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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 pastebin.com. 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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