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]
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.”
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.