"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.
The company has issued a warning that a malicious email campaign is underway using Adobe software licenses as a lure. Adobe calls it a phishing attack, but other reports say it contains a malware attachment.
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.
Password hacks and new cracker tools surfaced this week to reinforce passwords are indeed sitting ducks. Will anything be done about it?
ManageEngine, which develops a broad range of automation and monitoring tools, adds extensive cloud services and apps support to password service software.
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 online leak of login credentials for Connectusers.com has led Adobe to suspend the forum while it resets users' passwords. The hacker claims to have released the data to demonstrate the software maker's security shortcomings.
Security researchers have confirmed a vulnerability in now Apple-owned fingerprint software that exposes passwords on Windows PCs.
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.
In my quest for Ultimate Freelancer Flexibility, I have purchased a MacBook, so that I can run Linux, Windows and Mac and be able to walk in to any development environment and start work instantly. No more installing software or waiting for passwords!
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