Security News

Hackers Steal Data on 100,000 Taxpayers From IRS (May 26, 2015): The IRS was hacked and data from 100,000 taxpayers was accessed. The hackers used the IRS Get Transcript app.

SplashData Releases List of Worst Passwords of 2014 (January 21, 2015): SplashData has released its list of the 25 most common passwords of 2014.

Major Sony Hack Exposes Corporate Data and Films (December 5, 2014): Sony Pictures hack exposes passwords, security numbers and film data. Some films were also leaked.

Google Introduces New CAPTCHA Test (December 4, 2014): Google has introduced a new CAPTCHA to test whether users are a robot or not.

Yahoo Resets Passwords After Accounts Are Comprised in Third-Party Breach (February 1, 2014): Yahoo reset the passwords on some Yahoo Mail accounts after passwords and usernames were compromised in a hack.

SplashDate Unveils Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2013 (January 22, 2014): SplashData has unveiled its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013. 123456 was the worst password, followed by using password as your password.

Worst ATM PINs Revealed (August 4, 2013): The worst ATM PINs have revealed. It is no surprise that they are some of the easiest PINs to remember.

Study Finds Using Grammar Undercuts Security of Long Passwords (March 22, 2013): Most computer savvy people know using words that can be found in the dictionary in your password is a bad idea.

VeriSign Admits it Was Hacked in SEC Filing (February 2, 2012): Reuters is reporting that VeriSign revealed it was hacked in an SEC filing.

Person Uses Remote Access to Catch Laptop Thief (October 6, 2008): The owner of a stolen laptop was able to track down the person who stole his laptop by logging into a remote desktop application he had installed on the laptop.

New Security Camera Uses T-Rays to See Under Clothes (March 10, 2008): A new camera can reportedly see under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away.

Chinese Hackers Claim Pentagon Hack (March 7, 2008): With a message that no website is 100% safe Chinese hackers living in an apartment claim to have hacked a number of websites including the Pentagon.

Freezing Gives Hackers Temporary Access to DRAM Data (February 22, 2008): Encrypted hard drives may become accessible to hackers with the use of a burst of cold air.

Photocopiers and Data Security (March 19, 2007): Copier makers are starting to add security features out of fear that the data on photocopier disks could be stolen.

Malware Search Engine Created (July 24, 2006): eWeek reports that H.

Hank's Hard Drive Nightmare (June 12, 2006): A man named Hank Gerbus received a disturbing hardware-related phone call.

New Powerful Web Attacks Expected (March 17, 2006): MSNBC.

Rogue Anti-spyware is a Growing Concern (December 19, 2005): Anyone who has used the Internet in 2005 has probably encountered a rogue anti-spyware, which is software that does not actually remove spyware as promised or worse it is spyware itself.

Paris Hilton and Sober-Y (November 28, 2005): The latest variation of the Sober email virus, Sober-Y, could become the most widespread virus of 2005.

Are You Backing Up Your Files? (November 17, 2005): Are you backing up those important computer files on a regular basis? If you are not then right now is a good time to start.





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