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Forbes Hack password shootout: Gmail vs Yahoo vs Hotmail vs AOL - whose users are the smartest?

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Which webmail service has the smartest users? And are they getting smarter over time?

Paul Ducklin tries to use the password data from the Forbes hack to find the answers...

SSCC 129 - Hypervisors, apologies, backdoors and Twitter hacks [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck look at the security stories that made the headlines over New Year 2013/2014 - from the OpenSSL "hypervisor hack" that wasn't, to the Skype Twitter breach that shouldn't have happened - and explain how we can learn from these mistakes to have a safer and more secure 2014.

NASA hack blunder, doxer jailed, PAYE cybercrime, $20k iPhone prize - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Brazilian hackers target NASA? What happens to doxers? How much does it cost to get started in card skimming? And how much is a copy of your fingerprint worth?

Watch 60 Second Security and find out!

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Gun-wielding penguin takes over Ubuntu Forums, waves AK-47 at Linux users everywhere

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Ubuntu Forums has been hacked.

As well as leaving behind an AK-waving penguin, the hackers also took away millions of usernames, email addresses and password hashes.

Sony to pay £250,000 fine for PlayStation Network breach

Game over - Sony to pay £250,000 fine for PlayStation Network breach

Sony has thrown in the towel on its appeal of a £250,000 fine ($377,500) imposed after its PlayStation Network was hacked in April 2011, losing data such as names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth and account passwords of millions of users.

Nintendo Japan cracks after month-long, 15.5 million-strong hacker bombardment

Nintendo cracks after month-long, 15.5 million-strong hacker bombardment

Out of that splatter, 24,000 bogus login tries struck the jackpot, exposing names, addresses, phone numbers and other personal details of corresponding Club Nintendo customers.

The LinkedIn hack that wasn't

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Bryan Berg, the co-founder of microblogging site App.net, pronounced earlier today that LinkedIn had been hacked.

That turned out to be not quite correct, as Paul Ducklin explains.

Seriously, this is how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion

Seriously, this is how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion

Satirical news publication The Onion has gone into detail about how hackers managed to steal its passwords, access its internal emails, and hijack its Twitter account.

Subway multimillion-dollar hack ringleader pleads guilty

Subway multimillion-dollar hack ringleader pleads guilty

Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, a Romanian national and the alleged ringleader of the gang responsible for a multimillion-dollar hack of the Subway fast-food chain, has pleaded guilty.

Reputation.com resets all user passwords following breach

Reputation.com resets all user passwords following breach

Fortunately, the few passwords that were nabbed were salted and hashed. Also, the company doesn't request sensitive information such as Social Security Numbers and doesn't store financial data such as credit card numbers or bank accounts.

Kudos for good security practices, guys.

"Government seeks a warrant to hack" - US judge gives his decision

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Do you usually shy away from legal documents?

Well, here's one that's well worth reading: it deals very interestingly with the zone in which busting cybercrooks and protecting privacy intersect...

Viber flaw bypasses lock screen to give full access to Androids

Viber flaw bypasses lock screen to give full access to Androids

Security researchers have identified a security hole in Viber that can be exploited to bypass Android smartphones' lock screen and gain full access to the device.

Beware Twitter "password check" sites - there are fakes, and there are fake fakes!

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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...

Associated Press Twitter hack spreads fake White House bomb story, pushes down Dow Jones

With just under two million followers, AP's Twitter account has a wide reach, and is influential.

Influential enough, it seems, that a false rumour from the AP feed can have a visible affect on the stock market.

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

The Syrian Electronic Army appears to have hacked into accounts belonging to the NPR media network, and defaced news stories.

Bill Gates's social security number, address, credit report and more... published by hackers

Bill Gates's social security number, address, credit report and more... published by hackers

Bill Gates is the latest celebrity to have had his personal information published on a website that has exposed the social security numbers, addresses and personal financial information of a number of people in the public eye.

Equifax and Transunion say hackers stole celebrity credit reports

Equifax and Transunion say hackers stole celebrity credit reports

After the social security numbers, addresses and financial details of some of the USA's top celebrities were posted online, top credit bureaus have come forward and acknowledged that fraudulent and unauthorized access to their records has taken place.

Mega-hack of celebrities exposes social security numbers, credit reports, and more...

Mega-hack of celebrities exposes social security numbers, credit reports, and more...

Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, Paris Hilton and more public figures have had their personal information exposed on the internet.

But who is behind it?