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Twitter Accidentally Reset Users' Passwords

Don’t panic! Your Twitter account hasn’t been hacked, the password has just been accidentally reset.


A Key You Can Photograph Is A Key That Can Be Copied

If you take a picture of a car or house key, could you use that picture to get a copy made? Yes — quite trivially, actually. I have a folder on my laptop that is filled with photos people have taken of their keys and put onto the internet. Every few weeks, I take some idle time and associate one of those keys to an address (lot of Googling, mostly) and then I decode the cuts in the key.


How Well 100 Popular Online Retail Sites Look After Your Password

Ever wondered if the site that you’re typing your credit card details in can really be trusted? Well, a new report reveals how well 100 top retail sites look after your details.


The 25 Most Popular Passwords Of 2013: God Help Us

You’d think that, by this point, people would start being a little more discerning with their passwords. You would be wrong. And here are the 25 most common (i.e. worst) passwords of 2013 to prove it.


Your Hacked LinkedIn Password Is Art

Last year, LinkedIn suffered the embarrassment of having millions of its users’ passwords stolen. So someone went and turned it into art. Of course they did.


Microsoft Research's Magical Internet Machine Guesses Your Passwords

Got a super-secure password? Maybe you shouldn’t be so sure. Telepasswords can help you find out and practically read your mind in the process.


Somehow, Everyone's Password Is Still '123456'

A team of security researchers just stumbled across a massive cache of two million login credentials for sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and ADP payroll. Shockingly, a large number of the passwords were overwhelmingly dumb.


New Malware Can Jump Air Gaps Using Inaudible Sound

A team of computer scientists has developed a new breed of malware that can leap between devices using inaudible audio signals, and then covertly transmit passwords and other sensitive data without a network connection. Using just built-in microphones and speakers, the researchers can transmit passwords and other small quantities data over distances of 20m.


Internet Password Logbooks Shouldn't Be A Thing

Writing down your passwords is dumb. But buying a logbook specifically to write them down, in a single place, which announces to the world that it contains all of your passwords? That’s even dumber.


The Dumb Ways Some Websites Store Your Passwords

In an ideal world, passwords would be secured so tightly that not even the best hacker could get the merest sniff of your details. Sadly, that’s not always the case.