Passwords

  • Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

    Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

    Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-party) and today gave the first update on the progress, saying that some accounts were indeed accessed by hackers, but that it is now adding two-factor authentication and other security features… Read More

  • Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More

    Dashlane Speeds Up The Web With Instant Logins, Automatic Checkout And More

    The stealthy consumer Internet startup Dashlane, which had raised a $5 million Series A back in September, is today coming out of hiding with the launch of its public release. The company is offering a personal data assistant that aims to speed up access to websites through password-saving and online form-filling features, but, as hinted earlier, there’s more to it than that. There are… Read More

  • Sir Richard Branson & Flipboard Investor Jerry Murdock Put Nearly $1M Into MySocialCloud

    Sir Richard Branson & Flipboard Investor Jerry Murdock Put Nearly $1M Into MySocialCloud

    MySocialCloud is a new, and somewhat stealthy, startup that aims to organize your online life through bookmarking, stream consolidation, filtering and auto-login capabilities. The service, which until now has only been available to users at a handful of colleges out in California, has some pretty impressive backers, too. The startup has raised “just shy of a million” from Sir… Read More

  • Why Aren’t Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?

    Why Aren’t Chromebooks Saving Password Changes?

    There’s something weird going on with Chromebooks – the Google-branded laptop computers powered by the company’s web-based operating system Chrome OS. They’re not saving the password changes you make to your Google account. Basically, if you change your password, shut down your machine, then reboot, the Chromebook will ask you for your old password instead of the… Read More

  • A friendly reminder from CrunchGear to all iPhone users

    Dear iPhone Users: Change your iPhone root password. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, your default root password is “alpine.” This puts you at a distinct security disadvantage when connected to open networks as it allows the nefarious to browse your entire iPhone with impunity. To change your password, first runt his perl command: openssl passwd -crypt -salt /s… Read More

  • Mashed Life Tries to Help You Manage Your Web 2.0 Life

    As more Web properties crop up, the number of usernames and passwords you use start piling up. In an attempt to alleviate some of those concerns and make it easier for you to log-in to your favorite sites, Mashed Life provides a secure repository for storing all of your usernames and passwords and lets you login to sites with just one click. Once you register for Mashed Life — it… Read More

  • Stealing social network passwords with MITM attacks

    [photopress:cainabel.jpg,full,center] Stealing passwords on a LAN is trivial. This linked video (you can’t embed it anywhere, so you’ll have to actually visit the site to see it), which is something like a year old, shows how Windows users can get in on the fun using Cain & Abel. I bring this up because if social networks are supposed to be the next big thing (which is what… Read More