Transport service company Uber has had its fair share of problems through the years, but lately instances of hacked accounts and fraudulently booked trips seem to have increased, fueling speculations that the company has suffered a data breach.
EllisLab, the company behind the popular ExpressionEngine CMS, has suffered a breach after hackers managed to gain unauthorized access to its servers.
Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome, which was released on Wednesday, has received its first critical security update less than 24 hours later, as infosec consultant Paul Moore came up with a simple exploit that bypasses it.
Google developers have created Password Alert, an open source Chrome extension that aims to prevent users from entering their Google password in a phishing site or, alternatively, alert them when they did so and urge them to change their password.
As users are instructed to create ever more complex passwords, and developers are starting to use encryption methods more difficult to crack than standard hashing functions, password crackers (and penetration testers) must wisely choose which type of password attack to try first, second, and so on.
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