Ars was briefly hacked yesterday; here’s what we know

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

At 20:00 CT on December 14, an Internet intruder gained access to one of the Ars Web servers and spent the next hour attempting to get from the Web server to a more central machine. At 20:52, the attempt was successful thanks to information gleaned from a poorly located backup file. ...

New Citadel Trojan Targets Your Password Managers

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Unless we are a human supercomputer, remembering password is not an easy task and that too, if you have a different password for every different site. But luckily to make the whole process easy, there is a growing market for password managers which provides an extra layer of protection. Wait! ...

Badly secured routers leave 79 percent of US home networks at risk of attack

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

As many as four out of five internet-connected households in the US could be at risk of attack through their wireless router. This is among the findings of a study by security specialist Avast which found that more than half of all home routers are poorly protected using default or easily ...

Strengthening 2-Step Verification with Security Key

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

2-Step Verification offers a strong extra layer of protection for Google Accounts. Once enabled, you’re asked for a verification code from your phone in addition to your password, to prove that it’s really you signing in from an unfamiliar device. Hackers usually work from afar, so this second factor makes ...

Dropbox has been hacked, change your password immediately

Monday, October 13th, 2014

If you use Dropbox, you need to change your password immediately as it looks like there has been a breach in the security. In a posting on Pastebin, which will not link to as it contains account data, the user claims to have nearly 7 million account user names and ...

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