Passwords

Hacking

US Government Admits It Doesn’t Know If Assange Cracked Password For Manning

An FBI agent admitted in a newly unsealed court document that the Department of Justice does not know whether Assange’s offer to help Manning came to fruition.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.19
cybersecurity

Facebook Mistakenly Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of User Passwords as Plaintext

The social network confirmed a massive mistake that exposed millions of passwords. But, the company said, no passwords were exposed to people outside of Facebook.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
3.21.19
Hacking

Google Made a Quiz to See if You Can Identify Phishing Emails

Alphabet’s Jigsaw has a new quiz to test your ability to distinguish phishing emails from regular, benevolent ones.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.22.19
Hacking

The ‘Biggest EVER’ Collection of Hacked Passwords Is Not That Bad

Someone put together a massive list of 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords. But there’s really no reason to panic.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.17.19
Pentagon

The American Military Sucks at Cybersecurity

A new report from US military watchdogs outlines hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Matthew Gault
1.15.19
security

Hacker Talks to Arizona Man Directly Through His IoT Security Camera

The man identified himself as a “white hat hacker” and part of the “Anonymous Calgary Mindhive.”
Kaleigh Rogers
12.17.18
tech

'Donald' Is Now One of the Top 25 Most Commonly Used Passwords

Another year of horrendous, terrible, no good passwords is in the books.
Yael Grauer
12.14.18
Cyber Monday

The Best Cyber Monday Tips

Cyber Monday is here and we’re here to help you.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.25.18
Motherboard

Is It Safe to Share a Netflix or HBO Go Account?

The impulse behind our willingness to share our Netflix or HBO Go passwords with other people could be hardwired.
Sarah Emerson
11.14.18
Election Security

Voting Machine Manual Instructed Election Officials to Use Weak Passwords

A vendor manual for voting machines used in about ten states shows the vendor instructed customers to use trivial, easy to crack passwords and to re-use the passwords when changing log-in credentials.
Kim Zetter
11.5.18
security

California Is Making It Illegal for Devices to Have Shitty Default Passwords

The law only applies to passwords that come pre-programmed into devices, but it’s still a step in the right direction.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.18
cybersecurity

There's No Longer Any Excuse For Not Using a Password Manager

Autofill passwords on Android and iOS 12 means that "I'm lazy" is no longer an excuse for not using LastPass or 1Password.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
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