Password

Google Ditches Passwords In Favour Of Passkeys

Google to make 'passkeys' the default login option for Google Accounts, as it seeks to transition to a password free…

8 months ago

Google Deploys Passkeys, Cites ‘Beginning Of End’ For Passwords

No need for a password to login into Google accounts, as they now support passkeys to replace passwords and 2FA

1 year ago

Quarter of Staff Duplicate Passwords, Survey Finds

World Password Day. Survey from law firm Womble Bond Dickinson finds 25 percent of staff duplicate their passwords

1 year ago

Netflix Expands Password Sharing Crackdown

Streaming giant Netflix password says sharing by 100 million households is impacting its ability to invest in new TV and…

1 year ago

LastPass Owner GoTo Confirms Hackers Stole Customers’ Backups

It gets worse. Confirmation from LastPass owner GoTo that hackers stole encrypted backups and encryption key for portion of them

1 year ago

Brits Spend 22 Hours Per Year Changing Passwords, ExpressVPN Finds

ExpressVPN study finds one in ten people in the UK change their passwords daily, with 34 percent needing help for…

2 years ago

Netflix To Begin Password Crackdown In 2023

Streaming giant Netflix beats Q3 expectations and adds 2.4 million subscribers, while confirming global password crackdown next year

2 years ago

Plex Breach Exposes Account Data, Including Passwords

Security breach at Plex has compromised account information, including usernames, email addresses, and even hashed passwords

2 years ago

Most Brits Rely On Memory To Manage Passwords, Says Bitwarden

Bitwarden survey finds majority of Brits rely on memory for their passwords, with many having to reset on a daily…

2 years ago

Netflix To Start Charging For Password Sharing

After two subscription price rises, it emerges that Netflix knows when a person shares their password with others, and will…

2 years ago

UK Donates Stolen Passwords To Have I Been Pwned Website

National Crime Agency (NCA) donates a recovered database of 585 million stolen passwords to Troy Hunt's famous disclosure service

2 years ago

LogMeIn To Spin Off LassPass As Separate Cloud Security Firm

Six years after it acquired LassPass for $110 million, LogMeIn says it will spin out the unit as a separate…

2 years ago

Government PSTI Bill To Protect Consumer Tech From Cyber Threats

Ban on easy to guess default passwords, plus obligation on manufacturers to be transparent about cyber, included in new government…

3 years ago

Microsoft Looks Beyond Password Protection For Accounts

Future is 'passwordless' says Microsoft, as it gives users option to delete account passwords and login via authenticator app

3 years ago

Old Routers Pose Security Risk, Warns Which?

Elderly routers that can no longer receive firmware updates posed security risk to millions of people, consumer group Which? warns

3 years ago

Netflix Tests Crackdown On Password Sharing

Tightening up of account sharing as Netflix confirms test of account passwords, to ensure people are authorised to use account

3 years ago

World’s Worse Passwords Revealed By NordPass

Oh dear, Despite persistent cyber threats, research from NordPass reveals the most commonly used password is still '123456'

4 years ago

GoDaddy Warns Customers Of Password Breach

Attackers gained access to customers' websites last October, says hosting giant, but only via SSH, with 'main accounts' not affected

4 years ago

Tesco Warns 600,000 Clubcard Holders Of Fraud

Supermarket is issuing new cards to 600,000 Clubcard account holders after discovering some accounts had been compromised

4 years ago

Apple Joins FIDO Alliance To Replace Passwords With Trusted Devices

Significant development? The FIDO Alliance that aims to remove the need for passwords, signs Apple as new board member

4 years ago

Sky Customers Told To Change Passwords – Report

Incident or just best practice? Sky urges account holders to change passwords, prompting speculation of an incident

5 years ago

Have I Been Pwned Website Up For Sale

Needs support. Troy Hunt puts popular security website up for sale as admin and coding take him close to burn-out

5 years ago

Mozilla Strengthens Privacy With Firefox Lockwise Password Manager

Open source community also bolsters Firefox security with tracking protection set to default

5 years ago

Google Admits To Storing Unhashed Passwords

My bad. Google admission after it stored plain text passwords for 14 years on its internal systems

5 years ago

Most Hacked Passwords Revealed By NCSC

Riskiest passwords to use revealed by UK cybersecurity agency, includes "123456" and "password"

5 years ago

Facebook Uploaded 1.5 Million Email Contacts

Oh dear, oh dear. Facebook admits uploading email contact data on 1.5 million people without consent

5 years ago

Facebook Takes Down Exposed User Data On Amazon Server

Mexican firm responsible however refuses to accept 540 million records on Facebook users was sensitive

5 years ago

Facebook Stored Millions Of Passwords Unprotected

Oh dear. 600 million passwords stored in plain text with no encryption, social network admits

5 years ago

Collection 2 Data Breach Exposes 2.2 Billion Unique Accounts

Massive new data dump of 2.2 records are being distributed on hacker forums and torrents

5 years ago

Collection 1 Data Breach Exposes 773 Million Email Addresses

One of the largest ever data breaches includes hundreds of millions emails and 21 million passwords

5 years ago