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Lastpass - The Best Way to Manage Online Passwords
As a leading password manager, its first priority is safeguarding your data. It relies on strong encryption algorithms, AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256, to ensure complete security in the cloud. You create an account with an email address and a strong master password to locally-generate a unique encryption key. Your data is encrypted and decrypted at the device level. In other words your master password and the keys are never sent to LastPass’ servers. It also offers Two-factor authentication ...
By Anne Yang  View Source  
Step by Step for TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Traditional, but not so secure way to login to your bank accounts: enter your username and familiar password for most of your online accounts. Not so fast! If you're one of the folks, who use five or fewer passwords online, you are in hacker's dish because they easily take down multiple accounts just by cracking one password. There's a new and handy way to better protect you data with multi-factor authentication (MFA). You can view step-by-step instructions for enabling it for all your accounts...
By Kim Trump  View Source  
Confessions of Former Hacker: 5 Techniques to Make More Secure Online
We spend money and time on privacy secret in this or that way, but do we know how the hackers think about? The guy, who was on the US government’s “Most Wanted” list and finally served 5 years in prison for hacking mobile phones, recently gave some suggestions to to safeguard personal information online: The first one is to use a password manager. Is is a good idea, especially which is from a hacker? At least, I dislike password manager because it hints hackers what is the gateway of my privacy...
By Jeanie Ahn  View Source  
Top 10 Passwords Deciphered Less Than A SECOND
When you choose own password, either simple or complex, you usually don't have extra payment. So, why do select a simpler one? The top 10 commonest passwords can be deciphered in less than a SECOND in hacker world. It means totally useless in front of security attack. Complex passwords, however, show us another story. A security expert reveals how to create one that will take 227 MILLION years to crack...
By SIOFRA BRENNAN  View Source  
Cameras IoT Brings New Hacker Risk
IoT, Internet of Things, is officially part of modern Internet. Cameras, DVRs, and things attached on Internet are objects of hackers too. The recent massive Internet Outage are suggested to be a DDOS attack from millions of CCTV video cameras, these online cameras are really independent computers so they can be as source to such attack as long as their password leaded...
By Brian Krebs  View Source  
33 million Twitter passwords leaded: 120000 used 123456
Not use 123456 as passwords! Hacker leaks passwords for 33 million Twitter accounts, 120000 accounts used 123456.
By Sarah Frier  View Source  
Mark Zuckerberg social media accounts get hijacked
Billionaire founder of Facebook's password is still just a password. It isn’t definitely safe as ours. This is a story about how his social media accounts was hacked.
By ALFRED NG  View Source  
Trend Micro flaw may leak all your passwords
A discovery by a well-known Google security researcher provides further proof how antivirus programs designed to shield computers from attacks can sometimes provide a doorway for hackers. Tavis Ormandy, an information security engineer with Google, wrote he found bugs in Trend Micro's antivirus product that could allow remote code execution by...
By Jeremy Kirk  View Source  
Password Manager LastPass Hacked, Exposing Encrypted Master Passwords
Password manager LastPass said Monday that email addresses and encrypted master passwords were compromised in a breach. LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist wrote in a blog post that the company does not believe user accounts were accessed in the attack, but the company recommended that users change the master password they use to access their account. ...
By Kate Vinton  View Source  
DROPBOX HACKED? UP TO SEVEN MILLION LEAKED ACCOUNTS AND PASSWORDS GO ONLINE
Breaking: Dropbox user accounts appear to have been compromised, with hackers proclaiming that up to ‘seven million’ user passwords are now available. Hackers posted the accounts with plain text passwords onto Pastebin.com, in what appear to be working logins according to a significant number of social media reports and Reddit users confirming...
By Tristan Rayner  View Source  
5 Million Gmail Usernames, Passwords Hacked And Posted To Russian Bitcoin Forum: Report
Hackers appear to have dumped nearly 5 million Gmail usernames and passwords to a Russian bitcoin forum. Word first spread of the still-unconfirmed hack when a user posted a link to the log-in credentials in a security-centric corner of Reddit frequented by hackers, professional and aspiring. The database (which International Business Times will...
By Jeff Stone  View Source  
Everything You Need to Know About the Massive Russian Hack
Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion Internet user credentials. Here's what you need to know A Billion Passwords Have Been Stolen. Here’s What to Do Now News broke late Tuesday that Russian hackers have acquired over one billion username and password combinations, the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials. It’s a massive...
By Sam Frizell  View Source  
Usernames and passwords stolen as CNET is hacked
Technology website CNET has become the latest high-profile victim of hacking, with more than a million users’ usernames and passwords stolen. The CBS Interactive owned website – which recorded 27.1 million unique users in the US alone last month – has been the target of the Russian hacker group w0rm. Although CNET was originally informed about...
By TrustedReviews  View Source  
eBay Hacked, Urges All Members to Change Passwords Immediately
The online auction and sales giant eBay posted a message Wednesday morning saying that it had been hacked, urging all of its members to change their passwords. The company said in a statement that a database containing encrypted passwords had been breached, but that financial data, including credit card information, was stored separately and was...
By Jason O. Gilbert  View Source  
Over 453,492 email addresses and passwords of Yahoo users leaked
Hackers have pushed Yahoo Inc into an embarrassing position by revealing usernames and passwords of over 400,000 of its users. The hackers, who called themselves D33Ds Co., claimed that they broke into Yahoo's database and retrieved the information of its users. The group posted over 453,492 email addresses and passwords of Yahoo users on a...
By Raymond Ronamai  View Source  
Mumsnet users' data stolen by hackers as popular parenting site is hit by Heartbleed bug
Mumsnet believes cyber thieves have obtained passwords and messages Thousands of mothers may have had their details stolen after the Mumsnet website was hacked. The organisation revealed the problem on Monday and has told all 1.5million of its users to change their passwords. The biggest fear surrounds those who use the same password for...
By SEAN POULTER and TARA BRADY  View Source  
Change ALL your passwords NOW: Catastrophic
MILLIONS of people are being urged to change all their online passwords after a "catastrophic" bug was discovered which enables hackers access to the most secure internet sites–including those used for banking. The Heartbleed bug can give anyone access to passwords and credit card details without leaving any trace, and has been active online for...
By Owen Bennett  View Source  
ComiXology Hacked, Advises Users, Retail Partners to Change Passwords
The leading digital comics distributor in North America sends emails to customers and partners advising them to change passwords after discovering "an unauthorized individual" accessed password database. ComiXology, the leading digital comics distributor and publisher in North America, today sent out emails to customers and retail partners...
By Graeme McMillan  View Source  
Skype Fixes Major Password Security Hole
It's not a good week for password security. Only a few days after Twitter reset a number of passwords because of a security breach, Skype also has had a password security problem. Early this morning it was found that Skype's password reset tool had been compromised. Discovered by Russian hackers and first reported by the tech site the Next Web,...
By Tim Smith  View Source