Authentication Issues: New Apple Payment System Linked to Frauds

Sophocles is noted as saying that it is better to fail with honor than to succeed by fraud. Unfortunately, for Apple this philosophy isn’t shared by criminals within the Apple Payment System. Relaxed authentication practices used by the banking institutions have led to fraud issues with the Apple Payment System. New exploits linked to Apple […]

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What are the lessons learnt from password hacking?

Hot off the heals, with the recent hacks on eBay and Gmail, it’s not surprising that we find 2 more respected organisations who’s security has been compromised and leaves data vulnerable to hackers. iThemes iThemes, a favoured website that provides themes and plugins for popular blog site WordPress, have contacted all their users with a notice […]

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Has the 5 million Gmail password hack affected you?

On Wednesday, many technology websites and blogs broke the news that hackers leaked around 5 million stolen Gmail account details to a Russian Bitcoin forum. This follows similar leaks of account data from popular Russian web services, so is there room to be concerned? Understandably, this has caused huge outrage and worry amongst users of […]

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Password Security Tips From a Hacker

It’s amazing just how easy it is to crack passwords these days, Nate Anderson from ArsTechnica a self confessed script-kiddie shows in his article just how easy it was to crack 4,000 passwords in the space of a minute! We all know how to build complex passwords: Include mixed cases, letters, number, symbols Change passwords […]

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