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From TheJournal.ie Remember MySpace? If you joined it before, you will want to revisit it quickly Mega Breach

Remember MySpace? If you joined it before, you will want to revisit it quickly

Over 360 million records have been said to be leaked, which would make it one of the biggest leaks of passwords ever.

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords Easy To Guess

Microsoft is going to start banning your incredibly dumb passwords

The most common passwords like ’123456′ and ‘qwerty’ will no longer be allowed under the new system.

From TheJournal.ie Google has a creepy plan to help kill off the password Analyse This

Google has a creepy plan to help kill off the password

Project Abacus would analyse everything you do on your phone so it can tell that you’re the owner.

From TheJournal.ie Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

Yep, people are still pretty terrible at choosing passwords

You would think that people would know not to use ’123456′ as a password.

From Business ETC If you see your password on this list, change it immediately D'oh!

If you see your password on this list, change it immediately

Unless you really, really think the likes of ’123456′ is going to keep your account safe.

It’s National Forget Your Password Day in offices across the land

The most wonderful time of the year.

From TheJournal.ie The man behind McAfee wants to remove passwords from the equation Obsolete

The man behind McAfee wants to remove passwords from the equation

EveryKey is a Bluetooth-powered device that can unlock accounts and devices when you’re close by

A cheeky lad has just demonstrated why you should be careful with your password

Beware of who you give your passwords to.

From TheJournal.ie There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure TechKnowHow

There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure

And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.

From TheJournal.ie Experts say these are best ways to keep your identity safe online Watch Out
From TheJournal.ie If you're using one of these passwords, you're in serious trouble Security

If you're using one of these passwords, you're in serious trouble

Although it’s not too late to change it to something better.

From TheJournal.ie How to change the password for your WiFi modem TechKnowHow

How to change the password for your WiFi modem

Default passwords may seem long, but they’re not that secure so you should change it when you get the chance.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the different lock screen security options at your disposal TechGuide

Here are the different lock screen security options at your disposal

Most of us settle for the tried and trusted PIN, but what else can you use to keep your phone safe?

From TheJournal.ie Eircom.net email user? Change your password after an attempted hacking of the service Security Breach

Eircom.net email user? Change your password after an attempted hacking of the service

As soon as the company realised there had been an intrusion, it restricted access to eliminate a threat.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says his Twitter was ‘compromised’ after porn tweet XXX

Minister says his Twitter was ‘compromised’ after porn tweet

Alex White appeared to ‘favourite’ a tweet which included an image of a naked woman.

From TheJournal.ie IT experts say your NTMA Prize Bonds password may not be stored securely Prizebonds.ie

IT experts say your NTMA Prize Bonds password may not be stored securely

While no sensitive information is accessible on PrizeBonds.ie, customer’s emails and passwords could be easily revealed if the website was maliciously hacked.

From TheJournal.ie Irish employees would give away their passwords for vouchers and chocolate bars Internet

Irish employees would give away their passwords for vouchers and chocolate bars

Previous research has shown that most employers are more worried about actions of careless employees than hackers.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: what do this week’s password leaks mean for you? Explainer This post contains videos

Explainer: what do this week’s password leaks mean for you?

What exactly does ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ mean? And after breaches for LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm this week, how can you make your password stronger?