Are you one of those people who use the simple passwords because you aren’t feeling that creative, don’t want to remember anything complex, or just don’t think it’s important? Hopefully that’s not you, because you’re on metaPassword, so you only have to remember one password. See the list of the most common 200 passwords and
Check out this video from the Wall Street Journal that describes why common password rules such as forcing certain character sets on people is actually making the passwords less secure. Know of a site that frustrated you because of its stupid password rules? Add it here. We are also adamantly against requiring questions and answers
If you avoid security questions you won’t be vulnerable to this Facebook scam.
This is a perfect example of how hackers use social engineering to steal your sensitive personal information. Watch how Jessica Clark obtains someone’s personal email address, adds herself to the account and changes the password.
T-Mobile reported that its cyber-security team “discovered and shut down an unauthorized access to certain information, including yours, and we promptly reported it to authorities.” The data theft occurred in the morning on Monday, August 20, 2018. According to Motherboard, the hackers exploited an internal API (application programming interface) on its servers that handled personal information. The
Hackers used malware to steal customer payment data from most of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc’s restaurants over a span of three weeks, the company said on Friday, adding to woes at the chain whose sales had just started recovering from a string of food safety lapses in 2015. Chipotle said it did not know how
It was originally reported that the personal data of 4 million current, former and potential federal employees was stolen from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) web site. Now that total is believed to be closer to 18 million records. The Chinese government is believed to be the source of the attack, although they have disputed this statement. The
Digital Constitution, Microsoft’s site dedicated to combating US surveillance, was breached the evening of June 17. The hackers may have used vulnerabilities found in an order version of WordPress to gain entry. The site was displaying spam links to casino-related pages. The full story is available on ZDnet.
The popular but vulnerable tool to store your passwords has been hacked according to a posting on their own web site. They detected an intrusion to their servers and said that while encrypted user data (aka your stored passwords for other sites) was not stolen the hackers did take LastPass account email addresses, password reminders,
Heartbleed, a play on words from the OpenSSL feature called “Heartbeat,” was discovered by a Google researcher and a Finland-based security company, Codenomicon. Articles at the Washington Post and many other sources are pointing out the potential for widespread security problems. The vulnerability could allow hackers to access encrypted data online, including sensitive data such as