Passwords

  • Yahoo hacked again. What you need to do

    … Yahoo hacked again. What you need to do Yesterday, Yahoo announced that 500 million accounts had been stolen by a state-sponsored hack back in 2014. So if you use Yahoo Mail, or any other of their services like Flickr, it’s time to change your password once again. Even if you’ve changed your password since the hack took place it is recommended…

    Greg's Corner- 11 readers -
  • Facebook: No SMS Charges for Account Kit Until August 2018

    … to login to their applications with their phone numbers or email addresses and to register for their applications without creating passwords, making the process simpler for users and hopefully boosting engagement for developers. Mak also said in the blog post that since its introduction in April, Account Kit has been implemented by developers in 26 countries, resulting in conversion rates of up to 90 percent. Developers: What have your experiences been like with Facebook’s Account Kit? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 7 readers -
  • eBay App Adds One Time Password, Touch ID, Android Wear Support

    … their password the next time they want to browse eBay. In addition, iOS users now have access to Touch ID authentication, which allows them to login to eBay using their fingerprints. Elsewhere, eBay introduced support for Android Wear devices. Now, when a user receives an item notification on their Wear device, they’ll be able to view the item’s title…

    AllTwitter- 12 readers -
  • Can Data Security Keep Up With Fraud, Bots and Hackers?

    … Hacking, fraud, and malicious bot activity online is getting more sophisticated. As businesses work to eliminate weak points in their security infrastructure, passwords may become obsolete. But are there more breaches, or is there simply more awareness related to breaches, hacking and fraud? Motherboard contributor Jason Cox noted…

    Inside Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Does Your Social Media Strategy Address Customer Security Concerns?

    … The majority of adults today use some form of social media to keep in touch with friends, find dates and chat about their interests, but in the aftermath of last year’s Ashley Madison hack, many users across platforms are feeling a little too vulnerable. When a Facebook ad pops up for a product that we looked for a few days before, we wonder…

    AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 14 readers -
  • 72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025 (Infographic)

    … In an increasingly sophisticated infrastructure, username/password combinations are a standard but persistently weak link in digital security. Not even Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is immune to poor password practices and sensitive user information leaks. A report from Telesign examines the future of the password and of online…

    AllTwitterin Facebook- 17 readers -
  • Twitter Responds to Reports of Leaked Passwords

    … Twitter responded to widespread reports of security breaches and leaked passwords with a blog post by trust and information security officer Michael Coates. Coates wrote that Twitter investigated recent claims of user names and passwords for sale, and it found that the information was not obtained by hacking its servers: The purported Twitter…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 5 readers -
  • What’s Next for Our Weak But Resilient Password System? (Report)

    … Leak after leak has demonstrated that passwords are perhaps the weakest part of our digital security infrastructure. Users create weak passwords, companies do not maintain good infrastructure, hacking tools grow increasingly sophisticated and our password system continue to look like a relic. A white paper from Gigya analyzes where we might go…

    AllFacebook- 10 readers -
  • 2012 LinkedIn Security Breach Strikes Again

    … A 2012 security breach that revealed the passwords of LinkedIn members is rearing its ugly head again. Chief information security officer Cory Scott announced in a blog post that the email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million users obtained in the 2012 breach were released, writing: In 2012, LinkedIn was the victim…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Social- 10 readers -
  • Data Selfie Wants to Demystify Data Collection for Internet Users

    … skeptical. Many high-profile leaks have demonstrated that lots of personal data is improperly secured, and users aren’t helping the situation by choosing bad passwords or failing to practice good security hygiene. If any progress is to be made, then internet users need to understand the kind of data that companies collect, and how their online behavior…

    AllTwitter- 7 readers -
  • What is the Clear Web, Deep Web, and Dark Web?

    … software. Use many strong passwords – don’t have a single password for everything. We use Dashlane for this! Be vigilant when using public WiFi. It may not be as secure as you are told or think it is. Check all your privacy settings on your social media accounts. Look for a padlock or HTTPS in your browser window – especially when online…

    Douglas Karr/ Marketing Technology Blog- 12 readers -
  • Instagram Introducing Two-Factor Authentication

    …, which will then receive authentication codes via text message if anyone tries to log into their accounts with their email addresses and passwords. No access will be granted to accounts without those codes. Instagram parent Facebook introduced two-factor authentication in April 2011. Instagram users: Will you begin using two-factor authentication when it becomes available to you? Image of padlock on smartphone courtesy of Shutterstock. Image of Instagram two-factor authentication courtesy of TechCrunch. …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 10 readers -
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