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]
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.”
Mozilla has fixed a serious vulnerability in its Thunderbird email application that enables an attacker to bypass the filter in Thunderbird that prevents HTML tags from being used in messages. Exploiting the bug could give an attacker the ability to run code on a user’s machine.
The price for Fullz, the information identity thieves crave, has dropped to between $25 and $40 according to a report on the underground economy by Dell SecureWorks.