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Hackers have the U.S. government and FBI saying ‘DeleteMe’

On Monday, Feb. 8, an anonymous hacker–who may be part of a larger operation–published a list of 20,000 FBI employees which included their names, phone numbers, email addresses and titles. This came shortly after the hacker posted a similar list of 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers. The FBI in total employs 35,000 people according […]

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New year, new you: Time to change those passwords

According to the fifth annual report by SplashData, the average person hasn’t changed their tune when creating passwords, and most of us certainly haven’t learned since last year. The report listed the Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2015, compiled from a list of over 2 million leaked passwords from 2015. The top two worst passwords […]

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How your digital life can be compromised in 47 seconds

It can happen to you. In the Digital Age, we are constantly creating online passwords for new accounts, from online newspaper subscriptions to online shopping platforms. Since it is nearly impossible to remember all of the usernames and passwords, many of us link accounts or keep passwords saved on our devices for automatic login. Somehow, […]

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The Week in Privacy

Even fingerprints can be hacked, hacker group says Fingerprints may not be a foolproof method for protecting sensitive data, Europe’s largest hacker consortium reports this week. A hacker who calls himself “Starbug”, presenting at the Chaos Computer Club’s annual convention, describes how he coupled commercially available software with an image of the German defense minister’s thumb […]

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