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The 25 Weakest Passwords of 2012
October 25, 2012, by Ben Weitzenkorn, Staff Writer, Security, TechNewsDaily
List compiled from hackers' stolen, leaked data.
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Fingerprint-Reader Flaw Leaves Laptops Less Secure
October 10, 2012, by Paul Wagenseil, Senior Editor, Security, TechNewsDaily
Black smudge for biometric authentication.
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What Are the Most Common Passwords?
September 17, 2012, Life's Little Mysteries Staff
One in 20 passwords is "password." People aren't very original when it comes to securing their private information.
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'Guild Wars 2' Accounts Targeted by Hackers
September 10, 2012, by Ben Weitzenkorn, Staff Writer, Security, TechNewsDaily
The popular online game's virtual economy translates to real-world value.
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Password Fatigue Sets In Online
September 05, 2012, Ned Smith, BusinessNewsDaily Senior Writer
Recalling passwords is where people get in trouble
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Dropbox Rolls Out 2-Step Verification in Latest Beta
August 27, 2012, by Ben Weitzenkorn, Staff Writer, Security, TechNewsDaily
Added security option will make your Dropbox content more secure.
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Apple Lets Hacker Erase Man's Entire Online Existence
August 06, 2012, Paul Wagenseil, SecurityNewsDaily Managing Editor
Down to zero in less than 15 minutes.
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Easy-to-Remember Passwords Can Be Hard for Hackers to Guess
June 18, 2012, Leslie Meredith, TechNewsDaily Staff
A simple, but long, phrase may be harder to crack than a snippet of gibberish you're bound to forget anyway.
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LinkedIn's Password Reset Emails Blocked as Spam
June 14, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
LinkedIn also sent notification emails to users' previous employers, even ones never associated with LinkedIn.
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Sad Security Song: Last.fm Urges Members to Change Passwords
June 07, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Third major password data breach in two days
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LeakedIn: Hacker Posts 6.4 Million LinkedIn Passwords
June 06, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Incident comes just as LinkedIn was forced to change its mobile-app settings.
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An Inconvenient Truth: Phishers Target Single-Password Service
May 07, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Phishing emails appear as real estate listings or UPS notifications.
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Microsoft Fixes Critical Hotmail Password Bug
April 27, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Bug let hackers erase Hotmail passwords, set up new ones.
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Simple Games Could Replace Baffling 'Captchas'
April 24, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
User-friendly games could change way websites authenticate visitors.
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FBI Suspects Student of Election Hacking
April 20, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
College students allegedly tampered with election results hacking into school's computer system and stealing passwords used in online voting
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Utah Medicaid Clients Hit by Huge Data Breach
April 09, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Hackers are believed to be Eastern European, Utah Department of Health says.
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'Password1' Revealed to be Most Common (and Terrible) Password
March 14, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Variations of the word "password" made up about 5 percent of all passwords in the study.
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Most Default Passwords Never Change, Survey Finds
February 23, 2012, by Matt Liebowitz
Majority of people want tighter security, but greater convenience
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Twitter 'Porn Star Name Game' Is Identity Thief's Dream
November 23, 2011, Matt Liebowitz, SecurityNewsDaily Staff Writer
Playing the game is as good as posting your passwords, researcher says.
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Is Your Password Among the 25 Worst?
November 22, 2011, Paul Wagenseil, SecurityNewsDaily Managing Editor
1234567, all good passwords go to heaven
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Poor Password Security Poses Big IT Problem
October 25, 2011, Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor
'Password chaos' reigns among IT professionals and no one is doing anything about it.
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Many Brits Pass Along Passwords as They Pass On
October 13, 2011, Matt Liebowitz, SecurityNewsDaily Staff Writer
More than $3.6 billion of Brits' "digital treasures" are stored in the cloud.
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Most Australians Have One Password for Everything
October 04, 2011, Matt Liebowitz, SecurityNewsDaily Staff Writer
Half of respondents change their password only when prompted to.
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Russian Firm Cracks 'Impossible' BlackBerry Passwords
September 29, 2011, Matt Liebowitz, SecurityNewsDaily Staff Writer
"Phone Password Breaker" can recover passwords from BlackBerry and Apple phones and tablets.
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