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The Real Reasons Why Users Stink At Passwords

The Real Reasons Why Users Stink At Passwords

Personality, denial, and authentication-overload are big factors, new study finds.

Most users know it’s risky to reuse passwords, but 61% of them do so anyway, a new study found. 658 more words

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Update to the Microsoft Edge Web Platform on Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty Program terms

Update to the Microsoft Edge Web Platform on Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty Program terms

On August 4, 2016 we launched a bounty program that targets Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge on the Windows Insider Preview Slow (WIP slow). 241 more words

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Congressional Leaders Demand Answers on Yahoo Breach

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, along with a number of his Democratic Congressional colleagues, has demanded answers from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer about what is now the… 771 more words

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Ransomware Rages On

Ransomware Rages On

A hunger for profit drives ransomware’s growth. This year the cost of ransomware may reach 40-times that of last year, according to data from “Hackerpocalypse: A Cybercrime Revelation,” a report from the Herjavec Group. 486 more words

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Mozilla to take action against WoSign’s woeful cryptographic blunders

A month ago, we wrote about a serious cryptographic blunder by a company that really ought to have known better.

That company was WoSign, a Chinese certificate authority, or CA. 747 more words

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Marissa Mayer declined to reset Yahoo users’ passwords 2 years ago

On Tuesday, US senators sent a letter to Marissa Mayer, asking the Yahoo CEO for details on the recently discovered breach of at least half a billion accounts. 872 more words

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