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.

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Yahoo CISO, NSA Chief Slug It Out Over Security Backdoors

Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos on Monday confronted NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers over the United States government’s plan to require built-in backdoors in hardware and software made by American companies. The exchange took place at the New America Foundation’s cybersecurity conference. Building backdoors into cryptography is “like drilling a hole in the windshield,” Stamos said. Asked if U.S. high-tech companies also should build backdoors for other countries’ governments, Rogers said it needed to be done in a framework.

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