A Cambridge University study has shown how easy it is to guess the answer to common questions, such as someone’s mother’s maiden name. It found attackers will be able to break into 1 in 80 accounts if they get three chances to guess answers. Read the full article. [BBC]
AOL said its networks were breached and customer information was stolen to send spoofed spam messages. Users are being told to change their passwords.
information about a staggering number of citizens and perhaps as many as 30 million records, may have been divulged by a Vietnamese man who was able to trick credit reporting bureau Experian.
Yahoo officials said Thursday that they have reset the passwords on an unspecified number of mail accounts after detecting what they call a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts.”