If Dropbox is correct that the Pastebin file of passwords were all reused from other services then they are innocent. The users involved are guilty of laziness.
Staying on top of the latest in software/hardware security research, vulnerabilities, threats and computer attacks.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.
A total of 24 vulnerabilities, many severe and a few being exploited in the wild, have been revealed and patched.
If you believe that you have "nothing to hide" from the prying eyes of the NSA, you shouldn't mind letting a stranger rifle through your bank statements, emails, and photos — right?
UPDATED. Today's updates address serious holes in Windows that have been exploited for some time. The attackers exhibit a high level of sophistication.
Updates fix three critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player and ColdFusion. None are known to be exploited in the wild.
According to security experts, the cryptocurrency community needs to grow up in order to thrive -- and become more like the establishment it originally tried to break away from.
iSight says the "Sandworm" team has targeted NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and industry through a previously unrecognized Windows zero-day exploit.
British police can access millions of UK mobile customers' data without a warrant.
When you start with the premise that capitalism is illegitimate it's easy to dismiss other people's property rights.
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending October 10, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
Three of the five updates for Windows are rated critical. There is just one for Office and one for ASP.NET MVC.
British police are warning that smartphones in custody for forensics and ongoing investigations are being remotely wiped, potentially killing vital evidence.
Most of what's broken with Wi-Fi is fixed with Passpoint. So why are so many important companies on the sidelines?
The Passpoint specification for seamless and secure wireless network authentication now has on-the-spot provisioning and more operator policy control.
Kaspersky reports that Backdoor.MSIL.Tyupkin, mostly found in Russia, allows attackers to dispense cash using the keypad and special codes.