Popular IRC network Freenode has suffered a security breach and is asking users to change their passwords, as they might have been compromised.
By now, you might have heard that there has been a leak of a nearly 5 million username and password combinations associated with Google accounts.
The Internet is full of advice on how users should go about choosing strong passwords, and on what schemes web admins should implement to make them do so and what protection mechanisms should be used to protect those accounts, but according to a group of researchers from Microsoft and the Carleton University in Canada, there is little available guidance that is actually supported by clear, solid evidence.
California-based domain registrar and web hosting firm Namecheap has been targeted by hackers, the company's VP of hosting Matt Russell warned on Monday, and said that the attackers are using username and password data gathered from third party sites to brute-force their way into their customers' accounts.
The Reveton screen-locking ransomware is still with us, and it's evolving.