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2012-09-05 23:00:34

my1login launches free ℠password strength meter´ in a bid to encourage safer password management practices...so, how ℠hackable´ is YOUR password? (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Poor online password management is a “ticking time-bomb” that could ultimately result in identity theft, financial fraud and reputational damage on a massive scale for individuals and businesses alike, according to a leading security expert. Mike Newman, CEO of online security firm...

LinkedIn Gets Slapped With Possible Class Action
2012-06-21 14:39:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Turns out you can´t have an immense security breach without some kind of consequences. When millions of LinkedIn passwords were leaked earlier this month, one question appeared as a common refrain all over the Internet: “How did this happen?” As the news unfolded, it was discovered that LinkedIn was using a less-than-secure method to encrypt their data, something called an unsalted SHA-1 format. Many experts have called this kind of...

More Hacking…This Time, It's last.fm
2012-06-07 14:36:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com If you haven´t changed your passwords yet, the time to do so is now, especially if you use the same password on multiple sites. Joining LinkedIn and eHarmony´s password breach today is music-minded social site Last.fm. The site was quick to acknowledge the possible password breach today, posting a blog on their site to say they were investigating the leak of some passwords. “We will never email you a direct link to update your settings...

2011-12-31 08:00:00

Making a New Year´s resolution to protect privacy in 2012 just got easier with three free software programs released by MerlinCryption. Highly useful and handy, MerlinFileView, MerlinShred, and MerlinMD5 inspire good security habits that every data protection toolbox should include. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Making a New Year´s resolution to protect privacy in 2012 just got easier with three free software programs released by MerlinCryption. Highly useful and handy,...

2011-11-21 11:54:00

LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --If you're one of those people who thought it was clever to use "password" as your password, it's time to wisen up and make a change. Switching the "o" to a zero to make it "passw0rd"? Not much better. Both are on the list of the 25 most common passwords used on the Internet this year, according to SplashData, a well-known provider of password management applications. Other common passwords include simple numerical choices like "123456,"...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

Revealing or bypassing passwords protecting suspectsâ mobile devices is one of the most important goals in todayâs mobile forensics. Oxygen Software performs a forensic study of device password and pattern lock protection of Android devices, discovers ways to reveal or bypass such protection, and analyzes forensic feasibility of doing so. Moscow, Russia (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 In this study, Oxygen Software enhances forensic feasibility of recovering or bypassing...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

Password Vault Manager helps users store and manage sensitive data, while minimizing the security risks of sharing documents. (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 Devolutions, a Canadian-based enterprise software development firm with more than 125,000 users in over 60 countries, announced today the launch of Password Vault Manager: a solution that allows users to safely guard passwords, credit card numbers, bank account information, serial numbers, alarm codes and other sensitive data. In addition to...

2011-09-29 05:00:00

MOSCOW, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. updates Phone Password Breaker, adding the ability to recover BlackBerry device passwords if the user-selectable "Security Password" option is enabled to encrypt media card data. By analyzing information stored on encrypted media cards, Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker can try millions of password combinations per second, recovering a fairly long 7-character password in a matter of hours. With the ability to recover...

2011-09-12 22:37:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Satechi, innovative designer and manufacturer of consumer electronics accessories, is excited to introduce the LockDown, portable external SATA Hard Drive Enclosure that not only keeps your data securely with a encrypted 256 bit hardware password protection but also provides Super-Speed data transfer through USB 3.0. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110912/CG66987) Satechi Lockdown Personal Security System offers powerful...

2011-08-17 00:00:31

Sticky Password for iPhone officially released today. The popular password manager by Lamantine Software now provides iPhone users with secure and quick access to password-protected websites. The new iPhone app is available free to Sticky Password customers. (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Sticky Password for iPhone launched today by Lamantine Software. The new Sticky Password application for managing passwords is now available for iPhone. iPhone users are sure to appreciate the new app, which has...