Passwords

23andMe admits it didn’t detect cyberattacks for months

In a data breach notification letter filed with regulators this weekend, 23andMe revealed that hackers started breaking into customers’ accounts in April 2023 and continued through most of September

23andMe says hackers accessed ‘significant number’ of files about users’ ancestry

Genetic testing company 23andMe announced on Friday that hackers accessed around 14,000 customer accounts in the company’s recent data breach. In a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange C

23andMe resets user passwords after genetic data posted online

Days after user personal surfaced online, the genetic testing company 23andMe said it’s requiring all users to reset their passwords “out of caution.” On Friday, 23andMe confirmed that hackers h

LogicMonitor customers hit by hackers, because of default passwords

Some customers of the network security company LogicMonitor have been hacked due to the use of default passwords, TechCrunch has learned. A LogicMonitor spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that there

High school changes every student’s password to ‘Ch@ngeme!’

Netflix begins its password sharing crackdown in the US and global markets

Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing is now beginning to roll out to U.S. subscribers and other global markets, after a delayed launch. The streamer had originally planned to introduce &#8220

FBI seizes Genesis Market, a notorious hacker marketplace for stolen logins

U.S. and international law enforcement agencies have seized Genesis Market, a notorious hacker marketplace used to acquire compromised credentials and digital browser fingerprints. The FBI announced t

Push Security raises $15M to help SaaS users lower their online vulnerability

To keep a company secure in today’s digital universe, it takes a village — specifically, all the company’s employees, who have to be on their guard pretty much all the time to avoid

a16z-backed Uno launches a design-centric password manager

There are plenty of good reasons why you should use a password manager, from helping you generate and store complex and unique passwords to not needing to remember any of them. But for some folks, get

Strata, a provider of identity orchestration to bridge disparate log-in procedures, raises $26M

Many believe the key to keeping networks and data secure lies in watertight identity and log-in management, but what happens when you are using a variety of apps, platforms, and a hybrid of cloud and

Daily Crunch: PSG, Battery Ventures invest $100M in open source password manager Bitwarden 

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Apple launches an iCloud Passwords extension for Chrome users on Windows

Apple has introduced an iCloud Passwords Chrome extension that will make life easier for those who use both Windows computers and other Apple devices, like a MacBook or an iPhone. The new browser ext

Dashlane taps JD Sherman, ex-Hubspot COO, as new CEO, as co-founder Emmanuel Schalit steps aside

Our reliance on internet-based services is at an all-time high these days, and that’s brought a new focus on how well we are protected when we go online. Today comes some news from one of the bi

Google rolls out new privacy tools for Maps, YouTube and Assistant

Google today announced a handful of new consumer privacy tools for some of its most-used products, including Google Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant. The tools are meant to better allow users to con

Password manager Dashlane closes on $30M, adds former Spotify CMO to board

Dashlane, a popular password manager and all-round identity management solution, has raised another $30 million in funding, the company announced today. The funding — this time a round of debt f

Microsoft does away with more passwords

We all have more passwords than we can count — or remember. Unless you have just one, in which case, please get yourself a few more. But passwords alone are far from the ideal way of keeping our

Yubico’s new security keys now support FIDO2

Yubico, the company behind the popular Yubikey security keys, today announced the launch of its 5 Series keys. The company argues that these new keys, which start at $45, are the first multi-protocol

Google introduces ‘Context-aware’ identification to supplement traditional logons

We know by now that usernames and passwords are a poor way of securing applications and online services, but they remain for the most part a key tool in the security arsenal. The trouble is that with

Surprise! Top sites still fail at encouraging non-terrible passwords

You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that "password1" or "hunter2" is a terrible password — just terrible. But they don't. A researc

Password AutoFill in iOS 12 will work with third-party password managers

Apple will now allow password manager applications to integrate with Password AutoFill in iOS 12. That means you’ll have easier access to all your passwords when trying to sign into mobile websi
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