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Social Networking Safety: How to Protect your Information and Identity

April 4th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News, Industry News No Comments »
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Social Networking Safety: How to Protect your Information and Identity   In light of Facebook’s recent privacy incident, there’s even more reason than ever to check what information you are sharing. Here are some tips to help ensure you and your colleagues are at your safest online. There are a few questions you can ask [...]

Cyber crime: A third of people in Yorkshire admit to sharing online passwords

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Senior police officers leading the fight against cyber crime in Yorkshire and the Humber have urged the public to take basic precautions after statistics revealed almost one in three people in the region had shared their passwords with someone else. Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/cyber-crime-a-third-of-people-in-yorkshire-admit-to-sharing-online-passwords-1-8203148

Amazon finds cache of reused passwords: change yours now!

October 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon has reset some customers’ passwords and asked them to change them, according to reports. Amazon says that during “routine monitoring,” it stumbled on a set of email and password sets posted online. Read more: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/10/11/amazon-finds-cache-of-reused-passwords-change-yours-now/

More plaintext passwords leaked, nearly 100 MILLION of them!

September 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Russian site Rambler, a popular web portal and free email service, is the latest company to be named in a data breach notification. Rambler didn’t publish the notification itself: it comes from serial breach-pimping website LeakedSource, which has recently outed several old breaches, including dumping cracked passwords. Recent data breach articles by LeakedSource mention VerticalScope, […]

Dropbox hack leads to 68 million passwords dumped online

September 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Earlier in the week, Dropbox forced password resets after stumbling across user credentials online that it believes were stolen in a 2012 breach. Our security teams are always watching out for new threats to our users. As part of these ongoing efforts, we learned about an old set of Dropbox user credentials (email addresses plus […]

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