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Hacker selling US military documents online…because someone forgot to change a default password

Sensitive military documents have been put up for sale in online hacking forums after someone forgot to change a default password, according to a security firm that discovered the breach. Documents for sale include maintenance manuals for servicing MQ-9 Reaper drones, training manuals describing deployment tactics for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), documents detailing tank platoon tactics and an M1 ABRAMS ...

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Password AutoFill in iOS 12 will work with third-party password managers

Apple will now allow password manager applications to integrate with Password AutoFill in iOS 12. That means you’ll have easier access to all your passwords when trying to sign into mobile websites and apps, not just those stored in iCloud Keychain. This may seem like a small change, but it’s actually an important one. Many users today take advantage of ...

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Ring’s doorbell cam allowed video access after its password was changed

This is likely to be a bit of a black eye from Amazon, as the company looks to bolster its presence in the home security space. The Information reports that, until earlier this year, a security loophole allowed users to continue to view a feed from Ring’s doorbell camera even after its password was changed. Ring, which was purchased by ...

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Kim Dotcom threatens Twitter class action over user password exposure

Kim Dotcom has threatened to sue Twitter in a class-action lawsuit after the social network admitted to accidentally storing its users’ passwords after an “internal glitch.” Twitter urged their 330 million users to change their passwords on Thursday after discovering a “bug,” which stored their users’ unmasked passwords in an internal log for months. They didn’t specify exactly how many ...

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You should change your Twitter password right now

Yes, it’s that time again — password changing time. On Thursday, Twitter revealed that a bug caused the platform to store user passwords in unmasked form. Normally, sensitive personal data like passwords would be stored in hashed form using a mix of letters and numbers to protect the content of the password itself. In this instance, it sounds like Twitter ...

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‘Change your password!’ Twitter urges 330 million users after ‘internal glitch’

An internal “bug” left millions of Twitter passwords potentially exposed for months in a plain text file, the company revealed, as it urged hundreds of millions of users to change their passwords as a precaution. Twitter is supposed to “hash” passwords, using a process called “bcrypt,” before they are stored internally, so the actual passwords are masked for security. A ...

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Another macOS password prompt can be bypassed with any password

MacRumors spotted a bug report that affects the current version of macOS High Sierra. In System Preferences, you can unlock the App Store preference pane by typing any password. Apple has reportedly already fixed the bug in beta versions of the next macOS High Sierra update. While this bug is nowhere as serious as the infamous root login bug, as ...

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Fired IT worker allegedly changed school's Google password

A fired information technology worker hit back at his former employer when he allegedly changed the password of a Google account, which stored the emails and course material of more than 2,000 students, the school alleges in a new lawsuit. Triano Williams worked for the American College of Education, an Indiana-based online school, but was fired in April after refusing ...

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