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Nude photos of Justin Bieber a ruse: bellybutton tells the tale! Think before you click

Posted October 11, 2012 Nude photos allegedly of the star began circulating soon after his laptop and camera were stolen. Clicking on such files is always a bad idea, given that malware loves to piggyback on celebrity news. Besides, as any true Belieber knows, Justin has an outie. Read the full story on Naked Security.

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Mom arrested for hacking school computers, tweaking her kids’ grades

Posted July 23, 2012 A US mother is facing charges that she allegedly hacked into her children’s school computer, changing their grades, and accessed thousands of the school’s personnel files that contained contracts, employee reports and other information. Here’s the story. 

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LinkedIn slapped with $5 million class action suit over leaked passwords

Posted June 21, 2012 LinkedIn has been served with a potential $5 million class-action lawsuit on behalf of all users that charges the company with failing to use “basic industry standard” security practices. Here’s the story.

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Multi-word passphrases not all that secure, says Cambridge University

Posted March 19, 2012 Think a passphrase of multiple, random dictionary words is as unguessable as long strings of gibberish, but easier to remember? Not necessarily, according to a recent study. Read the story on Naked Security.

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Researchers find many weak Stratfor passwords

Posted January 4, 2012 A professor at Utah Valley University analyzed the leaked password hashes stolen by Anonymous from security firm Stratfor and determined even their security-minded customers choose weak passwords. Here’s the story on Naked Security.

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