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Boutique babycare website hack - not just the Big Guys at risk

Even if you run a tiny website and don't have much to hide, you (and your customers) are nevertheless at risk from criminals.

For example, @JokerCracker, who openly gives his reason for hacking as, "It's just a personal challenge".

Prince William photos accidentally reveal RAF password

Prince William photos accidentally reveal RAF password

Prince William gets photographed doing his day job - unfortunately, someone didn't spot the password pinned to the wall behind him..

The worst passwords you could ever choose exposed by Yahoo Voices hack

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Ninja? Princess? 123456?

Too many internet users are making poor decisions when choosing their passwords.

Multi-word passphrases not all that secure, says Cambridge University

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Think a passphrase of multiple, random dictionary words is as unguessable as long strings of gibberish, but easier to remember? Not necessarily, according to a recent study.

Researchers find many weak Stratfor passwords

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A professor at Utah Valley University analyzed the leaked password hashes stolen by Anonymous from security firm Stratfor and determined even their security minded customers choose weak passwords.

How hackers tried to break into my wife's 1&1 account - via the phone

How hackers tried to break into my wife's 1&1 account - via the phone

Sophos senior security engineer David Schwartzberg describes how scammers tried to break into his wife's online account at web-hosting firm 1&1 - via the telephone.

Sarah Palin's email hacker is imprisoned, against judge's recommendation

Sarah Palin's email hacker is imprisoned, against judge's recommendation

It was a computer security story that made headlines around the world, involving the private emails of a woman who could have become Vice President of the United States.

Social media security made easy

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I just returned from RSA 2010, where one of the most discussed topics was social media security. Those of us in the business use the term social media quite frequently, but what we are really referring to is Facebook, Twitter, Read more…