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Chinese Anti-Terrorism Law Forces Companies to Provide Encryption Keys

While the debate on the topic rages on in the West, China now has joined Kazakhstan in the club of nations that have compromised the encryption of their citizens’ data for the sake of the state.…

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Hackers Post 10GB Stolen Data as Ashley Madison Stays Online

It has been a while since hackers attacked the online cheating site Ashley Madison where the hackers claimed that they had downloaded pretty much all relevant information about the users from the site. For those who…

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FIDO United! More Backers Emerge for Removing Passwords

Everything you do online, and sometimes offline relies on you remember a string of characters, numbers and even symbols sometimes. These can be anything from your pet name, to something randomly generated by a program you’ve…

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5 Million Gmail Passwords and Usernames Leaked

First Apple had their iCloud fiasco, and now the business giant Google has seen 5 million of its users have their usernames and passwords published online. The evidence of this has been seen on Russian forum boards,…

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eBay Admits User Data Was Hacked Into – Two Months Ago

eBay, one of the most popular websites globally is urging users to change their passwords after it was discovered that their corporate network was attacked and a small number of employee login credentials was stolen. Following…

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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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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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Four Crytek Websites Hacked

According to Blues News four Crytek owned websites have been hacked and all users of the websites are recommended to change their passwords immediately as well as the passwords of any other websites if those accounts…

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Turkish Hackers Claim To Have Leaked 40,000 Sony Italy Account Details

According to “Maxney” on Twitter, a member of the Turkish Ajan hacking group, Sony Italy has been breached revealing the details and passwords of 40,000 customers. What’s worrying is that these passwords are plain text meaning…

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Ubisoft Says 58 Million Users Had Details Stolen – Payment Details Safe

The phrase “EPIC FAIL” comes to mind after Ubisoft have just sent an email out to all Ubisoft account holders warning of a massive data breach. Apparently a staggering 58 million accounts have been hacked allowing…

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Rumour: Windows 8.1 To Have Fingerprint Passwords

According to the leaked screenshot which you can see above, it is reported that Windows 8.1 will bring an option to have a fingerprint as a password. This would allow a lot more flexibility and convenience…

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Berkeley Research Found A Way To Replace Passwords With ‘Passthoughts’

Researchers at UC Berkeley have found a way to replace passwords which typically uses a combination of mixed- cases and numbers with passthoughts. In short, you’re thought process or “will” can be used as an authentication…