The company added that it will contact the affected members to reset their passwords too.According to a report on Vice s Motherboard, a hacker going by the name of Peace is attempting to sell account details, including the emails and partially hidden passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users on the so-called Dark Web.LinkedIn is also quick to reassure its users that this isn t a fresh hack, though that will be of little comfort.Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released that claims to be email and hashed password combinations of more than 100 million LinkedIn members from that same theft in 2012.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.It seems no company or industry is safe from the clutches of hackers, with the likes of Home Depot, Time Warner Cable, Ashley Madison, and SendGrid all suffering in recent times.Motherboard conversed with someone at LeakedSource who claimed that they managed to crack 90 percent of the LinkedIn passwords within three days.Though LinkedIn says it has hashed and salted its stored passwords for several years now, one potential problem of old passwords emerging online is that people often use the same credentials across many services.
If you purchase either of these two flagship Android phones, you can rest assured that you ll posses one of the finest smartphones ever crafted.We know they re both spectacular on paper, but which flagship Android is the fastest in real-world use?DON T MISS: 5 free apps that will help you hack your financesWhen YouTube user PhoneBuff isn t busy torturing smartphones by dropping them repeatedly with a professional drop test machine until they re destroyed, he s putting handsets through the paces in real-world speed tests.In order to help gauge everyday performance, PhoneBuff has devised a smartphone race of sorts.So what happened when the class-leading HTC 10 and the sleek and powerful Galaxy S7 edge were pitted against each other?Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
It s no surprise to anyone that emails and social media accounts are hacked every single day.And if you cast your mind back to 2012, you might remember how millions of LinkedIn users were left vulnerable after it emerged that a Russian hacker was offloading over 6 million of their login details online.Well, he/she is back and this time there are 117 million email and passwords belonging to LinkedIn users up for grabs on an illegal Dark Web marketplace called The Real Deal for 5 bitcoin $2,200 approximately .Under the nickname Peace, the hacker has spoken to Motherboard and confirmed these logins come from the 2012 breach – proving that LinkedIn did not make it known just how widespread the hack was at the time.The hacker added that while the majority of the passwords are encrypted or hashed with the SHA1 algorithm, over 90 percent have already been cracked.While you might not have your bank details saved to your LinkedIn profile, the information that could be pulled from your account is still extremely private and could potentially allow someone to steal your identity.
It is claimed 1.5 million users are signing up for the service each month.Android Pay in the UKAndroid Pay 2American Express cards are not supported at launch despite working the US, while NatWest, RBS and Santander accounts are not compatible.The average number of journeys made on London s transport network using mobile devices has increased from 7,500 a day to more than 35,000, with more than 200,000 unique devices used to make trips in the six months leading up to February – an increase of 1,000 devices per day.A survey we carried out revealed 57 percent of Britons don t feel comfortable paying for goods and services through their mobile phones, and 45 percent are concerned about security and fraud.It ll take years not months to build trust in mobile payments among the mainstream and, while the openness of Android as a platform for developers might be a good thing for the user experience, just one data breach or financial hack could destroy all that trust and goodwill – so vigilance is key.Try our quiz!
Robert Schifreen, the "white hat" at the centre of the 1980s controversy, compiled the archive, which details Schifreen s two-year-long legal travails following his open hack of Prestel, BT s pre-web online service.Schifreen and the late Steve Gold managed to hack into BT's Prestel Viewdata service, famously accessing the personal message box of Prince Philip in the process.Involving the Royals prompted BT into calling in the police, setting off a chain of events that led to the the arrest of Schifreen and Gold in March 1985 and the subsequent prosecution of the two tech enthusiast journalists.Evening white hatsIn presenting the archive, Robert Schifreen explained the context of 1980s hacking to an audience at TNMOC.Live systems were used for home banking, among other applications.BootnoteThe Reg's take on how a hack on Prince Philip's Prestel account led to UK computer law - featuring interviews with Schifreen, former Detective Inspector John Austen, a senior investigating officer in the case, and Alistair Kelman , Gold's barrister throughout the case - can be found here.
LinkedIn is currently investigating the incident but appears to be uncertain about the amount of data stolenA hacker is attempting to sell account information, including emails and passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users.The hacked data is reportedly from an older breach which affected LinkedIn in 2012.At the time of the hack, only 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online.Security researcher Troy Hunt, who runs the website "Have I Been Pwned?"reportedly got in touch with several of the victims of the breach, two of whom confirmed that the passwords he shared with them, were in fact the same as the one they were using as LinkedIn users at the time of the 2012 breach.Things about the LinkedIn breach:- Dates to 2012- SHA1 with no salt I believe it's changed since - Weak passwords will be easily cracked— Troy Hunt @troyhunt May 18, 2016LinkedIn spokesperson Hani Durzy did not confirm if the data on sale on the dark web was legitimate but said that the firm was currently investigating the matter.
On Wednesday the company announced its entry into the voice-activated virtual assistant race with Google Home, its answer to the Amazon Echo.Google Home promises to live alongside you wherever you reside, answering your questions, playing your music and reading your news, much like its popular rival.It ll also have Google search built in, which means it ll know a lot about you as soon as you sign in.According to its makers, Google Home is a sleek little device that will learn your music tastes, your commute and your daily plans — with your permission, of course, a spokesman said — and will use that information to tailor itself to your needs.Predators can already hack our baby monitors and computer cameras, and as Gizmodo reported this week, the FBI can neither confirm nor deny that it has wiretapped Amazon Echo devices.You can also turn off the Echo s microphone, though it s unclear whether even that could stop the National Security Agency from listening in.
If the people in your household do a good job of scraping or rinsing off their plates before sticking them in the dishwasher, it can be hard to tell when the dishes inside are clean or dirty.Sure, you could have some sort of indicator on the outside of the dishwasher, but if you like to keep your kitchen clutter free, Alice Medrich at Food52 recommends you try this:Keep a small glass in the top front corner of the rack.Empty the glass after you put the dishes away: An empty glass means dishes are dirty.As long as you remember to pour the glass out, it will work every time.No clutter, no mess, and you barely have to open the dishwasher to check.How to Hack the Kitchen Tools You Need Why Not to Buy Them Food52
As you may or may not recall, given how much time has passed, hackers broke into LinkedIn s network back in 2012, stole some 6.5 million encrypted passwords, and posted them onto a Russian hacker forum.Because the passwords were stored as unsalted SHA-1 hashes, hundreds of thousands were quickly cracked.If you re not sure, a best practice would be to change it anyway, as well as on other critical sites where you may be using that same password such as your banking website, email, or Facebook, for example.LinkedIn says that it has increased its security measures in the years since the breach, by introducing stronger encryption, email challenges and two-factor authentication.They would also not necessarily protect users from hackers who had obtained email and password combinations.We are taking immediate steps to invalidate the passwords of the accounts impacted, and we will contact those members to reset their passwords.
You may have heard that LinkedIn was hacked and Dr.Motherboard Netflix now has their own super simple bandwidth tester so you can gauge the speed of your internet service.Nokia is licensing their brand to a new company called HMD that will produce smartphones, tablets, and feature phones with the Nokia name.It s a lot like browsing OneDrive on the web, meaning it doesn t actually sync and download every file.Microsoft Office Blog YouTube for iOS now lets you watch any video in VR mode which you would use in conjunction with Google Cardboard or equivalent viewer .Of course, that doesn t make every video 360 degrees or 3D; it just duplicates and adjusts the video for each of your respective peepers.
News: CBR looks at the meanings of this broadly used term.The term 'hacking' is used very broadly, but in general is used to refer to seeking and exploiting weaknesses to networks and databases.There are many types of hacking, including cyber crime, ethical hacking, hacktivism, and state-sponsored hacking.For example, the much-publicised Ashley Madison attack was carried out by the Impact Team, who claimed moral motives.They released a limited amount of data shortly after the hack was made public, threatening to release all of the data if the site was not shut down.There is some controversy around the usage of the term hacking, since many people in the IT industry use the term 'hacker' to refer simply to somebody with a good knowledge of computer systems.
The huge cache of personal data comes from a hack of the website four years ago that was previously thought to have affected only a few million accounts.LinkedIn said it was trying to assess which accounts had been affected and invalidate their passwords to prevent hackers accessing users accounts.Although encrypted, the set of passwords had not been cryptographically-sealed with an additional security measure known as a salt , making more common passwords relatively easy to decode.The data release actually contains 167 million account details including email addresses, although only 117 million passwords are included.It said that passwords are now salted, meaning in the event of any future breach, they would be less difficult to crack.One ultra-secure one won't be any good if someone finds itWhile combining upper and lower case passwords with numbers to alter a memorable word - M4raD0na - is often advised, these are more easily cracked than you might thinkGood advice is to make a memorable, unusal sentence: "I am a 7-foot tall metal giant" is better than "My name is John", and use the first letter of each word with punctuation: "Iaa7-ftmg"Alternatively, you can use a password manager such as 1Password, which can generate secure passwords and store them onlineThe best way to protect yourself is to use two-factor authentication, which will send a text with a code or use an app to verify your log-inIf your LinkedIn password has not been changed since 2012, now is probably a good time, and the same goes for any other websites which you use the same password for.
Back then, roughly 6.5 million users had their passwords shared online, thanks to a hacker that was able to obtain them.Thankfully, the released passwords didn't have the account email addresses listed with them, which meant that there were likely no unauthorized logins to the site.Since it appeared that no real harm came from the hack, it was forgotten about not long after.However, today that same hack appears to be causing some major headaches for the site, and its users.Linkedin changed the way they store passwords after the hack four years ago.This means that the data that's up for sale is around four years old.
We want to invite you to a growth hacking experiment and introduce you to Mink and see if we can grow it together with the GH community.Mink is a revolutionary platform that provides insight into your team, organization or business.Check out our demo video https://mink.io/blog/wtf-is-mink/We want to invite the GH community to be a part of our 'open growth team' that will help us launch Mink to the world.We want the best growth ideas out there and we know this is the place to do it.Meaning anyone will have access to the ideas we create, how we test those ideas and how we measure them.We will award the winner of the most effective growth idea/hack with a USB Missile launcher so you can bomb your co workers.
He and Steve Gold took control of Prestel and penetrated the email inbox belonging to the Duke of Edinburgh.Robert Schifreen said the whole saga had begun by accident.The number gave access to Prestel - a basic, text-based computer system developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s that gave people an early taste of online information services."One day, after months of trying, I dialled up this test computer, and it showed a page saying, 'This is the system manager password'.""The golden rule they broke was that in this test computer they used live data," Mr Schifreen said.The hack was aided by the fact that the two men were dialling up after 18:00, when phone calls got a lot cheaper.
The most recent of this sort of feat is a YouTuber called vcfan who was able to get Windows 95 to run on an Xbox One game console.The only way that you can get Windows 95 to run on the Xbox One is if your console is a developer edition.The good news if this sort of hack tickles your fancy is that Microsoft has promised to allow public UWP access this summer.The video below shows the Xbox One booting Dos, Windows 95, and Duke Nukem 3D.This may be the first time you have seen Windows 95 boot in over a decade.At least this time out you won't need an AOL disc to get online.
It says Shogo Cottrell, a security specialist in HPE in an interview with IDG News. Read also: Sale of cybercrime - this is the price list to hack your email or conduct a DDoS attack - In a sense, follow the money. There are criminal activities that provide support around the clock, others offer money-back guarantees on their products and services. For example, credit card fraud is not as profitable for the criminals, although these also are fairly simple to implement. Read also: Nätexperten: We need a commission of inquiry to learn from DDoS attacks Shogo Cottrell recommend companies to take several measures to disrupt nätbrottslingarnas operations, including encryption of sensitive data and the use of security tools. - The attacking prefer easy targets, so that the use of technology to protect your assets will achieve dramatic results.
It says Shogo Cottrell, a security specialist in HPE in an interview with IDG News. Read also: Sale of cybercrime - this is the price list to hack your email or conduct a DDoS attack - In a sense, follow the money. There are criminal activities that provide support around the clock, others offer money-back guarantees on their products and services. For example, credit card fraud is not as profitable for the criminals, although these also are fairly simple to implement. Read also: Nätexperten: We need a commission of inquiry to learn from DDoS attacks Shogo Cottrell recommend companies to take several measures to disrupt nätbrottslingarnas operations, including encryption of sensitive data and the use of security tools. - The attacking prefer easy targets, so that the use of technology to protect your assets will achieve dramatic results.
https://media.simplecast.com/episodes/audio/37925/CSP.ep30.LucioPentagna.mixed96.mp3Entrepreneurs worldwide have a set of common values.Make a positive impact.This week s guest, Lucio Pentagna Guimaraes Neto, tells us how he pivoted from his Brazilian legal degree and MBA and corporate CEO background, to sailing the world, ending up in China, self-learning 3D modelling, and going on to found Shanghai s first fablab, XinFab.Crazy about machines, Lucio discusses how he merges his passion for 3D printing with his farming heritage.Now building a hack-vacation in South Portugal, Lucio discusses his latest project: a getaway for do-ers.Get your own work done, do sustainable farming, and surf on the side – who needs mainstream Bali?Download the MP3 27 MB or Subscribe via RSSChina Startup Pulse is a weekly podcast designed to give startup enthusiasts around the world a behind the scenes and on-the-ground understanding of what s happening in China s startup ecosystem.Founded and hosted by Ryan Shuken and Todd Embley, and produced by Qi Liu, China Startup Pulse is sponsored by Chinaccelerator, People Squared, and TechNode.TechNode does not endorse any commentary made in the program.
It's long been rumoured that iOS 10 will bring with it the ability to hide stubborn apps like Stocks and Game Center, but you don't have to wait till its reveal on 13 June to free your home screen from clutter.There's a neat trick incidentally not discovered by a housewife in your area which you can use to hide pesky Apple apps from your home screen, with no fancy jailbreaking or h4xx required.It also won't work on bananas, cats, or a '02 reg Peugeot 206 with a faulty automatic gearbox.NB - Skip to the next section if you want the iOS 9.3 method.At the very least, this is a relatively easy stopgap until iOS 10 lands later on this year, so enjoy your clutter free home screen until then.Keep dragging it right down to the bottom dock, then let go.
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