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Earlier this week, mass panic ensued when a security firm reported the recovery of a whopping 272 million account credentials belonging to users of Gmail, Microsoft, Yahoo, and a variety of overseas services. "Big data breaches found at major email services" warned Reuters, the news service that broke the news. Within hours, other news services were running stories based on the report with headlines like "Tech experts: Change your email password now."
Since then, both Google and a Russia-based e-mail service unveiled analyses that call into question the validity of the security firm's entire report.
"More than 98% of the Google account credentials in this research turned out to be bogus," a Google representative wrote in an e-mail. "As we always do in this type of situation, we increased the level of login protection for users that may have been affected." According to the report, the compromised credential list included logins to almost 23 million Gmail accounts.
Lenovo Bloatware Patched to Fix System Takeover Bug
This incident became infamous in infosec circles as Superfish. Later in December, security researchers from LizardHQ discovered three different issues in the bloatware of Dell, Toshiba, and Lenovo devices. In that incident, Lenovo's Solution Center ...
How Armenian gangsters blew up the fingerprint-password debate
Surfacing in the news this week with drama, it's an unprecedented revelation that has divided legal experts and given our collective Big Brother paranoia and infosec hysteria a shot in the arm that we really didn't need. The decision came in record ...
Google competitor DuckDuckGo is giving away $225000 to support open source
Itsy bitsy Google competitor, DuckDuckGo is doing its bit to help support open source. It doesnt have a big money purse like Google but it is giving away $225,000 to support open source development. Paoli-based DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn ...
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