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Does your password pass muster?

"Create a password" is a prompt familiar to anyone who's tried to buy a book from Amazon or register for a Google account. Equally familiar is that red / yellow / green bar that rates the new password's strength. ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Security
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Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the ...

dateApr 19, 2014 in Security
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Social site Formspring hacked, passwords disabled

(AP) — Social networking site Formspring said Tuesday that it was disabling nearly 30 million registered users' passwords after hundreds of thousands of them were leaked to the Web in their encrypted form.

dateJul 11, 2012 in Internet
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Nokia developer community hacked

(AP) -- Nokia Corp. says hackers have breached the security on its developer community discussion site and accessed forum members' email addresses.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Internet
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Simple passwords key to celebrity iCloud hacking

Cyber-security expert Gerome Billois explains how a "targeted attack" on some iCloud accounts—the Apple online service that stores all types of content—led to the release of nude celebrity photos.

dateSep 03, 2014 in Security
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