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.
Apple has exposed the encryption passwords of FileVault users in the most recent update to OS X Lion. Users are advised to use full disk encryption and change passwords that may have been recorded insecurely.
Microsoft says it has fixed a serious vulnerability in Hotmail, that was allowing hackers to reset account passwords, locking out the account's real owner and giving attackers access to users' inboxes.
Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud.
A British Bishop claims that the Bible can provide invaluable support.. for those who want to use a better password online.
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YouPorn, one of the world's most popular porn video websites appears to have been caught with its pants down.
A database server at DreamHost is illegally accessed by a hacker, and the passwords of some customers may have been compromised.
A new patent from Apple shows how a power cable could help users access their computing devices when they forget their passwords - and perhaps improve security.
Google has launched a campaign promoting online safety, in association with the UK's Citizen's Advice Bureau.
But will it result in more people taking care about their online security?
Hackers successfully broke into 93,000 accounts at Sony over the last few days, once again impacting users of the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services.
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This episode: learning from the 10-year-old Nimda virus, finding a password hole in Lion, taking down support scammers and the dot CZ dot CC domain, and farewelling Steve Jobs.