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Yahoo! Mail Suffers Unknown Number Of Stolen Email Accounts And Passwords

Since the massive Yahoo! ad-malware problem was not enough, apparently Yahoo! Mail got hit ‘big time’ recently, leading to an unknown number of Yahoo mail user account names and passwords stolen. Yahoo mail users seem to…

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Top 25 Passwords of 2013 Still Reveal Security Risk Concerns

It appears that not even 2013 has been a revelation for users to come up with better passwords. With all the cyber attacks and malware floating around, users are still inclined to use extremely simple passwords.…

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Sony Resets User Passwords Following Irregular Network Activity

A number of times in the news we have seen reports that Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN) security has been compromised and as a result the user names and passwords of many users, along with their personal…

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Recent Adobe Hack Reveals 1.9 Million People Used 123456 As Their Password

People use stupid passwords, it is a fact that we’ve known since passwords became important for accessing online services. At the end of last month Cybercriminals hacked Adobe’s systems, managing to expose 130 million encrypted passwords.…

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Stored Passwords Now Secured In Google Chrome

Google takes security a step forward and finally adds a security feature in order to access the stored password inside the Google Chrome browser. Up until now, the user stored passwords could be viewed by everybody…

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Microsoft Wants To Increase 16 Character Password Limit

Microsoft’s Outlook.com team took to Reddit to engage in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session recently. One of the hotly debated topics was the reasoning behind the 16 character password limit Microsoft implement. Microsoft’s Outlook.com team still…

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How Do You Pick A Proper Password? Google Is Here To Help

We all have at least one password, but how secure is your password? Do you really think about it? If your password is under 8 characters, or a dictionary word then now is probably the time…