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You Don't Have To Tell US Police Your Phone Passcode 

By all means, try to avoid getting arrested. But if you do end up in trouble with the law, remember that you don’t have to give police your phone passcode ever. Forcing people to self-incriminate is unconstitutional, which is why a Pennsylvania court just ruled that forcing people to reveal phone passwords violates the Fifth Amendment.

Turns Out Ashley Madison's Uncrackable Passwords Are Actually Very Crackable

It was little solace to victims of the Ashley Madison hack that the company had kept their passwords extra secure. Some even said the hashing algorithm was bulletproof. But — oops! — it turns out Ashley Madison made a programming error. Hobbyists have now already deciphered over 11 million passwords from the leaked accounts.

Humans Suck At Coming Up With Good Android Lock Patterns

We’re pretty terrible at coming up with good passwords, but if you thought we were better when it comes to Android lock patterns, you’d be wrong. New research shows that the Tic-Tac-Toe style patterns people devise to unlock their phones often follow dismally predictable rules.

MLB Teams Are Hacking Each Other's Dumb Passwords Now, Apparently

The FBI’s Houston office is conducting an investigation into an alleged cyberattack against the Houston Astros by the St Louis Cardinals, according to a New York Times report today. It’s the first time a pro sports team has hacked a rival (or the first time they have gotten caught), and involves — surprise! — a terrible, awful, embarrassing password mistake.

Am I An Idiot For Still Using A Password Manager? 

Hackers broke into popular password manager LastPass this week, which raises some obvious questions: If the service you use to protect your passwords from getting compromised gets compromised, should you still use it? Is it really wise to store all our passwords in the cloud?

LastPass, Defender Of Our Passwords, Just Got Hacked

Is nothing sacred? LastPass, the service charged with keeping track of all our disparate online security measures with just one master password, was hacked last Friday — as detailed by the company’s own blog post published today. That is not good news.

Start Memorising Your Six-Digit iPhone Passcode

If you have an Apple device new enough to have TouchID, you’ll need to start thinking of new passcodes for iOS 9. Apple is getting rid of the four-digit passcode in its upcoming software upgrade.

New Google Platform Will Save Your Passwords On Third-Party Apps

Straight up too much time is spent punching a wide array of passwords for various apps onto the tiny text fields of our phones. Google’s trying to fix that with the Identity Platform, new tools for developers to help keep users signed into their apps in a secure, hassle-free way.

Brainprint: Your Mind's Reaction To Certain Words Could Be Your Password

We’ve heard a lot about how our bodies — our faces, our irises, even our heartbeats — will replace passwords. Now, a group of neuroscientists are adding another body part to that list: the brain. Or more specifically, the brain’s response to certain words.

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