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  • The ramifications of the LinkedIn password leak

    07.06.2012

    LinkedIn has finally confirmed that some of the passwords that were leaked yesterday correspond to LinkedIn accounts, and has issued a list of steps that they are taking in order to ensure that that the leak doesn't result in hijacked accounts: 1.

  • eHarmony confirms leak of their users' passwords

    07.06.2012

    News that an unknown individual leaked what appeared to be a batch of 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords on a Russian forum and asked for help in decrypting them spread like fire yesterday, and the users of the popular professional social network have been urged to change their passwords.

  • 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked

    06.06.2012

    It has been a tough 24 hours for LinkedIn. First they were accused of storing users' potentially confidential private and business information on the company servers without their knowledge, and then it has been discovered that a batch of what are allegedly the LinkedIn passwords of some 6.5 million users was published on a Russian forum.

  • LinkedIn privacy fail

    06.06.2012

    The LinkedIn mobile app for iOS devices has been discovered sending potentially confidential private and business information to the company servers without the users' knowledge.

  • Users worry about data security, but still trust social networks

    24.04.2012

    Although the majority of people (71 percent) are worried about the amount of personal information held online, a significant proportion would still share confidential information with people they didn’t know, with almost a third (32 percent) stating they would send a password, bank account number or their mother’s maiden name via email or a social networking website, say the result of a recent Faronics survey exploring UK web users’ attitudes to online security.




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Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


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