Security experts often advise computer users to update their passwords periodically to stay safe from hackers but surprisingly, a Britain's security service claims that your online data is even safer if you avoid changing your password routinely.
A prominent security researcher told Reuters that he acquired a database containing records of stolen email accounts hacked by a Russian teen hacker in exchange for an online forum review. The stolen information contains usernames and passwords including those from Gmail, yahoo Mail and Microsoft email providers.
Jani, a 10-year-old boy, was just awarded $10,000 by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) after he was able to find a vulnerability on Instagram that could have been exploited by anyone else.
Fingerprint security should keep data safer from everyone but the recent cases have shown that the government can actually force someone to use their own fingerprint to unlock their phone, possibly incriminating themselves in a case.
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has recently revealed that a state-sponsored attack from Chinese officials had targeted more than one thousand Hotmail email accounts several years ago. However, the tech giant did not inform the victims immediately. Former employees of Microsoft have unveiled that Microsoft failed to tell the email victims that they were being hacked by malicious attackers. This led to the hackers being able to freely continue their hacking on the victims, which included leaders of Uighur and Tibet minorities.
Memorizing several passwords for multiple accounts is not really something that the average Internet user wants to do. Researchers from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom want passwords to be replaced with pictures. The researchers want to solve the problem of Internet users who need to remember more than one password that often needs to be typed in every day.
Adobe has surprised Internet users as it launched a new update for its Adobe Flash Player that incudes security fixes for several exploits. Tech companies left and right have been avoiding Flash like the plague. Earlier this year, the platform became famous as numerous hacks and exploits have surfaced.
Google is currently trying out a fresh method of logging in for users of their services. They are aiming to ditch using passwords altogether to increase security. Passwords have been used several decades ago even before the boom of smartphones. They are still used to lock and open computer profiles, email accounts, locked phones and others.
Amidst the recent online service outages this holiday season, Steam had a different problem. Users briefly stumbled upon a security glitch that allowed them to view other user's private account information when they logged in.
Steam has been experiencing security issues, randomly loggin users into other user's accounts, and finally went down! Most likely, Steam experiencing caching / CDN issues, where pages are cached for logged in users.