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Someone Hacked AdultFriendFinder, That Site You Signed Up for When You Were Drunk

While it’s not the first time AdultFriendFinder has been hacked, woo boy, this a big one. The “world’s largest sex & swinger community” experienced a breach in October that exposed the information from 412 million accounts across its corporate holdings. Read More >>

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Lost Password Leaves Police Dept Complaints Unchecked for 8 Years

Until recently, the Delhi police department in India had been enjoying a baffling long streak totally free of complaints. Of course, it's a lot easier to keep a clean slate when you never check the complaint database in the first place. Because someone lost the password...eight years ago. Read More >>

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Nuance Wants Voice Recognition To Take Over Your Entire Phone

Nuance's voice recognition software already crops up in plenty of places—most famously to power Siri, but also in standalone app Dragon Go!, some smart TVs, and even cars. Now, though, Nuance is planning to have its software power each and every app you use. Read More >>

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Dropbox Admits Spam Was Due to Security Breach

In mid-July, Dropbox users reported receiving spam in email accounts created exclusively for the service. Now, the company has admitted that, while it wasn't hacked, the problem was the result of a security breach. Read More >>

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Hackers Grab 1Million Logins From Android Forum

Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords—and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. Read More >>

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Hackers Grab and Expose 453,000 Yahoo Login Details

Hacking collective D33Ds Company has posted login details for more than 453,000 user accounts that it claims to have retrieved in plaintext from an unconfirmed service on Yahoo. Read More >>

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How to Choose a Secure Pet Name

Most secure services ask users for some personal details to generate security questions. Some of the classics you can do little about—but humour news site NewsBiscuit amusingly points out that pet names can, and should, be changed on a regular basis in the interests of security. Read More >>

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Facebook Wants Your Phone Number

As part of a new security initiative, Facebook wants your phone number. It claims that it will help you recover your account in the event of an emergency — but should you hand it over? Read More >>

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OS X Bug Exposes Lion Log-In Details in Clear Text

With a recent Lion security update which was part of Mac OS X 10.7.3, Apple managed to roll out a debug file that—with some very specific configurations—can leave passwords stored in a log file in clear text. Read More >>

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Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked

Another day, another technology giant hacked. This time, it's Microsoft's Indian web store that's been attacked by the EvilShadow team. The big problem: Microsoft was storing passwords as plain text. Read More >>

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The Funniest Comics About Our Crappy Passwords

Losing your password isn't funny. Well, it's not funny to you. To the rest of us, it can be hilarious. The sort of point-and-laugh hilarity that comes from losing access to a dating site right when you find the perfect girl. Comic artists have taken the pain, monotony, and humiliation of dealing with passwords and created something we can all agree on. Your passwords suck. Read More >>

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Why That Fancy Password Isn’t Nearly as Safe as You Thought

Nice password you got there! Super complicated, I love it. You know who else loves it? Computers! Because by carefully crafted a string of alphanumerical gibberish that you need tattooed on your palm to remember, you've made a password much easier to crack than, say, four simple unrelated words. Read More >>

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Tales of Password-Hacking Woe

It's the social media sites that do you in. A Close Friend—capital C, capital F—posts a link to a video that piques your interest. Click. Suddenly you're asked to sign back into Facebook. What happens next? You give some hacker or spambot your password, and your whole digital life is at risk. Read More >>

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Windows 8’s Picture Password Is Just a Toy, Says Security Expert

Windows 8 has a new feature called picture password. It's really flashy: you pick a favourite photo and then you draw gestures on it with your finger (tap a nose, circle a head, connect two boobs). It's cool, but not very good. Read More >>