"123456" and "password" still the top worst passwords, according to SplashData annual report
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Dashlane and Lastpass now let users change passwords automatically. This closes up one of the gaps in password management.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
If you don't know your passwords, they can't be phished. The domain of the site may be obscure to you, but the password manager knows.
Security company Netcraft discovered two EA Games phishing operations, netting Apple ID and EA Origin passwords and payment information. EA has patched the vuln allowing Apple ID password phishing.
The popular crowdfunded site Kickstarter has been hacked and the breach included usernames and passwords. Change your password now to prevent further damage.
If you think just because you use different passwords for different services you're safe, think again
Adding numbers, reversing or using 'l33t speak' to differentiate passwords on different accounts does avoid password re-use, but it's an ineffective way of adding security to online accounts.
iPhone 5s users can now use the built-in fingerprint scanner to authenticate iTunes purchases as opposed to entering a password. But a more serious lock screen bug present in iOS 7 remains unpatched.
Apple's addition of a fingerprint reader in its latest smartphone, the iPhone 5S, is part of its strategy to double down on device security.
Password hacks and new cracker tools surfaced this week to reinforce passwords are indeed sitting ducks. Will anything be done about it?
A security lapse in Tumblr's app for iPhone and iPad has resulted in the company leaving a cryptic message for users to reset their passwords.
SANS Institute's list of the top 7 human risks in computing includes phishing, passwords, and devices.
Google isn't just beginning to attack the password, in fact, it has been working since before 2010 on eliminating passwords and standardizing authentication on the Web.
The recent remote wipe attack through Apple's Find My ... service on a Wired reporter's Mac, iPhone and iPad shows that local backups, system clones and strong passwords are more important than ever.
Gizmodo's Twitter account was recently hacked, after a former employee's iCloud account was breached, and all his Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air) were remotely wiped. It turns out the hacker didn't even have to get the password: he just tricked Apple's tech support.
7,500 Black Hat USA 2012 attendees may have been surprised to get a fake password reset e-mail sent to accounts they used to register for the conference. Black Hat has apologized and explained the lame phishing spam attempt.
A researcher calls Yahoo’s loss of 400,000 passwords a “total password failure” for lack of policies and storage in plain text. In addition, the hack included accounts from other domains including the U.S. Congress
Following this week's LinkedIn password disaster, Mac users are naturally worried about their passwords and not just for their LinkedIn accounts. What if you used a password in another place? It could happen! There are ways to investigate your passwords in Mac OS X's Keychain Access utility and with popular third-party password management tools. However, some of this investigating can be difficult.
The MD5 password hash algorithm is "no longer considered safe" by the original software developer, a day after the leak of more than 6.4 million hashed LinkedIn passwords.
Bad news: LinkedIn suffered a data breach of 6.46 million passwords. The good news is you can quickly (and securely) check to see if your password leaked online.
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