What Happened When The DEA Demanded Passwords From LastPass

What Happened When The DEA Demanded Passwords From LastPass

The DEA was seeking information related to a LastPass customer, Stephan Caamano, suspected of dealing drugs via the dark Web and Reddit, according to a search warrant detailing the request.

UK ministers urge internet users to increase online security

UK ministers urge internet users to increase online security

And less than half of those surveyed do not always use a strong, separate password for their main email account. NCSC’s Technical Director Dr Ian Levy added: "Password re-use is a major risk that can be avoided - nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team or favourite band.

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

Facebook waited until the Mueller report dropped to tell us millions of Instagram passwords were exposed

While just about every reporter was poring over the document, Facebook updated a blog post from March indicating that passwords had been exposed, stored as readable text (as opposed to securely encrypted), for hundreds of millions of Facebook users and thousands of Instagram users.

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts without their consent

A Facebook spokesperson said before May 2016, it offered an option to verify a user's account using their email password and voluntarily upload their contacts at the same time. Facebook now plans to notify the 1.5 million users affected over the coming days and delete their contacts from the company's systems.

Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook accidentally scraped the email contacts of 1.5 million users

"Last month we stopped offering email password verification as an option for people verifying their account when signing up for Facebook for the first time," a Facebook spokesperson said an a statement to Mashable.

Julian Assange's Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password

Julian Assange's Prosecution is about Much More Than Attempting to Hack a Password

Here the government says the single charge of attempted, apparently unsuccessful assistance in password cracking can carry five years in prison, although under the sentencing guidelines the actual sentence would likely be lower.

The Full Guide to Securing Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The Full Guide to Securing Your Data Over Wi-Fi

The hacker then connects to a real access point using a different wireless card, effectively funneling all of the information through their system before moving it along to the second network.

How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera

How to increase your chances of finding a hidden camera

Step 3: Scan the house network to identify potential cameras. That is, if a host wants to hide a camera they can connect it to a network that you may not have access to.

Should you be concerned about LastPass uploading your passwords to its server?

Should you be concerned about LastPass uploading your passwords to its server?

No changes to any of the other actions which will provide the server with the key to decrypt your data: Opening Account Settings, Security Challenge, History, Bookmarklets, Credit Monitoring Linking to a personal account Adding an identity Importing data if the binary component isn’t installed Printing all sites Some of these actions will prompt you to re-enter your master password.

‘Beyond Sketchy’: Facebook Demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

‘Beyond Sketchy’: Facebook Demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

Just two weeks after admitting it stored hundreds of millions of its users’ own passwords insecurely, Facebook is demanding some users fork over the password for their outside email account as the price of admission to the social network.

The 5 Best Phones for Privacy & Security

The 5 Best Phones for Privacy & Security

All five phones use the AES encryption standard, with BlackBerry being the only one on our list to opt for the less secure (but easier to process) 128-bit key.

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected

According to security reporter Brian Krebs, who cited a “senior Facebook insider”, “access logs showed some 2,000 engineers or developers made approximately nine million internal queries for data elements that contained plaintext user passwords”.

EFF Submits Consumer Data Privacy Comment to the California Attorney General

EFF Submits Consumer Data Privacy Comment to the California Attorney General

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed comments on two issues: first, how to verify consumer requests to companies for access to personal information, and for deletion of that information; and second, how to make the process of opting out of the sale of data easy, using the framework already in place for the Do Not Track (DNT) system.

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Man arrested for selling one million Netflix, Spotify, Hulu passwords

Police in Australia have arrested a man who allegedly made AU $300,000 (US $211,000) running a website which sold the account passwords of popular online subscription services including Netflix, Spotify, Hulu, PSN, and Origin.

The Ten Commandments of crypto security – By Panama Crypto

The Ten Commandments of crypto security – By Panama Crypto

Two-factor authentication (2FA), keeps hackers, phishing, attempts at bay because once it is enabled on your email account, anybody that tries to break into your email would need to have physical or remote access to the device you have the 2FA app installed (either Google Authenticator or Authy) in order to produce the Time-based One-Time Passcode (TOTP) directly within the app.

Porn block: UK free porn website ban starts on 1 April – what it means

Porn block: UK free porn website ban starts on 1 April – what it means

Non-compliance The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the UK’s pornography regulator, states that pornographic websites which do the following will not be considered compliant with the new law: Any porn site that fails to comply with the news rules will face a fine of up to £250,000, or a blanket block by UK internet service providers.

Browser extensions could be spying on you, and that is not their fault

Browser extensions could be spying on you, and that is not their fault

Since most of the extensions were installed without carefully looking into requested permissions, there is a good chance that you don’t remember what exactly some of your extensions doing. You can install it by following the link: Augeas: Clean browser from spying extensions - Chrome Web Store Why another extension?

How Do I Know If My Email Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach?

How Do I Know If My Email Has Been Leaked in a Data Breach?

Since most people still recycle versions of their passwords, once one of them is released in a data leak, it could mean that all of your online accounts are compromised thanks to bad password hygiene .

Does 2-Factor Authentication Stop Phishing Attacks?

Does 2-Factor Authentication Stop Phishing Attacks?

There are various methods that can be used to bypass 2-factor authentication, for instance, if a user is directed to a phishing page and enters their credentials, the hacker can then use those details in real-time to login to the legitimate site.

Researchers warn of serious password manager flaws

Researchers warn of serious password manager flaws

'Although password managers provide some utility for storing login/passwords and limit password reuse, these applications are a vulnerable target for the mass collection of this data through malicious hacking campaigns.' ISE researchers concentrated their efforts on four of the most popular password management services around: 1Password, in both legacy and current forms, Dashlane, KeePass, and LastPass.

Password Managers: Under the Hood of Secrets Management

Password Managers: Under the Hood of Secrets Management

However, while KeePass attempts to keep secrets secure by scrubbing them from memory, there are obviously errors in these workflows as we have discovered that while even in a locked state, we were able to extract entries that had been interacted with.

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

With the Google Assistant built in, your security system is now even more helpful.” More cybersecurity news Kid’s creepy smartwatch recalled as hackers can locate and talk to kids While we are on the topic of potentially creepy IoT devices, it would be remiss not to mention the European Commission’s recall of the Enox Safe-Kid-One smartwatch, which poses a “serious” risk to kids since attackers could locate or even communicate with kids wearing the high-tech watch.

I got a data breach alert. What next?

I got a data breach alert. What next?

With access to your email inbox, the perpetrator can reset and change your passwords to all the other online services you use, including Facebook, Netflix and Google. With access to your email inbox, the perpetrator is able to take full control of your online life.

Modern Alternatives to PGP

Modern Alternatives to PGP

But the most widespread uses of PGP are machine-oriented, for needs like package signing and local file encryption. Original need: Linux distributions and many other software update mechanisms use PGP signatures to prevent malicious mirrors or network attackers from altering the contents of their packages.

Tails report for January, 2019

Tails report for January, 2019

The month started with this questions: But after the release of Tails 3.12, the hottest topics were: Our infrastructure was targeted by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that caused a couple of temporary outages.

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

Nest Secure had a secret microphone, can now be a Google Assistant

Nest Guard does have one on-device microphone that is not enabled by default.” [ Read also: The IoT security survival guide | Get the latest from CSO: Sign up for our newsletters ] Nest Secure owners have been able to use Google Assistant and voice commands, but it previously required a separate Google Assistant device to hear your commands.

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

When asked how OkCupid plans to prevent account hacks in the future, the spokesperson said the company had “no further comment.” In fact, when we checked, OkCupid was just one of many major dating sites — like Match, PlentyOfFish, Zoosk, Badoo, JDate, and eHarmony — that didn’t use two-factor authentication at all.

Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords

Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords

More than 7,000 vulnerable temperature controlled systems , manufactured by U.K.-based firm Resource Data Management, are accessible from the internet and can be controlled by simply plugging in its default password found in documentation on the company’s website, according to Noam Rotem, one of the security researchers who found the vulnerable systems.

Best Privacy Tools for a Private 2019

Best Privacy Tools for a Private 2019

Most of the responses can be divided into separate categories: Search Engines Mail Clients Browsers Browser Plugins Password Managers Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Messaging Cloud Storage 2 Factor login Android OS Other Here is a list of those that where mentioned most often as the preferred software/tool in each category.

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

Researcher finds macOS bug but won’t share details with Apple

Yet Henze won't help Apple patch the exploit because its bug bounty program only pays out to researchers for disclosing bugs on iOS and not macOS.

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