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How To Check If Your Google Account Is Among 5 Million Usernames, Passwords Leaked To Russian Bitcoin Site

Nearly five million Google usernames and passwords have been posted to a Russian website, according to a number of published reports.

09/10/2014

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Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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San Jose-Based EBay Asks Users To Change Password Following Cyberattack

The company says a database was compromised in late February or early March, though there is no evidence financial or credit card information were accessed.

05/21/2014

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Pew Study Finds Many Couples Sharing Passwords, Online Accounts

With Valentine’s Day looming, a new study shows the major impact of technology and social media in the lives of many American couples. One of the findings shows many couples are sharing passwords and accounts with their partners.

02/13/2014

This September 12, 2013 photo illustration shows the newly designed Yahoo logo seen on a smartphone. Yahoo has refreshed its logo for the first time since the Internet companys founding 18 years ago. The new look unveiled September 4 is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, California company hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoos CEO. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Yahoo Email Account User Names, Passwords Stolen

Yahoo says usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn’t saying how many accounts have been affected.

01/30/2014

Logo of Snapchat is seen at the front entrance new headquarters of Snapchat , the popular social network startup that lets users send each other photos that quickly disappear, November 14, 2013 in Venice, California. Snapchat recently turned down a $3-billion buyout offer from Facebook. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Snapchat Response Terse Following Big Security Breach

Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.

01/02/2014

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Stanford Teachers, Students Told To Change Passwords After Security Breach

Stanford University was advising students and other users of its computer system to change their passwords after the school discovered a security breach of its information technology infrastructure.

07/25/2013

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Redwood City-Based Evernote Hacked, 50-Million Passwords Compromised

Online note-taking service Evernote Corp. has been hacked and was resetting all its 50 million users’ passwords as a precaution.

03/04/2013

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Tech Report: Cracking Passwords and the Future of Online Security

A password cracking expert has unveiled a computer system that can cycle through as many as 350 billion guesses per second with the ability to crack just about any password on a Windows computer.

12/20/2012

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Twitter Mistakenly Resets Some User Passwords

Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up.

11/08/2012

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