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Suits should have done more to protect users, rather than user numbers ANALYSIS Fallen web giant Yahoo! has been branded negligent for failing to tackle...

Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data...

A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from...

Most users lock their computer screens when they temporarily step away from them. While this seems like a good security measure, it isn't good...

L0phtCrack’s back! Crack hack app whacks Windows 10 trash hashes

PC Master Race rig? Get ready to crack passwords FIVE HUNDRED times faster! Ancient famed Windows cracker L0phtCrack has been updated after seven years, with...

Hollywood's 5 biggest hacking myths

If you’ve ever hacked for a living -- wearing a white hat, I hope -- you probably can’t stand the unrealistic light most shows...

How LinkedIn’s password sloppiness hurts us all

A new chapter in password cracking is about to begin.Laurie Harker, Minneapolis Star Tribune / Getty Images Jeremi M Gosney (@jmgosney) is a world-renowned password...

Cluster of “megabreaches” compromise a whopping 642 million passwords

CBSLess than two weeks after more than 177 million LinkedIn user passwords surfaced, security researchers have discovered three more breaches involving MySpace, Tumblr, and...

If Microsoft is banning stupid passwords, why does it still allow...

EnlargeAs Microsoft pats itself on the back for its crackdown on easily cracked passwords, keep this in mind: a quick check shows users still...

Microsoft bans common passwords that appear in breach lists

Azure Active Directory no longer allows the likes of 'M!cr0$0ft' to gain entry With LinkedIn providing yet more fodder for attackers' rainbow tables and login...

Apple security depends on users, hack shows

Apple has recently come under fire over the security of its customers' data, but the company has done a “nice job” using best practices...

Google denies breach after hackers leak millions of user logins

Google has denied that its computer systems were breached and downplayed the threat after hackers claimed to have leaked 4.9 million Gmail logins. Hackers posted...

Meet WordHound, the tool that puts a personal touch on password...

Dan Goodin, Ars Technica In the vexing pursuit of passwords that are both easy...