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Gawker hack underscores flaws with passwords

The fallout from a hacking attack on Gawker Media Inc. a week ago underscores a basic security risk of living more of our lives online: Using the same username and password for multiple sites is convenient, but costly.

dateDec 19, 2010 in Internet
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Hackers sock smartphone earpiece star Jawbone

Jawbone on Wednesday warned users of its earpieces and Jambox speakers that hackers stole names, email addresses and encrypted passwords from accounts used to make the wireless devices smarter.

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Internet
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Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies.

dateDec 05, 2013 in Security
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FTC, RockYou settle over exposed email passwords

(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission says that an online game site called RockYou has reached a settlement with the government over a hacking attack that exposed email addresses and passwords from 32 million users.

dateMar 27, 2012 in Internet
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