Who can remember the passwords? And you keep them in your wallet for easy access. In our survey, 32 percent of respondents used a personal reference in their passwords, almost 20 percent used the same password for more than five accounts, and 23 percent kept a written list of passwords in an insecure place.
Its total proof that we have no idea about cybersecurity and how to protect ourselves online. The data have been weighted to be statistically representative of the UK adult population. These are the craziest passwords you could ever choose.
The details of over million user accounts have been leaked in the attack, which was described by the company that found it as, "the largest breach we've ever seen". The attack was uncovered by security firm LeakedSourcewhich said that the leak occured in October Along with the illicit dating site, other Friend Finder Network sites such as Penthouse.
More than million user accounts have been exposed thanks FriendFinder Networks being hacked. The breach included 20 years of historical customer data from six compromised databases: Adultfriendfinder. This, the , exposed records, is the biggest data breach inaccording to LeakedSource.
Millions of people use basic number sequences, patterns, and even the word 'password' to keep their computers and accounts secure. Published annually by security provider SplashData, the list of passwords has some new entries including 'monkey', 'whatever' and 'trustno1'. SplashData CEO Morgan Slain says "Unfortunately, while the newest episode may be a fantastic addition to the Star Wars franchise, 'starwars' is a dangerous password to use.
A massive data breach targeting adult dating and entertainment company Friend Finder Network has exposed more than million accounts. The hack includes million accounts from AdultFriendFinder. These were the biggest hacks, leaks and data breaches of
Understanding the password-cracking techniques hackers use to blow your online accounts wide open is a great way to ensure it never happens to you. You certainly will always need to change your passwordand sometimes more urgently than you think, but mitigating against theft is a great way to stay on top of your account security. So, to help you understand just how hackers get your passwords — secure or otherwise — we've put together a list of the top ten password-cracking techniques used by hackers.
Illustration: Che Saitta-Zelterman. Quite literally, every day someone gets hacked. Whether that's a telecommunications company having its customer data stolenor another chain of businesses being ripped for all the credit cards it processes, today one hack just seems to melt into another.
Our investigation is ongoing but we will continue to ensure all potential and substantiated reports of vulnerabilities are reviewed and if validated, remediated as quickly as possible. We will provide further updates as our investigation continues. The sex and dating site AdultFriendFinder has been hacked for the second time that we know ofaccording to the breach notification website LeakedSource, and the world's truly lousy password habits have again been exposed in the process.
The homepage of AdultFriendFinder. AdultFriendFinder Friend Finder Networks, the company behind adult dating site AdultFriendFinder has been hit with a massive hack — exposing more than million user accounts. The news comes via LeakedSource, a site that monitors data breacheswhich has obtained a copy of the stolen user accounts. The million accounts go back 20 years, it says, and the lion's share comes from AdultFriendFinder — almost million.