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Google stored some business passwords as plain text
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Facebook isn't the only big tech company found to be storing passwords in plain text. Google has warned G Suite users that an "error" in a password recovery implementation left some of their passwords unhashed on its internal systems since 2005 unti…

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The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think
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Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years, the six-digit password has been donned the worst password […]

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Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave
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Enlarge (credit: Jakub T. Jankiewicz / Flickr) A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customers’ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access the the offline wallet that stored the digital coins. British Columbia-based QuadrigaCX is unable to […]

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WordPress Plugs Bug that Led to Google Indexing Some User Passwords
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A week after releasing v5.0 major update, WordPress has pushed the first security patch for its popular CMS service. ZDNet: Released hours ago, WordPress version 5.0.1 fixes seven security vulnerabilities (some of which allow site takeover) but also plugs a pretty serious privacy leak. The latter was found by the authors of the popular Yoast […]

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1Password no longer automatically submits passwords on Macs
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Updates to 1Password mean that while you can run the application in dark mode to match your MacOS Mojave's nighttime setting the password manager will no longer automatically submit previously filled passwords. In 1Password 7.2, you will have to pres…

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Standards Milestone Could Mark Beginning of End for Passwords
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A Web standards milestone could point to the end of the road for pesky passwords. The new standard, WebAuthn, has won near-final approval from the World Wide Web Consortium. WebAuthn defines a standard API that can be incorporated into browsers and Web infrastructure. It opens the door for new ways for users to authenticate themselves […]

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Thousands of servers found leaking 750MB worth of passwords and keys
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Enlarge (credit: Mike Pratt) Thousands of servers operated by businesses and other organizations are openly sharing credentials that may allow anyone on the Internet to log in and read or modify potentially sensitive data stored online. In a blog post published late last week, researcher Giovanni Collazo said a quick query on the Shodan search […]

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LastPass will store two-factor codes alongside your passwords
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Keeping track of a list of secure passwords across your myriad accounts and services is a nightmare, but it's necessary for the future we live in. LastPass, the password management app, wants to make it a little more convenient on mobile. With the la…

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Why This Man Is Risking Jail by Refusing to Surrender Passwords at a London Airport
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Muhammad Rabbani wasn’t shocked last winter when he was stopped by British authorities at Heathrow airport. It would’ve been more astonishing had he simply walked up to the passport counter, declared his business and been allowed to pass. Read more…

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