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How Apple, Google, and Microsoft will kill passwords and phishing in 1 stroke

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) For more than a decade, we’ve been promised that a world without passwords is just around the corner, and yet year after year, this security Nirvana proves out of reach. Now, for the first time, a workable form of passwordless authentication is about to become available to the masses in the […]

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Behold, a password phishing site that can trick even savvy users

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) When we teach people how to avoid falling victim to phishing sites, we usually advise closely inspecting the address bar to make sure it does contain HTTPS and that it doesn’t contain suspicious domains such as google. evildomain. com or substitute letters such as g00gle. com. But what if someone found […]

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Neiman Marcus data breach impacts 4.6 million customers

Enlarge (credit: Jordan Nix) American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has just disclosed a major data breach impacting approximately 4.6 million customers. The breach occurred sometime in May 2020 after “an unauthorized party” obtained the personal information of some Neiman Marcus customers from their online accounts. Neiman Marcus is working with law enforcement agencies […]

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Microsoft Outlook shows real person’s contact info for IDN phishing emails

Enlarge (credit: Drew Angerer | Getty Images ) If you receive an email from [email protected]іca. com , is it really from someone at Ars? Most definitely not—the domain in that email address will be not the same arstechnica. com that you know. The ‘і’ character in there is usually from the Cyrillic script and not […]

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Nude hunt: LA phisherman accessed 4, 700 iCloud accounts, 620K photos

Enlarge / The Internet is unfortunately packed full of criminals seeking to steal sexual (or sexualizable) images from privately held cloud backup accounts. (credit: 1905HKN via Getty Images / Jim Salter ) The LA Times reported this week that Los Angeles man Hao Kuo “David” Chi pled guilty to four federal felonies related to his […]