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Sony Ericsson's Canada site hacked: company

Hackers have attacked Sony Ericsson's Canadian eShop website, affecting 2,000 users, the latest online strike against the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant, a Sony spokesman said Wednesday.

dateMay 25, 2011 in Internet
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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 ...

dateMay 17, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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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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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 ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets weblog
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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 ...

dateMar 16, 2009 in Internet
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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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