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Nearly 50% of Americans Change Passwords Post 2016 Elections Hack

 A poll has shown that a significant number of American are making changes to their online habits to protect their privacy after last year’s hacks of the Democratic Party. It is now common...

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Most Common Passwords Found In Data Breaches

Creating a strong password is one of the fundamental ways to keep your account safe.  A strong password can help reduce the chances your private information from getting stolen, whereas a weak...

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Yahoo Data Breach Compromises Half a Billion User Accounts

Yahoo has finally confirmed the results of its investigation of a data breach and it does not make for pretty reading. The technology giant has stated that at least 500 million users’ account...

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Cloud Backup Firm Carbonite Issues Mandatory Password Reset for 1.5 Million Customers

Carbonite, an online cloud backup firm is forcing all of its users, totaling to some 1.5 million, to reset their passwords after detecting some user accounts being targeted in a password reuse attack....

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45 Million Login Credentials Stolen from Over 1000 Websites

  Troves of records from data breaches just do not know when to quit. Some 45 million logins from over 1100 websites and popular forums including the likes of motorcycle.com and Techsupportforum.com...

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Your Elders' Passwords Are Probably Stronger Than Yours

  Although millennials grew up with consumer technology in personal computers and mobile telephones among others, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are adhering to good security practices...

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Microsoft Is Banning the Most Popular (and Least Secure) Passwords

Microsoft is cracking down on easily crack-able credentials by banning simple password - which are, coincidentally, the most commonly used passwords. Earlier this week, a Microsoft program manager...

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Kaspersky Provides More Information on the Sandworm APT Team

The Kaspersky team has recently provided more information on the (presumably) Russian APT group named Sandworm, the hackers behind the attacks on NATO and Ukraine. According to the original post by...

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JP Morgan Infiltrated by Obtaining Just One Employee's Password

New reports on the JP Morgan Chase case indicate that hackers initially gained access to just a single employee's password through which they gained access to a vulnerable server. From...

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TripAdvisor's Massive Data Breach: 1.4 Million Customers Affected

1.4 Million people affected in the most recent data breach targeting TripAdvisor's Viator.

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