Passwords

LivingSocial updates encryption practices after password breach affects 50m

LivingSocial updates encryption practices after password breach affects 50m

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On Friday, the popular coupon site announced that hackers breached its servers.

IEEE says proxy "anomaly" caused 100k password breach

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An organization made up of millions of technology professional members has blamed a major data exposure on a process glitch with its proxy provider.

Debate: In light of recent breaches, passwords remain a useful

Debate: In light of recent breaches, passwords remain a useful method for authentication.

Password security can improve, but the hackers will still get in

Password security can improve, but the hackers will still get in

Considering the endless march of breaches, it may be time to scrap the belief that adequate passwords -- or even passphrases -- can prevent hackers from breaking into corporate environments. Instead, security pros should focus their efforts on gaining visibility into their networks.

Hackers loot German gaming site Gamigo of 8m passwords

The latest password breach involves Gamigo, which has lost an estimated 8.2 million email address and password combinations, including three million in the United States.

Video: Password security

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SC Magazine executive editor, Dan Kaplan, sits with James Lyne, director of technology and strategy at Sophos, to discuss password security in today's threat landscape.

"Flashback" trojan targets Mac computers

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A live exploit is making the rounds that takes advantage of a bug in Java, which has already been patched, but hasn't yet made its way to Mac OS X users.

Shutting access to passwords

Shutting access to passwords

Imagine a mobile device falling into the wrong hands - resulting in the draining of bank accounts co-opting of identities.

Military dating website says LulzSec hack didn't happen

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A military dating website, which a band of hackers claimed this week to successfully infiltrate to pillage members' personal information, was not actually hacked, according to its administrator.

Another PlayStation Network breach stings Sony customers

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Sony's PlayStation Network again has been hit by hackers, but the limited damage that resulted could point to strides being made by the electronics giant.

Mac OS X Lion flaw allows illicit password changes

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An Apple operating system flaw could allow any user to obtain stored password hash data through an openly readable directory.

Good passwords are no joke

However good your password is, your privacy still depends on rational implementation by the service provider.

What the phishers hope you don't know

Only thieves and idiots ask for your password.

If I ran the zoo

What might a hacker do with the Sony PlayStation Network database?

Password strategies: Who goes there?

Password selection usually involves compromise, but even a short password can be reasonably strong and still memorable.

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