Data Breach

You Have Been Pwned

Last week we saw perhaps the single largest data breach dump in history, close on the heels of another massive data disclosure from the same group. Dubbed “Collections 1-5”, together these data dumps represent literally billions of unique user email addresses and passwords. Using the online tool Have I Been Pwned will tell you whether your email address or password is contained in this hacker’s treasure trove. I will also tell you how you can mitigate the damage from this and future breaches.

In other news, Apple’s FaceTime app contains a huge bug that could let other people eavesdrop on you and potentially even view you through your camera; Google and Firefox are offering competing visions of browser privacy with controversial new features; and a recent Mac malvertising campaign is using a classic technique called steganography to disguise its malicious intentions.

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