A study by Ofcom, the UK communications watchdog, has unearthed some appalling statistics which reveal just how badly the general public treat password security.
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.
If you have a web service that supports remote users, you will know that malevolent login attempts are an everyday occurrence.
But hosting providers worldwide are reporting an onslaught at well above average levels...
Malware researcher Paul Baccas reveals how an Excel spreadsheet using the password "VelvetSweatshop" could be designed to put your computer at risk.
Burglars broke into offices at video service Vudu late last month and stole hard drives containing customers' personal data, the company told customers in an email sent on Tuesday.
With WordPress.com powering more than 60 million websites worldwide, anything to improve the safety and security of its users is to be welcomed.
Paul Ducklin tries out the new WordPress 2FA service on his Naked Security account...
San Francisco-based document sharing site Scribd has admitted to a network intrusion.
Details are scant, but fortunately a notification published by the company suggests that no more than 1% of users are at risk...
Why, and more importantly, *how*, would you go about weeding out rude passwords?
Surely an April Fool?
Paul Ducklin takes a look...
After celebrity Web 2.0 journalist Mat Honan had all his iDevices remote-wiped by a cybercrook last year, Apple's login security has been under scrutiny.
Good news! Apple has finally bitten the bullet and started offering two-factor verification for Apple ID users...
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell is the latest public figure to have fallen victim to hackers, with a series of out-of-character messages posted to his Facebook page.
Japanese boffins think they might have found an imaginative way to stop malware stealing your passwords as you enter them online.
But will it really work?
Have you taken a close look at the email that Evernote has sent out, with the subject line "Evernote Security Notice: Service-wide Password Reset"?
It looks like the hacked company has made a blunder.
Evernote, the online note-taking service, has says that it has suffered a serious security breach which saw hackers steal usernames, associated email addresses and encrypted passwords.
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
The controversial presenter of BBC's "Top Gear" programme, has had his Twitter account compromised by spammers... and he wants his revenge.
Jawbone, makers of Bluetooth headsets, fitness bracelets, and neat Jambox portable speakers, has warned that hackers managed to break into its systems, and accessed the names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of users.
Hackers interrupt TV channels to broadcast an emergency alert, warning that the bodies of the dead have risen from their graves, and attacking the public.
A good reminder to not use default passwords? Watch the video to see what happened.
"There’s no disguising that this is a business that should have known better," says ICO director.
How many headlines do there have to be before companies take data security more seriously?
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".