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‘Worst passwords’ list 2015 topped by 123456
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‘Worst passwords’ list 2015 topped by 123456

Annual list of most commonly used passwords included Star Wars-related terms
20 Jan 2016
Are pictures more secure than passwords?
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Are pictures more secure than passwords?

Plymouth University's secure method could replace multi-factor authentication and one-time passwords
30 Dec 2015
LastPass hacked - what you should do
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LastPass hacked - what you should do

LastPass hackers make off with password management data
16 Jun 2015
Next-gen security could see human embedded passwords
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Next-gen security could see human embedded passwords

PayPal said it's the most effective way to stop people using easily guessed passwords
21 Apr 2015
Lost passwords, lost identity?
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Lost passwords, lost identity?

Yahoo's plans to do away with passwords highlights the pitfalls of weak authentication and the tech's surprising resilience
25 Mar 2015
Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords
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Yahoo wants to kill off email passwords

Forget passwords: Yahoo will send one-time codes to your phone instead
16 Mar 2015
Mastercard scraps passwords in online security drive
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Mastercard scraps passwords in online security drive

Visa will also work with Mastercard to roll out an innovative way of securing online payments
14 Nov 2014
Dropbox claims password 'leaks' not due to hack
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Dropbox claims password 'leaks' not due to hack

Dropbox has denied a recent leak of hundreds of usernames and passwords was down to hackers
14 Oct 2014
How secure is your password?
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How secure is your password?

How to create a safe and easy to remember password
7 May 2014
Tesco customers' passwords and email details leaked online
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Tesco customers' passwords and email details leaked online

More than 2,000 of the supermarket giant's customers affected by online data leak.
14 Feb 2014
Facebook, Twitter and Google users have 2m passwords stolen
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Facebook, Twitter and Google users have 2m passwords stolen

Researchers from Trustwave Spiderlabs confirm discovery of massive haul of login data.
4 Dec 2013
Drupal website hack prompts password reset
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Drupal website hack prompts password reset

Drupal.org falls victim to hackers, resulting in new passwords for users.
30 May 2013
Amazon and Apple users told to wipe credit card data in
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Amazon and Apple users told to wipe credit card data in

Varonis warns end users to step up their credit card security following Mat Honan's password hack.
9 Aug 2012
Dropbox urged to reset all its users' passwords in wake of
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Dropbox urged to reset all its users' passwords in wake of

Security experts claim file sharing site's post-breach guidance could leave users exposed to further attacks.
2 Aug 2012
Protecting passwords is not just down to users
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Protecting passwords is not just down to users

Inside the Enterprise: EU security agency ENISA argues that service providers need to do more to protect our privacy.
2 Aug 2012
Dropbox in password reuse security breach
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Dropbox in password reuse security breach

Same password used on multiple sites results in Dropbox account compromisation.
1 Aug 2012
Lost your password? Ask your children
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Lost your password? Ask your children

Inside the enterprise: Apparently kids can hack most people's passwords. But strong authentication is still too costly for most businesses.
19 Jul 2012
Lessons you can learn from the LinkedIn LeakOut
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Lessons you can learn from the LinkedIn LeakOut

Last month, millions of LinkedIn members discovered their passwords had been published by hackers. But what can your enterprise learn about security, …
6 Jul 2012
What is your password worth?
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What is your password worth?

Would you be tempted to sell off company passwords for a fee? If not, seems like you're in the minority, acccording to research.
11 May 2012
Norton set to secure passwords through the cloud
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Norton set to secure passwords through the cloud

The division of Symantec enables logins to multiple sites and devices with one secure master password.
2 Feb 2012
Facebook rejects 10,000 accounts hacked
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Facebook rejects 10,000 accounts hacked

Facebook says Team Swastika's supposed hack of account logins was no hack at all.
18 Oct 2011
Mac OS X Lion password-changing flaw uncovered
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Mac OS X Lion password-changing flaw uncovered

Changing passwords looks awfully simple for anyone who has acquired access to a Mac OS X Lion machine.
20 Sep 2011
Top 10 threats facing the enterprise - Part Two
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Top 10 threats facing the enterprise - Part Two

Here's the second part of our look into the most serious threats facing organisations today.
29 Jul 2011
Microsoft banning weak Hotmail passwords
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Microsoft banning weak Hotmail passwords

Hotmail changes mean you won't be able to express your love of cats in passwords anymore.
15 Jul 2011