Google Stored Unhashed G Suite Passwords for Years

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Passwords Remained Encrypted for Enterprise Users Google is notifying administrators and users of its business-oriented G Suite product that the company had been storing unhashed passwords for years because of a flaw in the platform.

Password Manager Weaknesses Revealed

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes vulnerabilities found in popular password generator apps. Plus, the evolution of blockchain as a utility and a new decryptor for GandCrab ransomware

Report: Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext

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Facebook Under Fresh Scrutiny Over How It Stored User Passwords Facebook has corrected an internal security issue that allowed the company to store millions of user passwords in plaintext that were then available to employees through an internal search tool

Facebook Password, Email Contact Mishandling Worsens

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Millions of Instagram Users Affected by Plain-Text Password Storage Two security issues disclosed by Facebook over the past month are worse than first thought, adding to a harrowing series of data-handling mishaps by the social network. Millions of Instagram users had their plain-text passwords stored, and 1.5

Google Stored G Suite Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005

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Google said it had stored G Suite enterprise users' passwords in plain text since 2005 marking a giant security faux pas. Cloud Security G Suite Gmail google google cloud google security Password password store plain text

Password Managers Leave Crumbs in Memory, Researchers Warn

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Popular Password Managers for Windows Fail to Tidy Up Before Locking Up Shop A security audit of popular password manager has revealed some concerning weaknesses. But the research shows that some password managers need to more thoroughly scrub data left in memory

Dell, Dunkin Donuts Reset Passwords After Incidents

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The Impacts of Both Incidents Appear to Be Limited Dell and Dunkin Donuts have both initiated password resets after experiencing separate security incidents aimed at gaining access to customer accounts.

Party Like Every Day Is World Password Day

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Cause for Celebration: Microsoft Stops Recommending Periodic Password Changes Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes

Over 23 million breached accounts were using ‘123456’ as password

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A cyber survey conducted by the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed that ‘123456’ is still the most hacked password. million user accounts worldwide were using ‘123456’ as password, while 7.7 SecurityAffairs – Top breached passwords, hacking).

Which are the worst passwords for 2018?

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Which are the worst passwords for 2018? SplashData report confirms that 123456 is the most used password for the 5th year in a row. Below the 2018 top 10 most used passwords are: 123456 password 123456789 12345678 12345 111111 1234567 sunshine qwerty iloveyou.

Troy Hunt on Passwords

Schneier on Security

Troy Hunt has a good essay about why passwords are here to stay, despite all their security problems: This is why passwords aren't going anywhere in the foreseeable future and why [insert thing here] isn't going to kill them. authentication biometrics passwords

War Declared on Default Passwords

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and California are trying to ensure that as many IoT devices as possible will be out-of-the-box secure, for starters by not shipping with default passwords Initiatives in UK and California Aim to Deep-Six Poor IoT Security Practices With at least 20 billion new consumer devices set to be internet-connected by 2020, initiatives in the U.K.

Twitter: We Goofed; Change Your Password Now

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Passwords Inadvertently Saved to Log in Plaintext Format; Twitter Blames Bug Twitter has apologized after it discovered that it had been inadvertently storing users' passwords in plaintext in an internal log, potentially putting them at risk.

Sextortion Scam Wields Stolen Passwords, Demands Bitcoins

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Attackers Send a Leaked Password as 'Proof' Victim Was Hacked Scammers behind an ongoing "sextortion" campaign have been emailing a legitimate password - likely from a publicly leaked list - to victims with a threat to release a compromising video of the recipient unless they pay up in bitcoins, Barracuda Networks warns

Goodbye Passwords: Hello Identity Management

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As passwords are increasingly viewed as security liabilities, Identity Management solutions are picking up the slack.

A Breach, or Just a Forced Password Reset?

Krebs on Security

Software giant Citrix Systems recently forced a password reset for many users of its Sharefile content collaboration service, warning it would be doing this on a regular basis in response to password-guessing attacks that target people who re-use passwords across multiple Web sites.

Google Glitch Left Passwords Unprotected for 14 Years

Adam Levin

Google announced a glitch that stored unencrypted passwords belonging to several business customers, a situation that had been exploitable since 2005. This issue has been fixed and, again, we have seen no evidence of improper access to or misuse of the affected passwords.

Why Was Equifax So Stupid About Passwords?

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Massive Credit Bureau Stored Users' Plaintext Passwords in Testing Environment Massive, well-resourced companies are still using live customer data - including their plaintext passwords - in testing environments, violating not just good development practices but also privacy laws.

Citrix Hacked by Password-Spraying Attackers, FBI Warns

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Cyber-Espionage Campaign Appears Separate to Recent Credential-Stuffing Breach Citrix Systems is investigating a suspected hack attack, resulting in the theft of business documents, after being tipped off by the FBI.

Password Manager Firms Blast Back at ‘Leaky Password’ Revelations

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Privacy Uncategorized Vulnerabilities 1Password Dashlane insecure memory KeePass LastPass Password password manager1Password, Dashlane, KeePass and LastPass each downplay what researchers say is a flaw in how the utilities manage memory.

Kanye’s Password

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Everyone and his brother, inside of infosec and outside has been chortling at Kanye’s iPhone password. how dare you share that man’s password” (it was on CNN, its out there now). how dare you password shame Kanye, at least he has a password.”.

Bridging the Password Gap

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Rachael Stockton of LastPass says that 81 percent of breaches are caused by weak or reused passwords. So, is it time to take a hard look at password management and consider adding some technology to the practice

The Role of Password Management

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Gerald Beuchelt of LogMeIn on Overcoming Implementation Challenges Password management is a critical component of a security strategy that some organizations still find challenging, says Gerald Beuchelt of LogMeIn Inc

Why Are We So Stupid About Passwords? German Edition

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Politicians' All-Star Password Picks: '123' and 'ILoveYou' German officials say the suspect behind the mega-leak of politicians' and celebrities' personal details exploited their weak passwords to access email, social media and cloud service accounts. What can the security industry do to help address the password problem

Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords

Krebs on Security

The email now references a real password previously tied to the recipient’s email address. But this one begins with an unusual opening salvo: “I’m aware that <substitute password formerly used by recipient here> is your password,” reads the salutation. That’s because there are a number of shady password lookup services online that index billions of usernames (i.e.

Citrix Falls Prey to Password-Spraying Attack

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International cybercriminals likely exploited weak passwords on an internal network, the FBI said. Breach Cloud Security Hacks citrix FBI internal network compromise international cyberattack password spraying

Here's Why [Insert Thing Here] Is Not a Password Killer

Troy Hunt

Often it's related to data breaches or sloppy behaviour on behalf of some online service playing fast and loose with HTTPS or passwords or some other easily observable security posture. It's totally going to kill passwords! Passwords Security

Beyond Passwords: 2FA, U2F and Google Advanced Protection

Troy Hunt

Last week I wrote a couple of different pieces on passwords, firstly about why we're going to be stuck with them for a long time yet and then secondly, about how we all bear some responsibility for making good password choices. I should be able to use any password I want", he lamented.

On the Security of Password Managers

Schneier on Security

There's new research on the security of password managers, speficially 1Password, Dashlane, KeePass, and Lastpass. This work specifically looks at password leakage on the host computer. All password managers we examined sufficiently secured user secrets while in a 'not running' state.

Citrix Breach Underscores Password Perils

Dark Reading

Attackers used a short list of passwords to knock on every digital door to find vulnerable systems in the vendor's network

Google Has Stored Some Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005

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On the heels of embarrassing disclosures from Facebook and Twitter, Google reveals its own password bugs—one of which lasted 14 years. Security Security / Security News

‘Unhackable’ Biometric USB Offers Up Passwords in Plain Text

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Hacks IoT Privacy biometric usb eyedisk iris identification password sniffing pen test partners plain text unhackable WiresharkA simple Wireshark analysis was enough to subvert the gadget, which uses iris identification to protect the drive.

Passwords: Here to Stay, Despite Smart Alternatives?

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"Password-killing" authentication efforts may be on a road to nowhere. Breach Cloud Security Cryptography IoT Privacy Web Security alternatives Authentication Biometrics fido Password password killer passwords in use Troy Hunt webauthn

Pwned Passwords, Now As NTLM Hashes!

Troy Hunt

I'm still pretty amazed at how much traction Pwned Passwords has gotten this year. A few months ago, I wrote about Pwned Passwords in Practice which demonstrates a whole heap of great use cases where they've been used in registration, password reset and login flows.

4 Best Password Managers of 2019 (Paid, Family, and Free)

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We've picked our favorite password managers for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and web browsers. Security Gear / Buying Guides Gear / Reviews Security / Security Advice Products / Lifestyle Gear

Houzz Urges Password Resets After Data Breach

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The decorating website said that account usernames, passwords and more have been compromised as part of a breach. Breach Privacy breach data breach houzz Password password reset

Threatpost Poll: Are Password Managers Too Risky?

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Weigh in on password managers with our Threatpost poll. Mobile Security Privacy Vulnerabilities Web Security 1Password cracked Dashlane KeePass LastPass password manager poll too risky vulnerability

Facebook Stored Passwords in Plain Text For Years

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The social media giant said that it is notifying users whose passwords it stored in plain text, which made them accessible for Facebook employees to view. Facebook Privacy Facebook Privacy hash Password plaintext social media

Cisco Patches Critical ‘Default Password’ Bug

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Vulnerabilities Web Security Cisco Email Security Appliances Cisco Security Advisory Cisco Small Business SPA514G IP Phones Cisco systems default password Partner Support Service PSS Smart Net Total Care SmartNetVulnerability allows adversaries to access monitoring system used for gathering info on operating systems and hardware.

Instagram glitch exposed some user passwords

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Instagram has suffered a serious security leak that might have exposed user’s passwords, revealed The Information website. Instagram notified some of its users that it might have accidentally exposed their password due to a security glitch.