Tag: Account


8 steps to protecting login credentials

August 5, 2020

Via: CSO Online

How many passwords does the average network administrator have? The average end user? Plenty. What can you do to protect those passwords? How do you educate users on protecting their credentials? A recent article in Mashable revealed that an attacker […]


Social Security takes a second crack at two-factor authentication

May 15, 2017

Via: FCW

Users of the Social Security Administration’s online services will use cell phones or an email message to get a one-time code to access their My Social Security accounts under a new agency plan to strengthen access security. The one-time code […]


How to protect your Google and Facebook accounts with a security key

May 10, 2017

Via: CIO

In late March when I got an unsettling message on my Gmail account: “Warning: Google may have detected government-backed attackers trying to steal your password.” Google sends them out when it detects a “government-backed attacker” has attempted to hack an […]

Cloud Computing

Oracle settling with ex-worker over alleged fiddling of cloud accounts

February 9, 2017

Via: CIO

Oracle has informed a federal court that it is settling a lawsuit in which a former employee had charged that she had been terminated from her job for refusing to go along with accounting principles that she did not consider […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Twitter says it shuttered 235k accounts linked to terrorism in 6 months

August 19, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Twitter said Thursday it has shut down 235,000 accounts linked to violent extremism in the last six months alone. That brings the total number of terminated Twitter accounts associated with terrorism to 360,000 since mid-2015. San Francisco-based Twitter, which had […]


200M Yahoo accounts go up for sale on digital black market

August 2, 2016

Via: CIO

Yahoo users might want to reset their passwords. A hacker claims to have stolen the login information for 200 million Yahoo accounts and is selling them on the black market. The stolen records are up for sale on TheRealDeal, a […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Microsoft downsizes OneDrive accounts, enforces restrictions

July 15, 2016

Via: CIO

Users of Microsoft’s OneDrive have begun receiving notifications that their storage allotments have already, or will soon be, reduced to 5GB. The emails to OneDrive account holders were the first step in a process that Microsoft announced last year as […]


Facebook will block Belgians without accounts from access to its content

December 3, 2015

Via: CIO

Facebook has outlined its plans to follow a court ruling in Belgium requiring it not to track people who do not have accounts on the social networking website. The company said it was giving the details ahead of the order […]


Twitch Resets All User Passwords After Suffering Data Breach

March 24, 2015

Via: Colleen Taylor

Twitch, the immensely popular livestreaming service for gamers that was acquired last year by Amazon in a nearly $1 billion deal, confirmed today that it has suffered a security breach that may have resulted in unauthorized access to a number […]