Web app checks for compromised LinkedIn passwords

A New York-based Web developer and his colleagues have built a Web-based application for people to see if their LinkedIn password hash is among 6.5 million released on a Russian hacker forum.The password

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

6.5 million LinkedIn passwords hacked

LinkedIn users have been advised to change their passwords immediately after an unconfirmed report claimed that millions of 'unsalted' hashed passwords have turned up on a Russian hacker Web site.According to the Norwegian

Published on: June 7th, 2012 John E. Dunn

HTC scrambles to fix Android WiFi flaw

Some users of HTC Android phones will have to wait until next week to get a fix for a problem that could leak credentials used to gain access to Wi-Fi networks, including corporate

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Tim Greene and Jared Newman

25 worst passwords of 2011

Internet users never learn. No matter how many times we hear about obvious, hackable passwords, people keep using them. And the situation doesn't seem to be getting better.Below is a list of the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Jared Newman

10 identity management metrics that matter

Within the IT security community, identity- and access-management (IAM) initiatives are considered high value, but are notoriously problematic to deploy. Yet despite IAM's complexity, it represents 30 per cent or more of the

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Frank Villavicencio

Weak passwords the target of

A new Widows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend. The worm, dubbed "Morto" by Microsoft and Helsinki-based F-Secure, has

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

How to avoid a News of the World-style phone hack

The bad news – all it takes is a bit of time and diligence for anyone, even a person without technological expertise, to hack into another person’s mobile phone - just as some

Published on: July 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Consumer-focused trade-offs compromise Apple iOS, Android security: Symantec

Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems may have been built with security in mind, but both companies' efforts to appease consumer wants have also compromised business security needs, says a report

Published on: June 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to make a great password you won’t forget

Your e-mail password is your last line of defense when it comes to online privacy and security; if a hacker cracks that, they could potentially reset the passwords of and gain access to

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Alex Wawro

Kaspersky launches small office security product

Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest private Internet security firm, is tapping into the very small business market for the first time with its newest security software. Kaspersky Small Office Security (KSOS), launched March

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

How Google and Apple will eliminate passwords

Imagine sitting down at a public PC, surfing the Web, visiting Facebook, checking your online bank account and buying something on Amazon.com -- all without entering passwords or credit card information. It gets

Published on: February 1st, 2011 Mike Elgan

4 tools to protect and manage multiple passwords

When the popular Web site Gawker was hacked into recently, more than a million user IDs and passwords were released. If you were one of the people compromised that's annoying -- very annoying.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Video Interview: BitDefender speaks on Facebook perils for SMBs

Lose lips sink ship, an old war-time poster tagline which could be still applicable to businesses that are cultivating a social media presence.Posts and conversations we have over social networking sites could potentially

Published on: October 12th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

A dozen simple steps to secure your PC

The late-summer sales are great news if you're a PC vendor: it's one of the busiest trading periods outside of Christmas. Back-to-school purchasing is big business, and technology is one of its greatest

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Rosemary Hattersley