I heard the news Tuesday evening at 10 o’clock: “Dropbox hacked”. About 7 million usernames and passwords stolen.” I could hardly believe it. 321 more words
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August 8, 2014
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Amy Hebert, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
You may have heard about it in the news: reports that Russian hackers have stolen more than a billion unique username and password combinations, and more than 500 million email addresses, grabbed from thousands of websites.
“The password is the root of all evil,” says an expert.
You have a problem. Your online passwords — the barrier that protects your most private correspondence, financial data and nearly every element of your identity and life — are a mess. 663 more words
The Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability is a complete nightmare. What’s even worse is how limited you are in protecting your information. Since most who are affected by the bug are what’s known as an “end user” (The person who actually uses a particular product.) The responsibility to fix this mammoth issue is the person who manages the web service or manages the back-end service that the web service uses. 307 more words
Yahoo is now the latest company to fall prey to hackers. Usernames and passwords were stolen from some estimated 273 million email customers. The company announced yesterday, they believe the attackers were attempting to access the accounts using credentials that had been obtained from a breach of another company’s user database, the identity of the company is not known. 14 more words