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Researchers malware steals Gmail password, online banking data

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 22nd, 2014 University researchers have built an Android app that secretly snatches valuable personal data from other mobile apps, such as webmail, shopping and online banking. The app, demonstrated Friday at the USENIX Security Conference in San Diego, stole login credentials from Google Gmail, a social security number from …

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Mozilla warns of leaky developer network database

By Jeremy Kirk, TechWorld | August 4th, 2014 Email addresses of 76,000 were exposed along with 4,000 encrypted and salted passwords. Mozilla’s website for developers leaked email addresses and encrypted passwords of registered users for about a month due to a database error, the organization said Friday. Email addresses for 76,000 Mozilla Development Network (MDN) …

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Why ‘123456’ is a great password

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 17th, 2014 New research shows that “123456” is a good password after all. In fact, such useless credentials from a security standpoint have an important role in an overall password management strategy, researchers at Microsoft and Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, have found. [The 25 worst passwords of 2013: “password” …

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