected by Flashback malware

Introduction to OAuth Basic

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OAuth allows you to share your private resources (photos, videos, contact list, bank accounts) stored on one site with another site without having to hand out your username and password. Giving your user name or password to a social media site is like giving them the rights to access your...
Introduction to OAuth Basic

Can cable companies keep the dream of municipal WiFi alive?

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Municipal WiFi may be a dream yet realized thanks to a new deal between the nation’s five biggest cable operators. Comcast, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable have agreed to let customers roam on about 50,000 hotspots owned by the respective companies nationwide.Comcast, Cablevision, and Time Warner have...
Can cable companies keep the dream of municipal WiFi alive?

Hackers Post Mostly Inconsequential Twitter Account Data Online

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Someone claiming to be affiliated with the “Anonymous” hacker movement posted thousands of Twitter usernames and passwords to Pastebin on Monday evening. A Twitter spokesperson told AllThingsD that the company was looking into the matter, and pointed out that nearly half of the 55,000 accounts listed are duplicates and spam...
Hackers Post Mostly Inconsequential Twitter Account Data Online

'Thousands of Twitter passwords leaked'

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Twitter is looking into the emergence of an online list which purports to reveal thousands of tweeters' usernames and passwords....
'Thousands of Twitter passwords leaked'

Will the Real <Your Site Here> Please Stand Up?

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Webmaster Level: IntermediateIn our recent post on the Google Online Security Blog, we described our system for identifying phishing pages. Of the millions of webpages that our scanners analyze for phishing, we successfully identify 9 out of 10 phishing pages. Our classification system only incorrectly flags a non-phishing site as...
Will the Real <Your Site Here> Please Stand Up?

Multiple Usernames & Passwords No More: OneID Unveils Its Next-Gen Identity Service

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Today, our online identities are fragmented across an array of usernames, email addresses, screen names, social media accounts, passwords, and on and on. We struggle to remember our login info and passwords, so oftentimes we use a few simple passwords that are easy to remember, or find ourselves turning to...
Multiple Usernames & Passwords No More: OneID Unveils Its Next-Gen Identity Service

EFF Seeks to Protect Innovation for Social Network Users

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San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal judge to dismiss Facebook's claims that criminal law is violated when its users opt for an add-on service that helps them aggregate their information from a variety of social networking sites. Power Ventures makes a web-based tool that...
EFF Seeks to Protect Innovation for Social Network Users
Social Anxiety: Indicted, Fired and Evicted-Alleged Hacker Matthew Keys Faces A Long Road to Redemption

Researcher finds 100K passwords, user IDs, on IEEE site

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A Danish graduate student said he was searching for research material on an IEEE FTP server last week when he stumbled upon the usernames and passwords of about 100,000 members of the professional association....
Researcher finds 100K passwords, user IDs, on IEEE site

Zendesk Hack Compromises User Data Of Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest

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What better way to celebrate the week hackers ran rampant than with another security breach? Zendesk, a company that offers IT support tools and customer service software, announced on Thursday that it had been hacked. In a blog post, CEO Mikkel Svane stated, "We've become aware that a hacker accessed out...
Zendesk Hack Compromises User Data Of Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest

Boss signing in to your Facebook account? There’s a law for that

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Legislatures, state and federal, are starting to react to the trend of employers — at least the creepy employers — requiring job applicants and employees to turn over usernames and passwords for personal social media accounts. Here’s a post from the Goodwin Procter law firm about a new law passed...
Boss signing in to your Facebook account? There’s a law for that

Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

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Tim Bray, the Googler most famous for his prior role in editing the XML language, has set his eyes on a new challenge: eradicating usernames and passwords, at least as we know them today, from the Internet. Bray, who landed at Google in 2010 as an evangelist for the...
Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

One step closer to a single sign-on for the web

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A new alliance should make it a bit easier to get around the web without accumulating yet more usernames and passwords. The Open Identity Exchange will enable users of PayPal, Google and Equifax to sign into certain US government websites using their credentials from those sites. The National Institutes of...
One step closer to a single sign-on for the web

Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

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Groupon Taiwan has revealed that it has been the victim of a hack which saw usernames and passwords belonging to its 4.1 million registered users compromised. On the positive side, the intruders did not access credit cards and financial details, the company said. As Inside Taiwan reports [Chinese], the attack...
Groupon Taiwan resets user passwords after hack, but credit card details not leaked

Yahoo passwords hacked, likely taken through Yahoo Voices

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Yahoo is looking into a major hack that slurped up the usernames and passwords of 435,000 accounts Thursday. According to the security firm TrustedSec, a hacking group known as D33D Company picked up the passwords from Yahoo Voices, the Sunnyvale, Calif.,-based company's crowd-sourced publishing platform. Yahoo Voices, formerly known as...
Yahoo passwords hacked, likely taken through Yahoo Voices
Guerilla researcher created epic botnet to scan billions of IP addresses

Lock up your data with SecureSafe

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SecureSafe is a mobile app that acts as a companion to the Web service of the same name. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store and Google Play. This review is based on the iOS version, tested on an iPhone 4S. SecureSafe markets itself primarily as a...
Lock up your data with SecureSafe

Flame Malware Listens To Your Conversations And Watches Your Email

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Kaspersky Lab, a Russian antivirus firm, has discovered Flame, a dangerous, sophisticated new piece of malware that appears to be targeting Iranian government computers—just like Stuxnet, a hostile computer program which sabotaged Iran's nuclear program. But unlike Stuxnet, Kaspersky researchers said, Flame is 20 times more complex than Stuxnet....
Flame Malware Listens To Your Conversations And Watches Your Email

Avoid 'Phishing' Scams

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Over the past few days, Twitter has been helping folks victimized by a phishing attack. Phishing is a deceitful process by which an attempt is made to acquire sensitive information such as Twitter usernames and passwords. The bad guys masquerade as someone you trust and may send you a Direct...
Avoid 'Phishing' Scams

Foxconn server hacked, CEO's password published

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A hacker group calling itself SwaggSec has published data from internal Foxconn servers that the group hacked into, including usernames and passwords for management officials right up to and including CEO Terry Gou. While initial analysis of the data hasn't turned up any other sensitive information, the security breach prompted...
Foxconn server hacked, CEO's password published

Calif. law passed to halt employer snooping on social media

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Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs a privacy bill making it illegal for employers to demand employee usernames and passwords for social media accounts. [Read more]...
Calif. law passed to halt employer snooping on social media

Google To Update YouTube App For Google TV, Apple's Patent Fight Includes Galaxy Nexus, Microsoft India Online Store Hacked

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Google Updates YouTube App For Google TV. Google has announced an update to the YouTube app for the Google TV, due to show up ready to download from the Android Market in the next few days. New features...
Google To Update YouTube App For Google TV, Apple's Patent Fight Includes Galaxy Nexus, Microsoft India Online Store Hacked

Hacker on hacker: Zeus bot master dupes Anonymous backers into installing password stealer

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Hackers have duped supporters of the Anonymous group into installing the Zeus botnet, which steals confidential information from PCs, including banking usernames and passwords, security researchers said last week....
Hacker on hacker: Zeus bot master dupes Anonymous backers into installing password stealer

SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

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Whether you have $10,000 or $10 million dollars, trying to find help to manage your investments can be a minefield. Mid-level financial advisory firms have come under scrutiny for somewhat shady practices — so even though you can certainly find very good advisers there, it can be a crap...
SigFig Launches To Be The Data-Driven Financial Planner Of Your Dreams

Microsoft online customer accounts hacked in India

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A group calling itself Evil Shadow Team reportedly hacked into Microsoft's online store in India, stealing usernames and passwords of the site's customers....
Microsoft online customer accounts hacked in India

Dropbox Admits User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

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Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-party) and today gave the first update on the progress, saying that some accounts were indeed accessed by...
Dropbox Admits User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features
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