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Amazon is warning users that their password may have been leaked

Just days away from Black Friday, Amazon is reportedly emailing a currently unknown number of users to inform them their password may have been visible during a potential leak of the company's database. It remains unclear how the breach happened.

Google can remotely reset the password of most Android phones

A report prepared by the New York District Attorney's Office has found Google is capable of remotely resetting the password on the majority of Android devices if ordered to by a court. The findings are the latest development in the war on encryption.

'Poetic passwords' could be the future of memorable security

A pair of researchers claim to have developed a new system for generating super-secure, memorable passwords that is based around rhyming poetry. The resulting phrases would take five million years to crack, based on the performance of today's computers.

Report: Android lock screen patterns are surprisingly predictable

Security researchers have found that many lock screen patterns used by Android smartphone owners are as predictable as simple passwords like "1234567". Most people adhere to several common traits when making a pattern which dramatically reduces security.

Yes, Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password: What you need to know

Windows 10 introduces a new option that allows you to automatically share your Wi-Fi password with your contacts, including people on Facebook. The feature is enabled by default and isn't pleasing people online. Here's what you need to know.

MasterCard wants to replace passwords with selfies and speech

Card provider MasterCard has begun a trial of a new technology that could see its customers verifying purchases with a quick selfie as opposed to a password. The aim is to make something "cool" that is quicker and easier than a password.

LastPass password management service hacked, users warned

Password management service LastPass has advised its users to change the master password for their accounts after noting some suspicious activity on its servers recently. Although it does not believe any data was taken, the firm is taking precautions.

70% of people 'have no confidence in passwords'

A study has found that over 70 percent of ordinary Internet users believe that passwords are an inadequate and ineffective method of protecting personal details online. It also found that many are suffering from a chronic case of "password fatigue."

Yahoo begins process of eradicating passwords

Yahoo has released a new system of logging in to Yahoo Mail that eliminates the need for remembering long, secure passwords. Instead, passwords are generated "on demand" when required at the time of login.

Chef Jamie Oliver's website infected users with malware

A spokesman for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has acknowledged that malicious code on his self-branded website contained malware that could have given hackers control of users' computers as they browsed for recipes.

The Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2014 is here; '123456' still top

SplashData has released its updated list of the Top 25 Worst Passwords for 2014, continuing the new tradition since 2011. As might be expected, "123456" still tops the chart, followed in second place by the decidedly simple "password."

New malware allows complete bypassing of network passwords

New malware has been discovered in the wild that can allow attackers complete access to a domain, able to login as any user without the need for authentication.

2 million Facebook, Twitter and Gmail accounts compromised

Around 2 million Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts were compromised by hackers in the past month, according to a new report.

Remembering passwords could be a thing of the past

Berkley - Forgetting your passwords, or having them stolen, could soon become a thing of the past; soon you’ll just have to store them in your thoughts.

Op-Ed: How to curb cyberattacks

The internet has brought many benefits from communications to accessibility, and even to job creations. However, it has also brought the need to protect ourselves with the latest tools to prevent identity theft, breaches, and more.

Facebook password laws take effect in five US states in 2013

New laws that took effect 12:01 a.m, Jan. 1, prohibit employers in California and Illinois from demanding passwords of workers' social media accounts. Other states in which similar laws will take effect in 2013 are New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

Twitter hacked? Thousands of user names & passwords on Pastebin

Twitter has allegedly been hacked and tens of thousands of user names and passwords were published on Should you be worried?

Bill proposed to ban bosses from asking for Facebook passwords

There has been much concern about potential employers requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants at interviews. Now gradually bills are being introduced to put an end to this idea.

New variant of Mac Flashback trojan exploits unpatched Java bug

Last summer Apple users were slapped with the notion of a real infection that was rapidly spreading through Mac operating systems.

Congress says 'no' to protecting your Facebook privacy

There has been much hype in the news lately about potential employers demanding Facebook passwords from interviewees. Much concern has been voiced against this invasion of privacy - two representatives took this concern to Congress without success.

Indian Groupon wracked by immense security breach

New Delhi - The Indian subsidiary of online discounts and deals giant Groupon accidentally released confidential user information from its subscriber database, including passwords and emails.

Osama Bin Laden malware goes viral on Facebook

A malware program that steals your password and gains access to your profile and Friends list is going viral on Facebook.

Wife gets husband arrested because of her infidelity

Michigan - Leon Walker, a computer technician in Michigan, suspected that his wife was cheating on him and decided to log onto her email and find out the truth. Not only did this cause a divorce, but it is possible he could face up to five years in prison.

The age of 12-character 'super passwords' has arrived

What's the right length for a password? A jump from standard eight to twelve character passwords could mean the difference between a breach and ironclad security, researchers found.

Hackosis Calculator: How Long Does it Take a Home Computer to Guess Your Password?

Even without sharing our passwords, hackers can use different computer techniques to crack them. The Hackosis calculator gives you an idea of how strong your password is, and how long it will take a computer program to crack it.

Study: 61 Per Cent of Internet Use Same Password for Every Website

A study by a digital communications agency shows that 61 per cent of Internet users use the same password for all of their online accounts. The survey says many experience password fatigue in remembering multiple passwords, so they stick with just one.

Microsoft says Your Password Must Be at Least 18,770 Characters

Microsoft says your 17,145 character password is not sufficient; it must be at least 18,770 characters minimum. Plus it cannot repeat any of the previous 30,689 passwords you have set.

Study: Employees have lax password habits

Report suggests companies look to biometrics, such as thumbprint scanners

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