Password http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30821/all en US lawmakers propose password privacy bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-lawmakers-propose-password-privacy-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of US lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a bill that would make it illegal for employers or schools to require the disclosure of passwords for social networks such as Facebook.</p> <p>The bipartisan proposal comes after reports that some firms have required passwords as a condition of employment, or that schools have asked for the information to guarantee enrollment or participation in sports programs.</p> <p>The lawmakers said the bill, a reintroduction of a measure proposed last year, was aimed at protecting privacy in social networks like Facebook or Twitter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/us-lawmakers-propose-password-privacy-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ethics Identity management Labor Law Password AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:46:05 +0000 5748105 at http://www.globalpost.com PayPal leads growing number of tech companies that want to kill off the password http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130513/paypal-leads-growing-number-tech-companies-want-kill-the-passwor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Online payments company PayPal is not alone in its drive to replace traditional web security protocols with biometric data or physical tokens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130513/paypal-leads-growing-number-tech-companies-want-kill-the-passwor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access control Password Security Technology Well being Tue, 14 May 2013 01:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837241 at http://www.globalpost.com PayPal leads growing number of tech companies that want to kill off the password http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130513/paypal-leads-growing-number-tech-companies-want-kill-the-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Online payments company PayPal is not alone in its drive to replace traditional web security protocols with biometric data or physical tokens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130513/paypal-leads-growing-number-tech-companies-want-kill-the-pa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access control Password Security Technology Health and Home Tue, 14 May 2013 01:45:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837244 at http://www.globalpost.com PayPal leads growing number of tech companies that want to kill off the password http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130513/paypal-leads-growing-number-tech-companies-want-kill-the-password <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Online payments company PayPal is not alone in its drive to replace traditional web security protocols with biometric data or physical tokens.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130513/paypal-leads-growing-number-tech-companies-want-kill-the-password" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access control Password Security Technology Tourism Tue, 14 May 2013 02:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5837253 at http://www.globalpost.com Morningstar says clients' credit card data may have been leaked http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130705/morningstar-says-clients-credit-card-data-may-have-been-leaked <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Investment research firm Morningstar Inc &lt;MORN.O&gt; said personal information, including credit card details, of about 2,300 users of its Morningstar Document Research service may have been compromised due to a security breach last year.</p> <p>The incident on April 3, 2012 may also have led to the leakage of names, addresses, email addresses and passwords, the company said in a filing on Friday.</p> <p>Morningstar Document Research provides a global database and search tool for company filings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130705/morningstar-says-clients-credit-card-data-may-have-been-leaked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Morningstar Inc Password Thomson Reuters Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:01:50 +0000 5876871 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacker steals data of two million Vodafone Germany clients http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/hacker-steals-data-two-million-vodafone-germany-clients <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A hacker has stolen the names, addresses and bank account numbers of about 2 million Vodafone Germany customers who should beware that criminals may now try to elicit other information such as passwords, the company said.</p> <p>The mobile phone operator, which has around 32 million clients in Germany said on Thursday that the hacker, who had gained access to one of its servers, had not obtained any passwords, security numbers or connection data.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/hacker-steals-data-two-million-vodafone-germany-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Password Phishing Technology Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:17:43 +0000 5932235 at http://www.globalpost.com Hacker steals data of 2 million Vodafone Germany clients http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/hacker-steals-data-2-million-vodafone-germany-clients <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A hacker has stolen the names, addresses and bank account numbers of about 2 million Vodafone Germany customers who should beware that criminals may now try to elicit other information such as passwords, the company said.</p> <p>The mobile phone operator, which has around 32 million clients in Germany said on Thursday that the hacker, who had gained access to one of its servers, had not obtained any passwords, security numbers or connection data.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130912/hacker-steals-data-2-million-vodafone-germany-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Password Phishing Technology Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:18:07 +0000 5932236 at http://www.globalpost.com Snapchat to issue more secure app after hacking exposes millions of user phone numbers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140102/snapchat-quiet-after-hacking-exposes-millions-user-phone-n-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.</p> <p>The disappearing-message service popular with young people said in a blog post late Thursday that the updated version of its app would allow users to opt out of its "Find Friends" feature, which was apparently at the heart of the breach, and would stem future attempts to abuse its service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140102/snapchat-quiet-after-hacking-exposes-millions-user-phone-n-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christopher Soghoian Hacker Labor Password Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:45:47 +0000 6034055 at http://www.globalpost.com German authorities detect theft of 16 mn identities on Internet http://www.globalpost.com/node/6049261 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Berlin, Jan 21 (EFE).- Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, on Tuesday issued an alert to Internet users regarding the possible theft of 16 million identities and email access passwords.</p> <p>BSI activated an Internet link so that users can verify if they are among those affected by the possible huge data theft and where they must provide the e-mail address they want to check.</p> <p>If a person is among those affected, he or she will receive an e-mail from BSI with a series of instructions to follow to repair the damage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6049261" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Password Politics Security Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:45:59 +0000 6049261 at http://www.globalpost.com German authorities detect theft of 16 mn identities on Internet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140121/german-authorities-detect-theft-16-mn-identities-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Berlin, Jan 21 (EFE).- Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, on Tuesday issued an alert to Internet users regarding the possible theft of 16 million identities and email access passwords.</p> <p>BSI activated an Internet link so that users can verify if they are among those affected by the possible huge data theft and where they must provide the e-mail address they want to check.</p> <p>If a person is among those affected, he or she will receive an e-mail from BSI with a series of instructions to follow to repair the damage.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140121/german-authorities-detect-theft-16-mn-identities-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Password Politics Security Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:45:59 +0000 6049262 at http://www.globalpost.com Bell small business customer information breached in hacking attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140202/bell-small-business-customer-information-breached-hacking-at <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - Bell Canada says 22,400 of its small business customers have had their account information compromised by hackers.</p> <p>Bell says in a release the breach of usernames and passwords occurred when an Ottawa-based third-party supplier had its systems hacked. It says the information was posted to the Internet this weekend.</p> <p>A hacking group calling itself Nullcrew is claiming credit for the attack, and tweeted a link to the data early Saturday.</p> <p>Bell says five valid credit card numbers were included in the information dump.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140202/bell-small-business-customer-information-breached-hacking-at" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell Canada Password Technology The Canadian Press Sun, 02 Feb 2014 16:46:42 +0000 6059512 at http://www.globalpost.com Bell Canada still looking into information hack of some small business clients http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140203/bell-canada-still-looking-information-hack-some-small-busine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - Bell Canada (TSX:BCE) says has it contacted all of it small business customers whose email accounts were compromised by hackers.</p> <p>Bell spokesman Paolo Pasquini said Monday that, as a precaution, the company is also contacting all other small business customers who receive similar services from Bell.</p> <p>"We disabled all passwords when we learned of the breach and contacted credit card issuers, law enforcement and government security officials," Pasquini said in an email.</p> <p>"We're still continuing the investigation with those authorities and our supplier," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140203/bell-canada-still-looking-information-hack-some-small-busine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell Canada Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution Password Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:26:14 +0000 6060628 at http://www.globalpost.com German authorities investigate suspected theft of passwords for 18 million email addresses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140404/german-authorities-investigate-suspected-theft-passwords-18- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN - German authorities are investigating the suspected theft of passwords for some 18 million email addresses.</p> <p>Interior Ministry spokesman Harald Neymanns said Friday an analysis by Germany's Internet security agency determined that about 3 million of the affected addresses were German. It's not clear where the others were from.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140404/german-authorities-investigate-suspected-theft-passwords-18-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Email Password Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:19:12 +0000 6113303 at http://www.globalpost.com German authorities investigate suspected theft of passwords for 18 million email addresses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140404/german-authorities-investigate-suspected-theft-passwords-1-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN - German authorities are investigating the suspected theft of passwords for some 18 million email addresses.</p> <p>Interior Ministry spokesman Harald Neymanns said Friday an analysis by Germany's Internet security agency determined that about 3 million of the affected addresses were German. It's not clear where the others were from.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140404/german-authorities-investigate-suspected-theft-passwords-1-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Email Password Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:19:12 +0000 6113304 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean financial firms vulnerable to security breaches: regulator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/s-korean-financial-firms-vulnerable-security-breaches-regula <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- Some South Korean financial firms may be vulnerable to security breaches because they use an open source operating protocol that can expose customers' passwords and encryption keys, local regulators said Wednesday.</p> <p>The Financial Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), which assesses the security systems of local firms, said it found weaknesses in 12 of the 142 financial institutions assessed.</p> <p>Of the 12, 10 reported taking steps to rectify the problem, with two vowing to fix the weakness within the week.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140416/s-korean-financial-firms-vulnerable-security-breaches-regula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Password Transport Layer Security Yonhap News Agency Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:05:50 +0000 6122951 at http://www.globalpost.com