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Loyaltybuild, Amazon, Facebook and Mavis Batey MBE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Why shouldn't you store unencrypted credit card numbers? How can you squeeze a positive result from a password breach? What sort of pressure was on the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park?

Find out the answers in just one minute!

Facebook locks users in a closet for using same passwords/emails on Adobe

Facebook locks users in a closet for using same passwords/emails on Adobe

Blessed be Facebook for using this real-world example to 100% back up Naked Security when we proselytize about the evils of password reuse. And if you're worried that Facebook's mining of breached Adobe customer records and quarantining of users is Big Brother-ish, fear not: the company didn't have to store passwords in clear text or pull any other boneheaded security move to know just what its customers' reused passwords are.

NSA, Apple, Facebook and Adobe - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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A touch of fun but with a serious side - and only a minute to watch it.

Give our weekly "60 Second Security" video a whirl today...

Lessons to learn from the MongoHQ database breach

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Cloud-based database services company MongoHQ is in "we'd better fix things" mode this week, following a network intrusion that proves the old adage that once you've been breached, all security bets are off.

Facebook privacy, Google ads, D-Link security, CryptoLocker ransom - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What leaves your computer standing but your data in ruins? Should Facebook teenagers be able to message the world? How can you stop Google using your photo in ads?

Find out in this week's Sophos 60 Second Security!

D-Link router flaw lets anyone login through "Joel's Backdoor"

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Embedded systems hackers play around with devices like home routers and set-top boxes, to see what their proprietary hardware and firmware might reveal.

See what they just found in a range of D-Link routers - you'll want to laugh, though it's not really funny.

Google coding glitch locks Apple iOS users out of on-line accounts

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Google has once again found itself all over the IT news for a spot of bother with its security software.

A recent Google Authenticator update accidentally removed all your accounts...

League of Legends hacked, salted passwords and credit card numbers stolen

League of Legends hacked, salted credit card numbers stolen

Riot Games has confirmed that real names, usernames, email addresses and salted password hashes have been stolen in a recent security breach of its League of Legends real-time strategy game.

Anatomy of a brute force attack - how important is password complexity?

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Is eight characters enough for a password?

If not, what about nine?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water (closet)!

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So many vulnerabilities are doom-and-gloom that you'd be forgiven for wondering if there are ever any at which you are allowed an uncomplicated chuckle.

The guys at Trustwave found one!

Lakeland hacked and passwords reset, customers advised to change passwords elsewhere

Lakeland hacked and passwords reset, customers advised to change passwords elsewhere

Lakeland has suffered a "sophisticated and sustained" attack in which two encrypted databases were accessed. It says it's found no evidence that data was stolen but has reset customers' passwords to be on the safe side.

Ubisoft customers told "change your passwords *now*"

Ubisoft customers told change your passwords *now*

Ubisoft is urging customers to change their passwords following a breach that exposed user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords.

Anatomy of a cryptoglitch - Apple's iOS hotspot passphrases crackable in 50 seconds

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If you use your iPhone or iPad as a Wi-Fi hotspot, don't let it generate the passphrase for you.

A posse of German computer scientists has found that Apple's iOS passphrase generator may give you less than a minute of security.

Biostamps - freedom from password tyranny, or Hollywood science?

Biostamps - freedom from password tyranny, or Hollywood science?

Last week Motorola execs showed off experimental biostamps - digital "tattoos" capable of authenticating you to your phone. Could this be the ultimate solution to the problem of authentication and passwords, or is it just a sci-fi pipe dream?

What WERE they thinking? Internet-enabled cameras under the security lens once again...

Vulnerability researchers at Core Security recently turned their attention on internet-enabled cameras, finding lots of holes.

And when security holes arise from features, not bugs, you really do feel like shouting aloud, "What WERE they thinking?"

50,000,000 usernames and passwords lost as LivingSocial "special offers" site hacked

LivingSocial, the online offers site owned in largish part by Amazon, has just emailed its userbase, said to be 50,000,000-strong, to fess up to a data breach.

Another day, another shed-load of password hashes in the hands of crooks....

Beware Twitter "password check" sites - there are fakes, and there are fake fakes!

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After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.

Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on the surface...

55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?

55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites

A study by Ofcom, the UK communications watchdog, has unearthed some appalling statistics which reveal just how badly the general public treat password security.

You won't believe how crazy this password infomercial is (and neither did Ellen DeGeneres) [VIDEO]

Password security infomerical leaves Ellen DeGeneres in disbelief.. and it will you too [VIDEO]

When there's nothing funny on American TV, you can always rely upon an infomerical selling some crazy product to have you chuckling or simply agog in disbelief that anyone would ever buy such a thing.

Watch this video, you won't believe your eyes.