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Netflix looking at 'consumer-friendly ways' to limit password sharing

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The company is monitoring it but says it doesn't have any big plans yet


Facebook says it stored 'millions' of unencrypted Instagram passwords

Apr 19, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,' Facebook says in a blog post.

FACEBOOK. This illustration picture shows the US social media Facebook logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure / AFP

Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:09 AM

(UPDATED) 'To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them,' says Facebook's Pedro Canahuati

Twitter urges users to change 'unmasked' passwords

May 04, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The social media site says there are no signs that hackers accessed passwords which were exposed due to a software bug, but better to be safe than sorry

Passwords: Security, vulnerability, constraints

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Technological progress has made brute-force password-search tools, like 'John the Ripper' extremely effective. As a result, attackers can find passwords fairly easily by following their electronic fingerprints.

How secure is your password? Avi Richards/Unsplash

Online tool lets you check if your passwords have been compromised

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Pwned Passwords is a password cross-referencing tool that organizations and individuals can use to inform their password choices. It has been recently upgraded to support half a billion passwords

'Starwars' among worst passwords of 2017 in annual list

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:14 PM

Pop culture references may be bad passwords, warns a US password management service provider


5 tips for smarter password and security management

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:48 AM

The paradigms of password management and online security are changing. Here are 5 tips to take to heart to better keep you safe online


LastPass password manager makes cross-device access free

Nov 03, 2016 - 3:55 PM

LastPass reasons making its password manager free across devices would make it much easier for everyone to make good password habits the norm

LASTPASS. Image from LastPass.

Dropbox hack: Over 68 million users affected by 2012 breach

Aug 31, 2016 - 7:15 PM

Dropbox suggests users reset passwords on other services if they think they have reused that password elsewhere

Cara membuat ‘password’ yang aman dan mengelolanya

Jun 07, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Kiat kiat agar akun media sosialmu tak mudah diretas

'12345' dan 'password' menjadi kombinasi yang paling banyak digunakan pada 2015. Foto dari Tech in Asia

Facebook rolls out Security Checkup tool for Android

Jan 27, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Security settings can now be better managed even on your smartphone

Daftar ‘password’ yang paling sering digunakan selama 2015

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:28 PM

Jika password kamu ada dalam daftar segera ganti

'12345' dan 'password' menjadi kombinasi yang paling banyak digunakan pada 2015. Foto dari Tech in Asia

Change your master passwords: LastPass hacked

Jun 16, 2015 - 4:42 AM

While there is no evidence of encrypted user vault data being taken LastPass account email addresses password reminders server per user salts and authentication hashes are compromised

LASTPASS. Screen shot from LastPass Website

Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus (TechRap)

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Apple reveals iPhone 6 iPhone 6 plus and the Apple Watch but competitors Samsung and other companies come up with quick and witty comebacks

Russian gang holding over 1 billion Internet passwords?

Aug 06, 2014 - 3:49 PM

While Hold Security points to the gang allegedly stealing 1 2 billion user name and password combinations some are skeptical about the claim

Personal password management with KeePass and LastPass

Apr 18, 2014 - 8:00 PM

KeePass and LastPass are two password management programs you may want to consider to store your passwords

PASSWORD MANAGERS. You may want to remember your passwords, but when you have hundreds, KeePass and LastPass may be a better solution.

Yahoo Mail accounts breached with stolen passwords

Jan 31, 2014 - 8:52 AM

A malicious computer program armed with Yahoo Mail passwords and usernames entered accounts to get names and addresses from messages

SECURITY BREACH. Hackers slipped into an unspecified number of accounts to loot information using stolen passwords. Martial Trezzini/EPA

'Password' no longer the Internet's worst password

Jan 22, 2014 - 5:25 PM

123456 is this year s most common password

Google makes reCAPTCHA easier for humans

Oct 29, 2013 - 12:46 PM

Google makes secondary passcode entry easier for humans and harder for bots

TURING TEST. The upgraded reCAPTCHA tries to tell if you're human before giving out its passcode test.

Tumblr on iOS patched for security issue

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Tumblr asks iOS users to update their apps and change their passwords following a security fix

TUMBLR UPDATE. The iOS version of Tumblr gets a security fix. Screen shot from Apple

'Password fatigue' haunts Internet masses

Jun 26, 2013 - 11:37 AM

The most popular passwords infamously are password and 123456

PASSWORDS, PASSWORDS. With technology growing by leaps and bounds, why does the username-and-password formula -- a relic of computing's Jurassic era -- remain the norm?

Google joins open authentication group

Apr 24, 2013 - 1:51 PM

Google joins the board of directors for the Fast Identity Online Alliance

GOOGLE JOINS FIDO. Google joins the Fast Identity Online Alliance for better authentication standards. Screen shot from FIDO Alliance website

Hackers post pilfered Yahoo! passwords

Jul 13, 2012 - 1:37 AM

Yahoo is digging into how hackers looted nearly a half million passwords and email addresses from one of its servers

LinkedIn acknowledges password breach

Jun 07, 2012 - 6:47 AM

Passwords on the compromised accounts are no longer valid and members will receive instructions on how to reset their passwords