This weekend Amazon.com reset the passwords for a number of their users to protect their accounts.
It appears from a post on Venturebeat that Amazon saw a list of compromised passwords for other websites on the black web. They realise that users often use the same email address and password combination for multiple websites, checked the list against the Amazon user database and if they spotted a match changed the password.
Mark Zuckerberg covers up his laptop’s camera with a little piece of tape. After he posted a photo of himself at a desk this summer celebrating Instagram’s growing popularity, online commenters seized on the little gray strip above his laptop screen. “You Should Consider It, Too,” read a headline on The New York Times, calling Zuckerberg’s move a “basic and cheap security safeguard.”
Researchers have devised a way to place undetectable backdoors in the cryptographic keys that protect websites, virtual private networks, and Internet servers. The feat allows hackers to passively decrypt hundreds of millions of encrypted communications as well as cryptographically impersonate key owners.
Experts said expired domains are often purchased with the intent of advertising, but researchers noted these domains and abandoned SDKs present an opportunity for threat actors to target mobile users.
An article in yesterday's USA Today by Kim Komando, How to keep hackers out of your router, claims that updating the firmware in a router will keep out hackers. This is not even close to being true and, in another context, would be considered malpractice.
I'll illustrate how flawed her premise is with an analogy. Suppose you went to a doctor seeking advice on being as healthy as possible and were told that simply taking a vitamin pill is all that's necessary to live to 100. Obviously, there's more to it.