Tag: Password

Flipboard Finally Resets User Passwords Following Nine-month Breach

There are a lot of interesting and worrisome developments going on in the technology sector these days. Flipboard, one of the more social mediums in 2019, has forced users to reset their passwords. A rather late decision, considering criminals had access to the company’s servers for multiple months. Flipboard Finally Makes the Right Call Operating and maintaining any social-oriented online platform is a major challenge in this day and age. …
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Survey: 71% of All Cryptocurrency Exchanges Fail Password Security Audit

With so many new users flocking to cryptocurrency exchanges over the past year, it is evident that security practices need to be taken into account. Unfortunately, the vast majority of cryptocurrency exchange users still fail to generate proper passwords. This is mainly due to the exchanges themselves implementing poor password policies in general. Something will need to change in this regard, as the current situation is not viable in the …
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Major Online Retailer Let Customers Authenticate Without a Password for Over a Year

Everyone in the world is well aware of how consumer privacy is only taken semi-seriously by most service providers. Some companies do a better job than others, but there are very troublesome exceptions on the other end of the spectrum as well. One Hong Kong-based online retailer feels password protection is optional. Users can sign into their private account by just providing an email address. This platform is evidently asking …
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Top 5 Brute Force Attacks

Password hacking has been around for quite some time. In fact, one could argue most of the tools and methods used to crack passwords have not changed all that much in recent years. Brute-force attacks remain the most popular – ¬†and successful – attack vectors to obtain login information. Several of these attacks have proven to be quite successful over the past few years, affecting millions of consumers around the …
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