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Apple IDs gain option for two-step verification

Apple today joined a growing list of companies who offer two-factor authentication. The move offers users the option of better security by requiring additional information while logging in, namely a four-digit verification code sent via SMS or through Apple's Find…

Unknown number of Twitter accounts hijacked, passwords reset

Twitter has warned an unknown number of users that hackers have potentially compromised their accounts. Spam-like tweets seem to be originating from at least some affected users, including TechCrunch's own Twitter account. "Make $250 A Day From Home", one tweet…

Solar panel management systems vulnerable to attack, DHS warns

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued another industrial control warning (pdf) regarding critical vulnerabilities found across a number of solar panel systems. Affected systems can be easily exploited using "proof of concept" code developed by security researchers Roberto Paleari…

Google issues another wave of state-sponsored attack warnings

Earlier this year Google began issuing warnings to several Gmail users that their accounts may have been the target of state-sponsored attacks. Google now says they have noticed attacks are on the rise and as such, have once again issued…

Google wants to do away with logins on the Internet

Keeping track of multiple logins for various sites visited on the net can be a serious chore, especially if you have a different username / password at each destination. I’ve personally had to resort to physically writing down my credentials…

Last.fm security breach actually happened three months ago

Last week it was reported that Last.fm had been targeted in a string of security breaches that may have been linked to attacks on eHarmony and LinkedIn. New information has since surfaced that reveals the 1.5 million or so compromised…

Last.fm becomes latest victim in string of security breaches

A number of high profile websites have fallen victim to security breaches this week and if today’s developments are any indication, it doesn’t look like the end is anywhere in sight. The latest victim is Internet music provider Last.fm who…

eHarmony confirms breach, about 1.5 million passwords stolen

eHarmony has confirmed that nearly 1.5 million of its users have had their passwords -- or more specifically, hashed passwords -- stolen by hackers. The popular match-making site may have fallen victim to the same hackers who compromised LinkedIn's password database…