There’s been a HUGE amount of media coverage of the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL this week and advice for users has been very mixed and at times quite confusing and even contradictory. Venturebeat published this graphic yesterday based on a Mashable article with a nice visual (via) of some of the affected (and unaffected) sites […]
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Heartbleed: Don’t Rush to Change your Password unless Advised
You’ve probably heard about Heartbleed, the security vulnerability in a particular version of OpenSSL which was made public on Tuesday. Security expert Bruce Schneier described it as “catastrophic” On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11. The vulnerability allows an attacker to read up to 64k of memory from an affected system. […]
Twitter Accidentally Resets Some User Passwords
If you got an email from Twitter last night informing you that your account password has been reset, you might be one of approximately 1% of Twitter users whose passwords were reset in error. Or there might have been in response to a genuine attempt to compromise your account. There’s no way to know! Re/code […]
Are You Sure No One Can Guess Your Password?
Thanks to James for bringing this to my attention. If it wasn’t made by Microsoft Research, I might be afraid this site is a password stealer. What it actually is is a tool to help you test your password to see how guessable it is. Think no one can guess your password? Go ahead and […]
Evernote Forces Password Change
Evernote appear to have been the target of an attempted hack. As a result of the issue they’ve unilaterally reset all user passwords, though apart from a post on their blog, which is currently unreachable, they don’t appear to have informed users of the change. You can reset your password via the Evernote site.
Pinterest Contacting Users Potentially Affected By ZenDesk Breach
Pinterest has been contacting users of the social network who may have been affected by the ZenDesk security breach. The security breach affected 3 of Zendesk’s clients and Pinterest was one of them. The other two were Twitter and Tumblr. Text below: We recently learned that the vendor we use to answer support requests and […]
Brush Up Your Security
IRISS have launched a campaign to raise awareness of security among young people. The message is pretty simple. Treat your password like you would your toothbrush. Choose it wisely Use it regularly Change it often Never share it with anyone There’s also (of course) a facebook page for the campaign You may recall we spoke […]