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Name check a username with NameChk

With its Web app or iOS app, you can use NameChk to check the availability of a username across dozens of websites.

By February 5, 2015


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


Third-party Instagram app pulled after stealing passwords

The app, called InstaAlert, was snagging usernames and passwords and sending them to a remote server, according to the developer who spotted it.

By November 11, 2015


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


How corporate fears of hacks just created Silicon Valley's newest $1 billion startup

Okta receives a $75 million investment, the latest sign companies are scrambling for cybersecurity software that can prevent them from becoming the next Ashley Madison, Sony or Target.

By September 8, 2015


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


'Vast majority' of users safe after hack, LastPass CEO says

Attackers stole usernames and clues to master passwords, the company says, but are unable to breach the vast store of encrypted passwords the service manages.

By June 15, 2015


Federal agent pleads guilty to corruption charges in Silk Road case

A former DEA agent admits to pocketing more than $100,000 worth of bitcoins that he solicited from Ross Ulbricht, founder of the online bazaar for illegal drugs.

By July 2, 2015


Your smartphone could have serious security flaws

Mobile apps come under the security microscope as research groups report major vulnerabilities.

By June 18, 2015


Hack of online dating site Adult FriendFinder exposes millions

Technically Incorrect: Adult FriendFinder, a site where people seek casual, discreet relationships, suffers a breach, exposing the details of almost 4 million of its members.

By May 22, 2015