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Facebook hacking and godawful gold lamé sneakers

Posted  June 7, 2012 How “devious cyberjerks” locked one user out, hijacked her account, spammed her friends, stole her mail, compromised her bank account, cashed credit card-linked checks, and tried to pawn off some (to her taste) truly godawful gold lamé sneakers. Here’s the piece.

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How long would it take to crack your password?

Posted May 25, 2012 Password policies are the enemy of security, the developer of a password analyzing tool concludes, while a vendor pushes it further to decree that password security is, basically, toast. Here’s the full story. 

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Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Posted April 16, 2012 Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud. Here’s the story. 

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