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Firefox to launch breach alert

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Mozilla engineers are planning to release a new feature in the Firefox web browser which automatically notifies users when they visit a site that has previously been compromised by a data breach. Working in conjunction with the Have I Been Pwned website that allows internet users to check if their… Read more »

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Spambot exposes 700 million accounts

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A researcher known as Benkow has discovered that a spambot called Onliner has successfully bypassed spam filters to target 711 million email addresses. Having discovered this vast data cache, which includes email addresses, passwords, configuration files and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) credentials, Benkow alerted Have I Been Pwned’s Troy… Read more »

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The definitive guide to password etiquette?

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Troy Hunt is an Australian web security expert and creator of the ‘Have I Been Pwned?’ website that allows internet users to check if their personal data has been breached. In his latest blog post he pulls together information from a number of sources to give a fascinating and very… Read more »

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