Hackers are selling roughly 427 million passwords belonging to users of MySpace along with information on 65 million Tumblr users.
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High-severity vulnerabilities were found in pre-installed software updaters present in consumer and business laptops from vendors such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.
Microsoft says enterprises need to ban common passwords and rethink outdated ideas about what makes a strong password.
The coalition behind CanaryWatch.org, a database of warrant canaries, has decided to no longer accept new submissions, nor monitor existing canaries for changes.
Google wants to kill passwords with Project Abacus, which Google said will become available on Android devices by the end of 2016.
Apple has hired cryptography pioneer Jon Callas for a third time. Callas, who previously at Apple helped design and implement encryption systems for Macs, was most recently at Silent Circle.
Expert Troy Hunt waxes on last week’s LinkedIn data dump of 117 million credentials and how it reflects on a new breed of hackers.
The FBI warned its business partners of the risks associated with KeySweeper, a device hidden in a USB wall charger that sniffs keystrokes from Microsoft wireless keyboards.
Facebook paid researcher Arne Swinnen a $5,000 bounty for a pair of authentication vulnerabilities in Instagram that enabled brute-force attacks against usernames and passwords.
Google Allo has an end-to-end encryption capability powered by Signal, but it’s not turned on by default because it would interfere with an artificial intelligence powering Google Assistant.