Passwords archive

  • LinkedIn security attack - change your passwords now
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    LinkedIn security attack - change your passwords now

    By 6 June 2012

    Nearly 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords have been posted on the internet in a colossal security breach to the professional social network. According to Sophos, a file containing 6,458,020 unsalted passwords is being targeted by internet hackers, with the...

  • How secure are your online passwords?
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    How secure are your online passwords?

    By 9 April 2012

    With so many email addresses, social networks and online banking, remembering your various passwords can be a frustrating experience. A new survey indicates that more than 70 per cent of us are vulnerable to having our passwords cracked, leaving our online...

  • Dropbox mistake allows login without password
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    Dropbox mistake allows login without password

    By 21 June 2011

    Looks like a glitch in Dropbox's authorisation system briefly allowed users to login without a password, exposing accounts to unauthorised entry.  Between 1.54 and 5.46 pm Pacific time yesterday accounts were left totally vulnerable to password free...

  • Over half of people use same password for everything
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    Over half of people use same password for everything

    By 23 March 2010

    Over half of people that use passwords on the Internet use the same password for all the different sites they visit, Pocket-lint has found. The poll, captured from our quick poll question on our website, asked "Do you use the same password for everything?"...