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