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):

VeriSign Admits it Was Hacked in SEC Filing (February 2, 2012):

US Air Force Can't Figure Out Key-logging Bug Infecting Drone Fighter Planes (October 9, 2011):

Phishing Scams in Plain English (October 24, 2008):

Person Uses Remote Access to Catch Laptop Thief (October 6, 2008):

New Security Camera Uses T-Rays to See Under Clothes (March 10, 2008):

Chinese Hackers Claim Pentagon Hack (March 7, 2008):

Freezing Gives Hackers Temporary Access to DRAM Data (February 22, 2008):