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People’s carelessness blamed for card theft

Around 33% of Indian consumers store their bank account, credit, debit card, ATM passwords, Aadhaar details in email, mobile and computers

06 Sep 2021 2:28 AM

32 passwords you should never use unless you are begging to be hacked

An analysis of about 20 million passwords has revealed that a mere 4.9 million were unique.

31 Oct 2019 12:26 PM

Google kept some passwords stored in plain text for years

This happened due to an error Google made while implementing a certain password recovery mechanism.

23 May 2019 10:31 AM

World Password Day: Some of the world's most vulnerable passwords

123456, 1234, admin, ubnt and 12345 are the five most attempted passwords used by cyber criminals to enter the Mumbai cloud server honeypot.

02 May 2019 3:10 PM

McAfee provides tips for World Password Day 2019

World Password Day is the perfect opportunity to be diligent about revamping passwords.

02 May 2019 12:38 PM


'123456' continues to be the worst password of all time

While a combination of numbers made up the top 10, ‘qwerty’, ‘password’ were also used by more than 3 million accounts.

24 Apr 2019 10:43 AM

Facebook exposed millions of Instagram passwords

Answers about the Facebook leak that should help you put your mind at ease.

22 Apr 2019 1:31 PM

Facebook will no longer ask for email passwords for account verification

The social networking giant said it will end its practice of password verification for accounts.

04 Apr 2019 11:32 AM

German minister on Facebook glitch: Didn't expect such frightening unprofessionalism

The passwords, stored in readable format within Facebook’s internal systems, were accessible to as many as 20,000 Facebook employees.

24 Mar 2019 11:02 AM

Facebook bug exposed your passwords in plaintext

Facebook claims the passwords were not accessible outside the company.

24 Mar 2019 10:35 AM


Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety

Whenever there's news of a data breach many computer users realise they need to change their passwords.

11 Dec 2018 1:05 PM

Are millennials keeping their data safe?

Norton reports one in three millennials use the same password for all accounts; 53 per cent have shared passwords with friends or family.

10 Aug 2018 2:44 PM

52% smartphone users don’t use passwords: Research

68 per cent of individuals says they regularly use the Internet on a smartphone (up from 60 per cent in 2016)

10 Jul 2018 1:41 PM

Twitter fixes password glitch, urges users to change passwords

The problem has been resolved and an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders.

04 May 2018 8:16 AM

Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords: Study

Americans appear to be heeding expert advice for keeping their passwords and accounts safe.

26 Apr 2018 2:06 PM


Most Indians share personal passwords with partners: Study

67 per cent of the people in a relationship have felt their partner was more interested in their internet connected device than in them.

05 Feb 2018 4:17 PM

Microsoft says It’s time to kill the password

The company claims that Windows Hello has proved a successful security system.

29 Dec 2017 8:00 PM

Worst Passwords of 2017

Reports sugest that hackers are using common terms from pop culture or sports to break into online accounts.

25 Dec 2017 5:00 PM

About 32 mn accounts accessed using 'forged cookies': Yahoo

These cookies have been invalidated so they cannot be used to access user accounts, the company said.

02 Mar 2017 7:45 AM