Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2021
FBI will share compromised passwords with HIBP Pwned Passwords

The FBI is going to share compromised passwords discovered during investigations with Have I Been Pwned (HIBP)’s ‘Pwned Passwords’ service. The FBI will share compromised passwords that were discovered during investigations with the ‘Pwned Passwords‘ service implemented by the data breach notification site Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). The Pwned Passwords service allows users to search […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2020
FBI recommends using passphrases instead of complex passwords

The FBI recommends using longer passwords composed of multiple words into a long string of at least 15 characters instead of short passwords including special characters. Recent guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) highlights that the password length is much more important than password complexity. The recommendations are part of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 15, 2018
Which are the worst passwords for 2018?

Which are the worst passwords for 2018? SplashData report confirms that  123456 is the most used password for the 5th year in a row Bad habits are hard to die, 123456 is the most used password for the 5th year in a row followed by “password”. Even if security experts continue to make awareness campaign, people continue to […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2017
For the second year in a row, “123456” was the top password found in data dumps in 2017

For the second year in a row, “123456” was the top password found in data dumps in 2017 despite the numerous warning of using strong passwords. For the second year in a row, “123456” was the top password among the millions of passwords exposed online due to the numerous data breaches suffered by organizations and […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2017
Taringa Data Breach, over 28 Million users affected

The data breach notification website LeakBase reported to the colleagues at THN the Taringa data breach, over 28 Million users’ data exposed. Taringa, also known as ‘The Latin American Reddit’, is a popular social network used by netizens in Latin America to create and share thousands of posts every day on general interest topics. The data breach notification […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2017
Weak passwords are still the root cause of data breaches

Key findings of a new study conducted by Keeper Security that analyzed 10 million hacked accounts from breached data dumps for the most popular passwords. Users’ bad habits are still one of the biggest problems for the IT industry, weak passwords and their reuse on multiple websites every day potentially expose a billion users to cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 08, 2016
A New Google API Launched, in Avoidance of Android Passwords

Google has launched a new Google API working together with Dashlane, to stop using passwords for Android users and improving the user experience. It is true that Android security apps work wonder and also Google has been trying to use fewer passwords or none whatsoever, making it harder for someone to penetrate the privacy of its users. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 14, 2016
Shard discovers shared passwords between most popular web services

Shard is a free tool that could be used by hackers to discover shared passwords between most popular web services, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, or Instagram. In the past months, we have read about numerous data breaches, LinkedIn, MySpace, VerticalScope are just a few examples of illustrious victims. Hundreds of thousands of millions of credentials have flooded the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 10, 2016
Twitter resets account login credentials for exposed accounts

Twitter investigated account login credentials recently offered for sale on the dark web, locked the accounts and reset their passwords. This week a Russian hacker offered for sale more than 32 million Twitter account credentials on the Dark Web. The alleged Russian hacker offered Twitter account credentials for 10 Bitcoins (over $5,800). In response to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2016
32 Million Twitter account credentials offered for sale

A hacker is offering for sale more than 32 million Twitter account credentials with plans to sell the account details on the Dark Web. Recent news of massive data breaches suffered by IT giants LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr, and shocked  the security industry. Millions of login credentials are available for sale in the principal black markets, […]