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  • Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

    Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Leak

    Apple has released an official statement in response to accusations that its iCloud storage system might be somehow behind the recent leak of a large number of nude or otherwise private celebrity photos, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence. In the statement Apple denies any breach within its systems, but does concede that celebrity accounts were compromised by attackers using standard… Read More

  • Hacking The Bottom Line

    Hacking The Bottom Line

    Where is your data, and how quickly can you safely reach it? These questions are top of mind now that cloud and mobile apps like Dropbox, Google Apps, iCloud and mobile banking apps pervade our everyday lives at home and at work. By 2020, there will be an estimated 6.5 connected devices per person. And as more devices—from baby monitors to cars and pacemakers—get Internet… Read More

  • Notes From Crazytown, Day Three: Black Hat Breakdown

    Notes From Crazytown, Day Three: Black Hat Breakdown

    So far this week, at Black Hat, I have learned to deeply mistrust: passwords, chip-and-PIN cards, USB devices, HTTPS connections, more than two billion phones, governments worldwide, all human societies, and my sense of the ridiculous. You should mistrust all those too! Sorry. What follows is a summary of the most eyebrow-raising talks I attended or heard about: Read More

  • Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager

    Dashlane Passes 2M Users, Collects $22M For Its Client-Based Password Manager

    Dashlane came to life in 2011 as a somewhat stealthy startup out of Paris that promised a smart approach to the sometimes-frustrating art of consumers managing multiple passwords. Nearly three years on, with some key product iterations under its belt, the company is announcing a couple of milestones: 2 million consumers using its products for some $1 billion in e-commerce transactions; and… Read More

  • Twitter Is Testing Two-Factor Authentication Internally, And It Can’t Come Soon Enough

    Twitter Is Testing Two-Factor Authentication Internally, And It Can’t Come Soon Enough

    In what was a mind-boggling series of events in real time, one Associated Press hack and a false tweet about the White House sent the stock market into a momentary free fall. Twitter hopes to stop intrusions like that in the future by introducing a two-factor authentication process, Wired has learned. When this offering will be available to users is unknown. The company has been working on this… Read More

  • Just Go Change Your Twitter Password Now

    Just Go Change Your Twitter Password Now

    According to Twitter, it was hacked and 250K accounts were affected, so they received emails from the company to change their password. This is not the first time this has happened, but this time it was a real hack, rather than a blend of real hacks and “false alarm” blast of emails like last time. Way to start off our weekends, Twitter. Who knows if you’ll even get the… Read More

  • Twitter’s Response To Compromised Account Situation: Accounts Were Compromised, But We Reset Too Many Passwords

    Twitter’s Response To Compromised Account Situation: Accounts Were Compromised, But We Reset Too Many Passwords

    Twitter has responded to us with a statement regarding the password reset situation. For those of you just waking up or catching wind of this, a lot of folks have been reporting that their account password has been reset because it was compromised. Read More

  • You Might Have Gotten An Email From Twitter About Your Account Being Compromised, It’s Real

    You Might Have Gotten An Email From Twitter About Your Account Being Compromised, It’s Real

    Keep your eyes peeled, Twitter users: Twitter is sending out emails to some of its users telling them it has reset their password and asking them to create a new one. If you can’t log into your account that may be why. Lots of users are affected judging by the amount of people tweeting about password problems. Read More

  • Don't Get Addicted to Ophcrack

    Adam Pash over at Lifehacker has a simple slide show demonstrating how to crack your Windows administration password with the Ophcrack Live CD. Once you download and burn the disc, it’s surprisingly easy to do — as long as your password is fewer than 15 characters. Supercalifragiwhatnow? How to crack a Windows password with Ophcrack Live CD [Lifehacker] Read More

  • Find Your Neighbor's Default Wireless Router Password

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/passwords for helping out your friends when they've misplaced theirs, and not for logging into your neighbor's wireless and messing with their settings. The prerequisites for the latter are 1) an open wireless connection, and 2) a real hatred for your neighbors. Just make sure they don't know it was you… Read More