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Facebook Quietly Notifies Public That Millions Of Instagram Users Had Passwords Exposed... - 0 views

  • While everyone was focused on the release of the Mueller report Thursday, Facebook quietly notified the public that the passwords of "millions of Instagram users" were stored in an unencrypted format on an internal server, and searchable by any employee.
  • In March, security expert Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecurity noted:  The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees. The source said Facebook is still trying to determine how many passwords were exposed and for how long, but so far the inquiry has uncovered archives with plain text user passwords dating back to 2012. My Facebook insider said access logs showed some 2,000 engineers or developers made approximately nine million internal queries for data elements that contained plain text user passwords. -KrebsonSecurity In short, if you believe Facebook that the passwords were not improperly accessed, rest well. If you don't believe them, and you use your Instagram password for other things, perhaps it's time to think of a new one.  
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Dice page | Electronic Frontier Foundation - 0 views

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    "Create strong passphrases with EFF's new random number generators! This page includes information about passwords, different wordlists, and EFF's suggested method for passphrase generation. Use the directions below with EFF's random number generator member gift or your own set of dice. And now, a message from internationally renowned security technologist, author, and EFF Board Member Bruce Schneier:"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Techdirt Podcast Episode 92: Passwords Suck; What's Next? | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "from the correct-horse-battery-staple dept Data breaches that expose passwords are pretty much a fact of life at this point -- and the effects are multiplied by the fact that many, many people reuse passwords no matter how much they know they shouldn't. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to manage your passwords from the Linux command line - 0 views

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    "Posted by Administrator | Mar 18, 2015 | Linux | 0 comments The authentication with passwords has been quite wide spread these days. This safety measure might be quite good for the security matter, but, eventually, consumers appear in a big need of password management method - a tool, a program or a clever technique - in order to save the used passwords during all of the processes. "
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    "Posted by Administrator | Mar 18, 2015 | Linux | 0 comments The authentication with passwords has been quite wide spread these days. This safety measure might be quite good for the security matter, but, eventually, consumers appear in a big need of password management method - a tool, a program or a clever technique - in order to save the used passwords during all of the processes. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to Generate/Encrypt/Decrypt Random Passwords in Linux - 0 views

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    "In this article, we will share some interesting Linux tips and tricks to generate random passwords and also how to encrypt and decrypt passwords with or without slat method."
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    "In this article, we will share some interesting Linux tips and tricks to generate random passwords and also how to encrypt and decrypt passwords with or without slat method."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

8 cutting-edge technologies aimed at eliminating passwords | ITworld - 0 views

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    "From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again By Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld, September 25, 2014"
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    "From electronic pills to digital tattoos, these eight innovations aim to secure systems and identities without us having to remember a password ever again By Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld, September 25, 2014"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How do I protect my passwords in Firefox? - Telegraph - 0 views

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    "Fear not, you can create a master password in Firefox, says Rick Maybury. "
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