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.
Yahoo Voices suffers a serious security breach, with over 450,000 unencrypted usernames and passwords posted online by hackers.
Music-streaming website Last.fm has warned its millions of users to change their passwords immediately.
Over a million users of an online dating website are told that their password has been compromised by hackers.
Password policies are the enemy of security, the developer of a password analyzing tool concludes, while a vendor pushes it further to decree that password security is, basically, toast.