Tag Archives: Password

Your data may have already been stolen

Don’t worry about keeping your data secure – It’s already been stolen - Equifax data breach

You might expect that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the US would be worried that the recent Equifax data breach would set off an avalanche of fraudulent tax filings. They aren’t. In fact, they believe a “significant” number of the estimated 145 million victims of the Equifax breach have already had their private data […]

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With my internet of things camera, I always feel like somebody’s watching me

Security cameras have been an early – and continuing hit – in the internet of things revolution of always-connected homes and businesses. After all, the ability to remotely and affordably watch what is going on at your place is a very attractive proposition. But who is watching? Researchers have shown that you are not the […]

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You shouldn’t use these 320 million passwords

Looking for a new password you probably should avoid these 306 million - password search, Passwortsuche

You’re looking for the one, the unbeatable password? Well, security expert Troy Hunt does have a few hundred million available – that you should try and stay away from. Troy Hunt is best known for the service he offers on haveibeenpwned.com: a search that allows you to see if your email address was compromised by a data […]

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BKA: Database with 500 million login credentials found – Are you there?

Database with 500 million login credentials found - says the BKA

A stash of 500 million login credentials, including email addresses and passwords, has been found says the German BKA (BundesKriminalAmt – Federal Criminal Police Office) on its website. The database was found on an “underground economy platform”. Yes, 500 million is a huge finding! More details provided by the BKA? Unfortunately not really… Unfortunately, the […]

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