Tag: Hackers

LinkedIn security breach: What’s your password?

Another major breach was announced in our social media world today. This time LinkedIn was the target and more than six million users are the potential victims. A Russian hacker claims the theft of 6,458,020 encrypted LinkedIn passwords and to prove it, posted the passwords on his website (thankfully without usernames). In addition, he asked […]

Are we seeing the death of the password?

Joey Muniz (The Security Blogger) wrote recently about how it is becoming increasingly straightforward for potential hackers to find out your passwords, due to the predictable nature of way people select a password. This useful cartoon from xkcd shows how easy it can be to obtain passwords, also suggesting a simple way in which to […]