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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.

Dec 19, 2010 4 / 5 (4) 5

iPhone worm Rickrolls Australia

(PhysOrg.com) -- iPhone users in Australia have been hit during the last few days with a worm called "ikee". The worm replaces the default wallpaper with a difficult to remove picture of British singer Rick ...

Nov 10, 2009 4.3 / 5 (9) 3 weblog

Death leaves online lives in limbo

(AP) -- When Jerald Spangenberg collapsed and died in the middle of a quest in an online game, his daughter embarked on a quest of her own: to let her father's gaming friends know that he hadn't just decided ...

Mar 16, 2009 4.8 / 5 (6) 0

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 ...

Apr 19, 2014 not rated yet 0

Tool detects password vulnerability

You could think of it as a brainteaser: Create a sequence of eight or more characters that includes at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, a digit, and a symbol, that doesn't contain any words ...

Dec 06, 2013 3.7 / 5 (3) 1