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Can multiple moving cursors really hide your password from spyware and peepers? [VIDEO]

Can multiple moving cursors really hide your password from spyware and peepers? [VIDEO]

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?

Evernote shoots itself in foot over "never click on 'reset password' requests" advice

Evernote shoots itself in foot over "never click on 'reset password' requests" advice

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 hacked - almost 50 million passwords reset after security breach

Evernote hacked - almost 50 million passwords reset after security breach

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.

Google says it is winning the war against Gmail account hijackers

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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.

Jeremy Clarkson falls foul of bodyfat spammers on Twitter, vows to kill hackers

Jeremy Clarkson falls foul of bodyfat spammers on Twitter, vows to kill hackers

The controversial presenter of BBC's "Top Gear" programme, has had his Twitter account compromised by spammers... and he wants his revenge.

Jawbone accounts compromised by hackers - personal info accessed, passwords disabled

Jawbone accounts compromised by hackers - personal info accessed, passwords disabled

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.

Hacked TV channels broadcast zombie apocalypse emergency alert [VIDEO]

Hacked TV channels broadcast zombie apocalypse emergency alert [VIDEO]

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.

Sony fined £250,000 after hackers gained access to millions of gamers' details

Sony fined £250,000 after hackers gained access to millions of gamers' details

"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?

Boutique babycare website hack - not just the Big Guys at risk

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".

Hard-coded password found in Samsung printers, security fix planned

Samsung printers come with hard-coded password

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 photos accidentally reveal RAF password

Prince William photos accidentally reveal RAF password

Prince William gets photographed doing his day job - unfortunately, someone didn't spot the password pinned to the wall behind him..

"Im getting paid!" - Websites hosted on WordPress hacked due to users' poor password security

"Im getting paid!" - Websites hosted on Wordpress compromised due to sloppy password security

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.

Fingerprint scanner maker cries foul over Russian firm's security warning

Fingerprint scanner maker cries foul over Russian firm's security warning

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.

Security tip: Before being interviewed on TV, wipe passwords off whiteboard

Security tip: When being interviewed on TV, wipe passwords off whiteboard

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Cracking passwords from the Philips hack - an important lesson

Cracking the passwords from the Philips hack - an important lesson [INFOGRAPHICS]

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...

Correct​horse​battery​staple - the guys at Dropbox are funny

Correcthorsebatterystaple - the guys at Dropbox are funny

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...

Journo totally owned thanks to over-helpful iCloud support

Journo totally owned thanks to over-helpful iCloud support

Mat Honan is a living example of Journalism 2.0.

Honan has also recently been the victim of a hack - a hack so trivial in some respects that naysayers will probably spend hours telling us that it doesn't qualify as a hack, even though it effectively hacked Honan's digital life into shreds...

Outlook webmail passwords restricted to 16 chars - how does that compare with Yahoo and Gmail?

Microsoft may recycle old Outlook.com and Windows Live accounts

Shouldn't Outlook.com be giving users the option of having longer passwords?

That's what Yahoo and Gmail do..

The worst passwords you could ever choose exposed by Yahoo Voices hack

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Ninja? Princess? 123456?

Too many internet users are making poor decisions when choosing their passwords.

NVIDIA and Android Forums hacked, users advised to change passwords

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Yet more websites suffer security breaches, allowing hackers to make off with users' information.