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UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson's BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked

UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson's BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked
October 11, 2019Mohit Kumar
A 39-year-old password of Ken Thompson , the co-creator of the UNIX operating system among, has finally been cracked that belongs to a BSD...

DoorDash Breach Exposes 4.9 Million Users' Personal Data

DoorDash Breach Exposes 4.9 Million Users' Personal Data
September 27, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Do you use DoorDash frequently to order your food online? If yes, you are highly recommended to change your account password right now ...

XKCD Forum Hacked – Over 562,000 Users' Account Details Leaked

XKCD Forum Hacked – Over 562,000 Users’ Account Details Leaked
September 03, 2019Mohit Kumar
XKCD —one of the most popular webcomic platforms known for its geeky tech humor and other science-laden comic strips on romance, sarcasm,...

Foxit PDF Software Company Suffers Data Breach—Asks Users to Reset Password

Foxit PDF Software Company Suffers Data Breach—Asks Users to Reset Password
August 30, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you have an online account with Foxit Software, you need to reset your account password immediately—as an unknown attacker has comprom...

Android Users Can Now Log in to Google Services Using Fingerprint

Android Users Can Now Log in to Google Services Using Fingerprint
August 12, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you're using Chrome on Android, you can now sign-in to your Google account and some of the other Google services by simply using y...

Slack Resets Passwords For Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach

Slack Resets Passwords For Users Who Hadn't Changed It Since 2015 Breach
July 18, 2019Swati Khandelwal
If you use Slack, a popular cloud-based team collaboration server, and recently received an email from the company about a security incident...

A New Ransomware Is Targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices

A New Ransomware Is Targeting Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices
July 10, 2019Mohit Kumar
A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and ...

Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years

Google Stored G Suite Users' Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years
May 22, 2019Swati Khandelwal
After Facebook and Twitter, Google becomes the latest technology giant to have accidentally stored its users' passwords unprotected i...

Bluetooth Flaw Found in Google Titan Security Keys; Get Free Replacement

Bluetooth Flaw Found in Google Titan Security Keys; Get Free Replacement
May 16, 2019Swati Khandelwal
A team of security researchers at Microsoft discovered a potentially serious vulnerability in the Bluetooth-supported version of Google&#...

New York, Canada, Ireland Launch New Investigations Into Facebook Privacy Breaches

New York, Canada, Ireland Launch New Investigations Into Facebook Privacy Breaches
April 27, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Facebook has a lot of problems, then there are a lot of problems for Facebook—and both are not going to end anytime sooner. Though Faceboo...

Facebook Mistakenly Stored Millions of Users' Passwords in Plaintext

Facebook Mistakenly Stored Millions of Users' Passwords in Plaintext
March 21, 2019Mohit Kumar
Holy moly, Facebook is again at the center of a new privacy controversy after revealing today that its platform mistakenly kept a copy of ...

Android Gets FIDO2 Certification—Now Supports Secure Passwordless Logins

Android Gets FIDO2 Certification—Now Supports Secure Passwordless Logins
February 25, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Great news. If you have already installed the latest update of Google Play Services released earlier today, and your Android device is ...

Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site

Google's New Tool Alerts When You Use Compromised Credentials On Any Site
February 05, 2019Mohit Kumar
With so many data breaches happening almost every week, it has become difficult for users to know if their credentials are already in pos...

Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users' Passwords In Plaintext

Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users' Passwords In Plaintext
November 19, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Instagram has recently patched a security issue in its website that might have accidentally exposed some of its users' passwords in p...

Finland's 3rd Largest Data Breach Exposes 130,000 Users' Plaintext Passwords

Finland's 3rd Largest Data Breach Exposes 130,000 Users' Plaintext Passwords
April 06, 2018Mohit Kumar
Over 130,000 Finnish citizens have had their credentials compromised in what appears to be third largest data breach ever faced by the co...

Cardiac Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password

Cardiac Scan Authentication — Your Heart As Your Password
September 27, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Forget fingerprint authentication, retinal scanning or advanced facial recognition that has recently been implemented by Apple in its iPh...

9 Popular Password Manager Apps Found Leaking Your Secrets

9 Popular Password Manager Apps Found Leaking Your Secrets
March 01, 2017Wang Wei
Is anything safe? It's 2017, and the likely answer is NO. Making sure your passwords are secure is one of the first line of defense...

Password Manager Pro — Easiest Way to Keep Enterprises Secure

Password Manager Pro — Easiest Way to Keep Enterprises Secure
December 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Recent corporate breaches have taught us something important — the average enterprise user is spectacularly bad at choosing good password...
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