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Internet, Science & Technology, Society

After Yahoo hack, expert says to close unused accounts

Experts have advice for people who are concerned about the massive theft of personal data from Yahoo. Last week, Yahoo announced that more than 500 million users were affected by what it called a state-sponsored attack two years ago. Tumblr »

Society

Website for adulterers lacked privacy protection: officials

Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies in spite of its claims of offering secure services.  The Canadian-based website catered to married people seeking affairs and was hacked last year, »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Password problems: most are easy to crack

New computer software is making it easier to hack passwords, so old advice may not work anymore. Conventional wisdom was that a password should include upper and lowercase letters and at least one number. A new report suggests that it »