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Oops! Yahoo did it again

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To misquote Lady Bracknell, “For Yahoo to be hacked once may be regarded as a misfortune; to be hacked twice looks like carelessness.” Not content with having 500k user accounts breached in 2014, it now appears that more than one billion could have suffered the same fate a year earlier… Read more »

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Netflix calls for more secure passwords

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In the wake of major hacks at MySpace, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Yahoo, Netflix is proactively encouraging its users to adopt more secure password etiquettes. The streaming giant is actively canvassing account holders to cajole them into changing their insecure passwords for something less vulnerable. Netflix has over 80 million customers… Read more »

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A question of security

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In the wake of the recent record-breaking Yahoo security breach, questions are being asked about whether security questions – such as the user’s birthplace or the name of a first pet – are still viable. Once this information is in the hands of hackers, it can have the unfortunate side… Read more »

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Windows Hello allows users to say goodbye to passwords

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Users of Windows 10 will soon be able to stop wasting valuable brain space on passwords. Microsoft recently announced Windows Hello, a feature that uses fingerprint matching, iris identification and facial recognition to allow users to access devices and computers running Windows 10 without a password. According to TechNewsWorld, Microsoft… Read more »

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Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords

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A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security – a US firm specializing in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the “largest data breach known to date”. It claimed the stolen information came from… Read more »

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2.9 million customers affected in Adobe cyber attack

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Adobe has confirmed that 2.9 million customers have had private information stolen in a sophisticated cyber attack on its website. However, Adobe’s chief security officer has confirmed that based on investigative findings to date, Adobe are not aware of any specific increased risk to customers as a result of this… Read more »

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