Password guru has new advice for keeping your data safe

Bill Burr, who advised people to use passwords full of obscure characters, capital letters and numbers, has new advice for keeping your data safe.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/password-guru-has-new-advice-for-keeping-your-data-safe.html

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Facebook buys stolen passwords from hackers to keep your accounts safe

Facebook’s Alex Stamos has said that the firm has been buying stolen passwords from the black market to secure user accounts, an outside-the-box move that keeps the social network relatively scandal-free when it comes to security.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/11/facebook-buys-stolen-passwords-from-hackers-to-keep-your-accounts-safe.html

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DDoS attackers exploited insecure IoT gadgets from Chinese company

Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology admitted weak product passwords were partly to blame for last week’s massive attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/25/ddos-attackers-exploited-insecure-iot-gadgets-from-chinese-company.html

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Dropbox Drops Other Shoe in Years-Old Data Breach


Dropbox last week confirmed that more than 68 million emails and passwords have been compromised from a hack that originally was disclosed in 2012. Exposure from the breach was limited to email addresses, Dropbox originally claimed. However, based on the latest revelations, the hackers actually stole hashed and salted passwords. Even so, there have been no indications that they succeeded in accessing user accounts, the company said. The firm apologized for the belated release of the information, saying it wanted to clear up the confusion.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83877.html?rss=1

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FTC flouts conventional wisdom, says changing passwords often can do harm

Conventional computer security wisdom has been to change passwords often. It turns out, however, that most people make changes in detectable patterns. It’s safer to have one long, complex password that you don’t change.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/09/ftc-flouts-conventional-wisdom-says-changing-passwords-often-can-do-harm.html

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Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

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An inventive new attack can extract passwords from computer fan activity, perfectly showing why the security war will always continue, and can never be won for good.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/230933-computer-coughs-up-passwords-encryption-keys-through-its-cooling-fans

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Stolen Netflix passwords can be bought for 25 cents on the black market, Symantec warns

Security specialist Symantec warns of an emerging black market for stolen Netflix passwords, which can be bought for as little as 25 cents.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/02/12/stolen-netflix-passwords-can-be-bought-for-25-cents-on-black-market-symantec-warns.html

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Tech Q&A: Facebook passwords, phone tracking, text crashes and more

Kim Komando answers your questions about Facebook passwords, tracking phones without a GPS, text message crashes, zooming in on your browser, and much more.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/30/tech-qa-facebook-passwords-phone-tracking-text-crashes-and-more/

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Report: Dumb Password Use on the Decline


Millions of Net surfers use obvious passwords to log on to websites, but their numbers appear to be declining. SplashData on Tuesday published its annual list of the top 25 most common — thus worst — passwords leaked online. No. 1 was “123456,” followed by “password” and “12345.” Both “123456” and “password” claimed the top spots in 2013, too, but “12345” was in the No. 17 spot last year. In addition to consecutive numbers, lazy password creators used obvious letter combinations. “Qwerty” was No. 5 on the list. Superheroes also ranked.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81615.html?rss=1

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Evil USBs to bitcoin botnets: Hackers hit Vegas

Evil USBs, Google Glasses capturing your passwords and bitcoin mining are just a few of the tactics that top hackers from around the world are bringing to Vegas for the Black Hat conference this week.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/07/evil-usbs-to-bitcoin-botnets-hackers-hit-vegas/

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