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Posts Tagged ‘password’

Password security questions “flawed” claims research

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Password reminder questions are posing a risk to internet users, according to research from Edinburgh and Cambridge universities. (more…)

How secure are your passwords?

Friday, February 19th, 2010

K7 Computing founder Jayaraman Kesavardhanan talks about how the setting up of secure passwords is still not quite as straight forward as it perhaps should be. (more…)

Twitter blacklists passwords in security drive

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Twitter has taken the unusual step of banning users from using certain passwords when they sign up to new accounts in an effort to encourage better password security. (more…)

Hotmail hack reveals worrying state of passwords

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Password security is once again in the spotlight after a recent phishing attack on Hotmail users after it was revealed that users who had seen their accounts hacked were using woefully inadequate passwords. (more…)

Unsupervised inmate shuts down prison IT system

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The computer system at a British prison was shut down entirely this week, after prison officials asked a convicted cyber criminal to reprogram it. (more…)

Researchers unlock Torpig botnet

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Security researchers claim that they have uncovered crucial information on the workings of one of the world’s biggest botnets after hijacking as much as 70GB of data in just 10 days. (more…)

What’s the password?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The recent password scandal with the social networking site Twitter, in which several high profile users including Barack Obama and Britney Spears had their profiles vandalised, has raised the issue of password security once again. (more…)