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I-Dressup is a social media site aimed at teen and tween girls, where users play and interact with fashion. Six days ago, Ars Technica's Dan Goodin contacted I-Dressup to tell them that they were leaking more than 5.5 million cleartext passwords, and...

Yahoo has confirmed that information from at least 500 million user accounts was stolen in 2014. While the information was leaked earlier today, it’s worse than we initially thought. If you have a Yahoo account, it’s time to change your password.

800,000 usernames and passwords from Brazzers, a giant porn site; 98 million passwords from Rambler.ru ("Russia's Yahoo") and, coming soon, the entire user database for VKontakte/VK.com, Russia's answer to Facebook. (more…)...

Password managers are an easy way to improve your password security . If you’ve ever wanted a physical device that could hold passwords instead, Adafruit has you covered.Read more...

Dropbox was reportedly hacked back in 2012 . In 2014, hundreds of Dropbox passwords were leaked by an anonymous hacker . Now Dropbox is forcing password changes on anyone with a password older than 2012 . This story keeps unfolding, but here’s t...

When you make a new account for any sort of web site or service, there’s usually a helpful-looking meter to tell how strong the password you came up with is. Don’t listen to those meters.Read more...

 What’s in a name? When it comes in the form of a password, everything. The password has long been the safeguard — and in many cases, the only one — to protect our online identity. At one point, passwords seemed like the most o...