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Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers

Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers The company has now revealed that it had 500 million accounts stolen (previous reports pegged the number at 200 million) and that state actors may have been responsible.Motherboard first took note of a sale of 200 million accounts in August, and the low price of $2,000 seems to imply that the information may be incorrect.

Our lax attitude to passwords is 'leaving the front door open' to trouble

Our lax attitude to passwords is 'leaving the front door open' to trouble Of users surveyed, 18% stated they’ve encountered a hack attempt, and only 30% create new, effective passwords for different online accounts.“These mistakes, in turn, are effectively like leaving the front door open to emails, bank accounts, personal files and more,” he continues.

Facebook just added support for physical security keys and that's a big plus

Facebook just added support for physical security keys and that's a big plus When the rollout of its newest privacy tools, Facebook snuck in a very useful update: support for physical security keys.Something you know, like a password, and something you have, like a physical key.

New leak exposes a trove of personal passwords and sensitive info

New leak exposes a trove of personal passwords and sensitive info And to make things worse, we don't even know the full extent of the damage yet.There's a long list of sites that could be affected, and new ones are bound to be added, so stay vigilant.