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".
Companies using Samsung and Dell-branded printers are being warned that a hard coded administrative account could allow remote attackers to take control of their device, according to an alert from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT).
Prince William gets photographed doing his day job - unfortunately, someone didn't spot the password pinned to the wall behind him..
Millions of blogs hosted on WordPress.com can breathe a sigh of relief - although a hacker did manage to break into thousands of sites and publish a make-money-fast advert, it wasn't because of any vulnerability on the WordPress.com site.
Instead, it seems users had simply been careless with their password security.
Authentec, the maker of the widely used UPEK fingerprint scanner, said on Wednesday that it couldn't find any evidence to support claims by the Russian security firm Elcomsoft that its software stores Windows passwords insecurely, exposing customers to potential hacking.
Cracking the password hashes exposed in the recent Philips data breach was interesting, but there was just as much to be learned from the rate of recovery as from the password recovery itself.
We've prepared some mini-infographics to show you what we mean...
Remember that famous xkcd cartoon, suggesting passphrases like "correcthorsebatterystaple" are harder for hackers to crack than the likes of "Tr0ub4dor&3"?
Well, I'm full of admiration for whoever the web developer was at Dropbox who implemented this on their sign-up form...
Shouldn't Outlook.com be giving users the option of having longer passwords?
That's what Yahoo and Gmail do..
Ninja? Princess? 123456?
Too many internet users are making poor decisions when choosing their passwords.