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Another password security issue with Facebook

Facebook has been storing million of passwords on its own servers without encryption and easily accessible to thousands of well-meaning Facebook employees.
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Millions of Facebook Passwords Kept in Plain Text for Employees to Access

Perhaps we should all change our Facebook passwords to play it safe, following news that Facebook kept, from as early as 2012, “hundreds of millions” of user account passwords in plain text, making them available to some 20,000 employees, writes KrebsOnSecurity following a tip from a source at Facebook. According to Brian Krebs, Facebook is […]

North Carolina’s Orange County Hit by Third Ransomware Attack in Six Years

Orange County in North Carolina suffered its third ransomware infection in six years, the local government announced on its website on Monday. The attack, probably stemming from a phishing email, a very common practice in such situations, crippled the county’s IT infrastructure and left a number of departments struggling with operations. The attack, detected on […]

The World is vanishing from the WWW – Say hello to the RWW

It’s not a World Wide Web any more, Will you settle for a RWW — a Regional Watching Web? It’s a smaller world out there, if you’re OK with that.
The post The World is vanishing from the WWW – Say hello to the RWW appeared first on Avira Blog.

EU Hits Google with Third Antitrust Fine for Illegal Search Ad Practices

Google was fined almost €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) by the European Commission for an antitrust violation, the legislative body announced. Labeled as “outright prohibition,” Google was fined for abusive practices regarding competition policy, the third fine it has received over a two-year span. The case was identified in 2016 and Google has since been cooperating […]

Updated: How to know if your Instagram got hacked & more

“Has my Instagram account been hacked?” is a question you’re likely to not ask until after the fact.
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Government agency finds phishing vulnerability between headphones

Over a third of government employees clicked on a phishing email sent around to test their reactions. Real security starts between the headphones.
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Network chief allegedly tries to extort $750,000 from former employers

After getting fired from his job as a director of infrastructure services, a Statesville (NC) man decided to try an extort his employers by threatening to release customers’ private information to the mainstream. Court papers don’t mention the name of the company where Matthew Moebius worked for, but they do say he worked there for […]