Payment card and personal information of approximately 1.4 million Viator.com customers may have been compromised in a breach that was confirmed late last Friday.
Apple has announced that the two-step verification option for iCloud accounts now also extends to iCloud backups, preventing attackers who know the target's password from installing the target's backup on a new device and, thusly, from accessing the information contained in it.
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.
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