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Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules

If you happy to be a parent that is less than cyber-savvy, worry not, WeLiveSecurity is on hand. It’s all about good password hygiene.

32 million Twitter account credentials up for grabs – but site says it wasn’t hacked

Over 30 million Twitter account details are put up for sale on the computer underground.

Mandatory password reset for some Facebook and Netflix users in wake of mega-breaches

Don’t panic. Facebook and Netflix have not suffered a data breach. But it’s quite possible that they are asking you to change your password.

65 million Tumblr users should probably be careful…

65 million Tumblr users have had their details compromised as a result of a recently-discovered breach dating back to 2013. But it’s not just their passwords that they should be concerned about.

Forget about passwords: You need a passphrase!

Forget about passwords – it’s all about passphrases. Longer, more complex and easy to remember, they will help you be more safe and secure. Our guide shows you how to create a passphrase.

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

Beware spear phishers trying to hijack your website

If you fail to take proper care, it would be all too easy to type your password into a phishing site and hand control of your website over to a online criminal gang.

Hackers announce WWE’s Jim Ross is dead, after wrestling control of his Twitter account

Leeds United-loving football fans appear to have hacked the Twitter account of WWE legend Jim Ross, and announced his death.

Is biometrics the future of secure payments?

Is the idea of biometrics as a secure payment system a fad, fiction or fact? This feature looks at whether DNA is linked with our digital identity.

11-year-old sets up cryptographically secure password business

An 11-year-old girl from New York has set up her own business selling cryptographically secure passwords, using a technique known as diceware.

iOS 9 security flaw lets attackers access device through Siri

Apple’s iOS 9 contains a security flaw that lets cybercriminals gain limited access to a device through Siri.

Moonpig warns of password breach – but it may be more than their users who are at risk

Moonpig, the online personalised card company, has blocked the accounts of an unspecified number of customers after users’ details were published online.

New report explains gulf between security experts and non-experts

Security experts and non security experts take very different attitudes to staying safe online, according to new research.

Mastercard trials selfies as password replacement

A new app could see Mastercard accepting selfies instead of passwords to make purchases online.

UK Consumers willing to share DNA with banks to secure identity

Consumers in the UK would be happy to share their DNA if it would help secure their financial and personal information, according to a new report.

Password security firm LastPass compromised

Popular online password vault provider LastPass has warned users to update their master account passwords after their network was hacked.

Could brainwaves replace the password?

As biometrics become more popular, the password is increasingly losing ground to new alternatives. So, are Brainwaves the next big thing biometrics?

Is your GoPro camera secretly spying on you?

Poor choices of passwords can lead to your privacy being breached, after researchers revealed just how easy it could be for hackers to break into GoPro cameras.

Gaana music streaming hack could affect over 10 million users

One of India’s most popular music streaming services, Gaana, was pulled offline after a hack resulted in a leak of data affecting more than 10 million users.

Dissecting Linux/Moose: a Linux Router-based Worm Hungry for Social Networks

A malware family that primarily targets Linux-based consumer routers but that can infect other Linux-based embedded systems in its path: Dissecting Linux/Moose.

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