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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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Hackers hold 7 million Dropbox passwords ransom

Dropbox denies it has been compromised as hackers leak hundreds of passwords online and threaten to release millions more.

By October 13, 2014

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With Skype Qik, Microsoft seeks mobile messaging clout

The company hopes the new video messaging app will be used more frequently than regular Skype and will give Microsoft a better showing in the mobile market.

By October 14, 2014

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Target, banks push to improve Web-based payments

A new World Wide Web Consortium group tackles issues like authentication and digital wallets. The eventual result could be electronic payments not so dominated by particular companies.

By October 15, 2014

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Interview with a DDoS troll: Meet 'the Gods of the Internet'

DDoS attacks are a way to keep corrupt corporations honest, according to an anonymous member of DerpTrolling, who gives us an inside look at the self-proclaimed gods of the Internet.

By October 7, 2014