Tag: Passwords

Data Breach Notification: LiveJournal

In 2019, there was news of a possible breach of LiveJournal data. In May of 2020, the breach was confirmed by the release of the data on a hacking forum. There were 26 million records exposed from the site, which…

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May News from Information Security

Wait? It’s May already? Where did April go? It passed by as we were stuck at home and no, you didn’t miss the the April newsletter, as it was lost in the work-from-home shuffle. There’s a hint of a light…

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Watch Out for Social Media “Surveys”

With everyone spending more time at home, traffic on social media sites has grown tremendously. One particular item to avoid during this time of boredom meltdown, even though they may be fun, are so-called “surveys” on social media sites. You…

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Data Breach Notification: Adult Friend Finder Website

In October of 2016, the website Adult Friend Finder experienced a data breach. This was a part of the larger Friend Finder Networks breach. There were nearly 170 million records exposed from the site, which included email addresses, passwords, spoken…

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January News from Information Security

Welcome to this special “mid-January” monthly edition of news from Information Security! With the students not returning to class until the 13th of the month, this edition was delayed to roughly coincide with their arrival. Also delayed are the security…

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Phisher’s New Ploy – Keep Your Current Password!

The newest ploy by phishers circulating the Internet now is a “keep your current password” scam. The email (full text below) claims that your account expires today!!! and if you “kindly” use the button below, you can continue to use…

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November News from Information Security

The days keep marching on! It’s November already and holidays and finals are growing ever closer. Fall weather is finally here, just in time for winter to blow in. I want to thank everyone who came by the table in…

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