'Password' no longer the Internet's worst password
The number sequence "123456" has overtaken "password" as the most common worst password among Internet users, an online security firm says.
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Better passwords get with the beat
No password is 100% secure. There are always ways and means for those with malicious intent to hack, crack or socially engineer access to a password. Indeed, there are more and more websites and databases compromised on a ...
Password breach spreads beyond LinkedIn
More websites admitted security breaches Thursday after LinkedIn said some of its members' passwords were stolen, and experts warned of email scams targeting users of the social network. ...
Google vision of password rings heard at security event
Apple ramps up iCloud defense against hackers
Apple is ramping up iCloud defenses in the aftermath of hackers swiping nude photos of celebrities from the online digital vault, the Wall Street Journal reported.
People are still the weakest link in computer and internet security, study finds
Two decades ago, studies showed that computer users were violating best practices for setting up hack-proof passwords, and not much has changed since then. What's clear, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...
Hackers hit Greek ministry over austerity, anti-piracy deal
Online hackers group Anonymous on Friday attacked the Greek justice ministry website in criticism of the country's tough fiscal reforms and its decision to join a controversial anti-piracy deal.
New type of cryptography that can better resist "dictionary attacks"
Cryptographers in China have have developed a new type of cryptography that can better resist so-called offline "dictionary attacks", denial of service (DoS) hacks, and cracks involving eavesdroppers. Their approach, reported ...
Protecting our passwords, and our sanity
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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.
The quick brown fox can help secure your passwords online
In 2004 Bill Gates pronounced usernames and passwords dead. Gates, a man consistently thinking ahead of the crowd, was right. Most of us – including our employers and the online services we rely on – just ...
Help! How to avoid fast-moving computer worm
Since early January, a worm that has been referred to by several names, including "Downadup," "Kido" and "Conficker," has been infecting millions of computers around the world. The worm exploits a previously discovered vulnerability ...
Computer virus 'mastermind' arrested in Armenia
Dutch authorities announced Tuesday the arrest in Armenia of the alleged mastermind behind a computer virus crime group whose server network was dismantled in the Netherlands a day earlier.