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Privacy

Twitter hack leads to massive password reset

This week, Twitter reset many users’ passwords after an “unknown website or online service” compromised accounts. Twitter meant to implement this routine security procedure on only the accounts that seemed compromised, but the social network unintentionally reset many more passwords than it should have, leaving users both confused and annoyed. In the aftermath, users are […]

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How to protect yourself from any data breach

Data breaches are becoming the norm.  From Zappos to Playstation Network to Global Payments to LinkedIn, it seems like there’s another one every day.  There really is a black market for your data:  the Identity Theft Assistance Center reports that 8.1 million adults in the U.S. suffered identity theft in 2011, each of whom lost […]

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Heads up, geeks and gamers: Bioware is the latest data breach victim

It’s a hard life being a gamer nowadays with all these data breaches:  first Epsilon, then Playstation Network, and now Bioware. The well-loved gaming company broke news of the breach this morning to their registered users, warning that “hackers may have obtained information such as user account names and passwords, email addresses, and birth dates […]

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Masked Emails: an easy way to protect yourself from the next big data breach

First Epsilon, then Playstation Network (PSN)…the question isn’t whether another big breach will happen; it’s when.  But even if big tech corporations like Sony can’t protect your data, you can protect it yourself with a simple trick. Hackers stole the info from over 100 million accounts in two separate data breaches, 77 million on Playstation […]

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Massive new data breach: was your email part of the Epsilon data breach?

Everyone needs to take care to not get too angry at Epsilon, but get even with hackers and get in control of your online privacy.

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