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usernames

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To stop security breaches, kill the username and password

You don't have to be an online security expert to know that usernames and passwords are not cutting it. It's time to completely re-think how we manage our online identities.

By August 7, 2014

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Avast support forum hack snags usernames, passwords

The security company has taken down its support forum following a hack that compromised usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords.

By May 27, 2014

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Coveted $50,000 Twitter username swiped in tale of woe

Naoki Hiroshima talks of how security practices at PayPal and GoDaddy led to him losing his coveted Twitter handle.

By January 29, 2014

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Bye, Dave91024@yahoo.com. Yahoo grants wishlist usernames

Yahoo starts doling out sought-after inactive usernames to people who requested them. If you didn't get your pick, the company is rolling over your requests to a new Watchlist feature, but it will cost newcomers $1.99.

By August 26, 2013

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Can Yahoo recycle your username -- and protect your data?

Yahoo will begin recycling usernames on accounts that have been inactive for more than a year. But with log-ins and password recovery linked to e-mail addresses, it's raising some security concerns.

By July 11, 2013

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Do you trust Yahoo to recycle your username and protect your data?

On July 15, Yahoo will start taking the usernames of inactive accounts -- accounts that haven't been used in a year -- and letting others claim them. It's a way for Yahoo to make available some desirable usernames and entice people to return to the site. But with e-mail addresses tied to other accounts and password retrieval, there could be security problems. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how Yahoo is planning to protect users' information.

By July 11, 2013

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BitTorrent Bleep extends its IM security to Android, Mac

If BitTorrent succeeds with its encrypted, decentralized app, it would enshroud a previously open form of messaging in a hard-to-break bubble of privacy.

By September 17, 2014

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Apple: Celeb photo attack was targeted, not widespread breach

Hackers accessed celebrities' iCloud accounts through targeted attacks on usernames, passwords, and security questions -- something Apple says is "all too common on the Internet."

By September 2, 2014

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Celebs, beware: Those nude selfies will be hacked and shared

Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits.

By September 2, 2014

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How those nude photos were leaked (and why you should care)

What does the hack mean for your own cloud security? Here are all of your nude selfie-related questions answered.

By September 2, 2014