Microsoft Security – Common weak passwords no longer permitted online

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Microsoft online services like Outlook, XBOX live, and Azure cloud are being enhanced to no longer support the most common passwords found in a “hacking dictionary” http://www.seattletimes.com/business/technology/microsoft-bans-12345-and-other-commonly-used-passwords-to-increase-security/ Microsoft wants you to stop using “password” as your account password, and the company knows just how to do that — ban it outright.  The company wrote in […]

Web Security – 360 million MY SPACE user accounts potentially compromised

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In addition to Tumbler being hit by a data breach possibly in 2013, 360 million MY SPACE user accounts were potentially compromised around possibly the same timeframe.  Long term users are requested to select a new password for their accounts and to change other accounts if they used the same password on other sites. http://www.ibtimes.com/myspace-accounts-hacked-time-inc-confirms-massive-breach-360-million-passwords-sale-2376092 […]

Apple – iPhone 7 prototypes target improved memory and battery life

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Some of the early leaked details note that the iPhone 7 may not have revolutionary new features, but will improve in some currently needed areas such as memory and battery life  http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/05/30/iphone-7-32gb-storage-option/#794153407a47 Should you be excited about the iPhone 7? Widespread leaks argue new iPhone will be boring yet controversial. Headline features like Apple Pay […]

Web Security – 65 million Tumblr user accounts potentially compromised from 2013 attacks

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From a data breach during early 2013, 65 million Tumblr user accounts were potentially compromised and long term users are requested to select a new password for their accounts http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/05/30/65-million-tumblr-users-probably-careful/ Hunt recently came across a database being sold on the computer underground containing 65,469,298 unique emails and hashed passwords.  As Motherboard reports, the database is being sold […]

Social Networks – New EU laws require prompt removal of objectionable web content

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Social Networks – New EU laws require prompt removal of objectional web content The European Union has instituted new laws requiring objectionable web content be removed within a 24 hour period. While most social networks promptly take care of abusive conduct, improved legal standards plus major technology company support will further improve quality of site […]


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