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# Passwords

Last year
# Civil Liberties
Irish Council for Civil Liberties demands that Gardaí not receive power to compel a password
Rights groups have also called on Gardaí to record the ethnicities of people stopped and search in order to prevent discrimination.
# Passwords
Apple, Google and Microsoft agree to support ‘passwordless’ sign-ins
The technology giants have said they will back a new sign-in standard that could replace written passwords.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be an offence to refuse to give gardaí a password?
A new power would allow gardaí to request passwords or encryption keys for electronic devices.
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you change your online passwords?
The ongoing fallout of the cyber attack on the HSE has placed a renewed focus on the security of people’s data online.
# weleakinfo
Man arrested in Northern Ireland suspected of trying to sell 12 billion stolen passwords online
Another man was arrested by police in the Netherlands.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you use the same password for all your online accounts?
The Data Protection Commission launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage.
# Data Breach
Facebook says whatever fine it faces over password breach is matter for Irish data watchdog
The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a statutory inquiry into Facebook’s password storage breach.
# plain text
Irish data watchdog launches probe into Facebook password storage as millions left exposed
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner is Facebook’s lead regulator in the European Union.
# Security Breach
Facebook admits its staff had access to millions of users' passwords
It said the passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers.
# Data
Twitter urges users to change passwords after data 'unmasked'
Twitter says there’s no indication that there was a data breach.
# easy way out
You know the advice about changing passwords often? You're likely doing it wrong
We’re not exactly great at coming up with new and original passwords.
# stay safe
If you need to share a password, here are the right ways to do it
If you need to share that Netflix password with someone, you shouldn’t be lazy about it.
# own worst enemy
Your biggest security problem isn't whether you'll get hacked or not
It’s using the same password for all of your accounts.
# Security
Somebody is trying to sell almost 33 million Twitter passwords on the dark web
Although it looks unlikely that Twitter was breached.
# Passwords
Now you can see how long it'll take for hackers to crack your password
As long as you’re not using something as simple as ‘password’
# 12 days of tech
This is how you can strengthen your accounts' passwords
Your accounts can never be too safe.
# layers
Snapchat has added a small but important security feature to the mix
If you’re not already using two-step verification, now’s as good a time as any to start.
# guessing game
Those security questions you use for your accounts aren't exactly safe
But you already knew that, didn’t you?
# TechGuide
If you're using Chrome, this password add-on may come in handy
If you place more importance on your Google accounts than other accounts, that is.
# TechKnowHow
Here's how you can check what passwords are saved on your browser
There may be a number of accounts saved that you may have forgotten about.
# TechKnowHow
This is why you should be using a password manager
Because it’s better to be safe than sorry.
# you shall not pass
The most common passwords used in 2014 will make you cringe
The lack of imagination is astounding.
# doh-balls
Domino's has four hours to pay ransom for customers' passwords and favourite toppings
I’ll have pepperoni, mushrooms, and a side of hackers please.
# Cyberattack
Have an eBay account? You need to change your password right now
The compromised database contained encrypted eBay passwords and other non-financial information.
# Security
Why you should be using two-step verification for all your accounts
One of the best ways to keep your accounts safe only requires a phone that can receive SMS messages.
# make some noise
Google invests in audio passwords with SlickLogin purchase
The company has purchased SlickLogin, a company that uses soundwaves as a type of password
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Bad passwords, printed chocolate and creepy human emojis
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# Security
'123456' tops list of worst passwords of 2013
Other gems included “abc123,” “qwerty,” “iloveyou,” and “password.”
# Cybercrime
Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared
An attack by hackers had been initially estimated to affect three million customers but it is now believe 38 million accounts have been compromised.
# starship troopers
This satirical sci-fi film predicted a lot of today's technology
Tablet computers, robotic surgery, voice recognition, video calls — all of these featured in Starship Troopers before the turn of the century.
# unencrypted
Hackers post pilfered Yahoo! passwords
Nearly half a million passwords and email addresses from a Yahoo! server were posted online.
# LinkedIn
LinkedIn says all accounts secure again after password hack
An FBI investigation is now under way after almost 6.5million passwords were breached last week.
# Passwords
Music site urges users to change password in latest breach - has yours been leaked?
There’s now a way to check if your LinkedIn or eHarmony passwords were among those hacked, while is the latest site with security problems.
# Passwords
First LinkedIn, now eHarmony's passwords 'compromised'
The dating site has said that a small number of its users have been affected, while it’s reported that a total of eight million ‘hashed’ passwords have been posted online.
# LinkedIn
Almost 6.5million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked online
A hacker in Russia claims to have gained access to millions of passwords and is seeking help in removing the encryption.
# internet fail
New study finds the 25 worst internet passwords
‘Password’, ’123456′ and ‘monkey’ all feature in the list compiled by an American company. Does your password make the list?
# Guardian Angels
Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature
Who do you trust the most? Facebook wants to know so you can keep your account safe.
# Sony
Sony investigates claim of another security breach
Hackers have claimed that they have hit Sony for a second time – taking over one million passwords, emails, and other user information – by accessing unencrypted data stored by the corporation.