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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.

Basically everyone reuses their passwords

Basically everyone reuses their passwords Every once in a while I have to log into a website I haven't been to in, say, a year.I type in my username and password, hit enter, and the internet yells at me.

There's a new reason to hate Coachella

There's a new reason to hate Coachella You know the drill by now: A website was hacked, personal information may have been stolen, and now a company will have to make promises about the future of its cybersecurity.Folks who have accounts on the website of music festival Coachella.

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data

Flight electronics ban will separate passengers from their private data If yours was left behind in a checked bag at some airport terminal, you'd be rendered somewhat useless until you got it back.That's not to say it'd be the easiest job in the world.

LastPass exploit allows remote code execution and password theft

LastPass exploit allows remote code execution and password theft When you set up an account, LastPass helps you generate strong passwords and store your logins with its encrypted vault.The new exploit in the browser extension was discovered by Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy, who also found the exploit LastPass rushed to patch last week.