Sextortion and leaked passwords

Sextortion scammers exploit a long-gone password leak to convince victims they know more than they really do ...
Credential Stuffing List Containing 111 Million Records Found Online

Credential Stuffing List Containing 111 Million Records Found Online

A security researcher discovered an online credential stuffing list containing 111 million records that attackers could abuse to prey upon unsuspecting users. Troy Hunt, an Australian web security expert and creator of ...
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Simple Password Management

One of the biggest concerns for IT admins is managing end user passwords. With so many services that users are leveraging across their personal and professional lives, it is easy to be ...
Gentoo Repository Compromised Due to Weak Admin Password

Gentoo Repository Compromised Due to Weak Admin Password

The Gentoo Linux project has finished investigating the hacking last week of its GitHub-hosted package repository, an incident that resulted in attackers distributing malicious code to users. The point of entry turned ...
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Irish Retailer Reveals It Was Affected by International Data Breach

An Irish retailer revealed that an international data breach might have exposed some of its customers’ personal information. On 4 July, Harvey Norman Ireland sent out a letter to customers informing them ...
Thermanator Attack Uses Thermal Residue from Keyboards to Steal Your Passwords

Thermanator Attack Uses Thermal Residue from Keyboards to Steal Your Passwords

A new type of attack could allow a malicious actor with a mid-range thermal camera to capture keys pressed on a standard keyboard. The discovery has been made by three University of ...
The smarter the student, the stronger the password – study

The smarter the student, the stronger the password – study

A consulting director at Asia Pacific College (APC) in the Philippines decided to match student GPAs against the strength of their passwords. The findings suggest there is some degree of correlation between ...

Encryption Is Only as Strong as Your Password

In recent months, the encryption debate has heated up once again. Most recently, some shock waves were sent across the industry when ThreatWire reported a new tool, known as GrayKey, which could ...
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Change Your Twitter Passwords Now, Security Bug Revealed

Twitter announced a critical security bug that has been identified in the service and is now prompting users to change their passwords. The problem lies in the way the account login passwords ...
89% of top travel websites fail to protect your security

89% of top travel websites fail to protect your security

Researchers have put big-name travel and booking sites to the test to see how their security practices fare against other online services. If the results are anything to go by, we should ...
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