Tag: Password strength

20
Jul

Formspring Data Breach Forces Reset of 420,000 Passwords

On July 10, 2012, Formspring founder Ade Olonoh published a post on the social network’s blog alerting customers to a breach in the company’s system and that some users’ passwords may have been accessed. Approximately 420,000 “password hashes” were posted to a security forum, though without usernames or any other information that would indicate who…

6
Jun

LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Cyber criminals strike again. According to an article on the BBC News website, more than 6 million LinkedIn users have had their password information posted on a Russian Web forum along with an invitation for other hackers to assist in decrypting the as yet still protected data. This announcement comes shortly after the announcement that…

26
Jan

How to Make Your Company More Secure

The story of the lost or stolen laptop with ultra-sensitive information on it is all too common. A research study conducted in 2008 by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Dell, estimated that business travelers lost more than 12,000 laptops per week in US airports. Those numbers have surely increased in the four years since….

7
Dec

6 Easy Tips For Better Security Of Your Passwords

Remembering all your passwords can be a tough job. We don’t blame you; there are so many password protected sites and PIN-protected accounts these days that anyone who can remember all their passwords should be awarded, honestly! And this difficulty is exactly what leads many people to use the same password for multiple accounts or…

23
Nov

The Top 25 Easy To Guess Passwords

Easily guessable internet passwords don’t just let you in, they let hackers in too! That’s why it’s time you knew the worst passwords you can possibly choose (and avoided them!). To make it easier for you, here’s a list of the worst passwords of 2011 (Go through it, and while you are at it, don’t forget to thank SplashData, which

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