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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No,... They were not breached. It was users with weak ass passwords. Since most login names are peoples email addresses, then you only have to guess the password. And when people use passwords like 12345678 then well. Companies actually are now stating that new passwords have to a letter, capital letter and number in it, and that helps security a lot.
    Didn't the link say the hackers had some kind if keystroke program that could literally follow each keystroke of the user? If that's the case I'm not sure it matters how sophisticated the password is.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Didn't the link say the hackers had some kind if keystroke program that could literally follow each keystroke of the user? If that's the case I'm not sure it matters how sophisticated the password is.
    Found: Hacker server storing two million pilfered passwords | Ars Technica

    A more factual recount of the issue.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

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    Whose hacking the NSA?
    Who would say?
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Facebook = Friendface.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by peteeu View Post
    what the article does not mention (as far as i can see) is the fact that this is not a "hack" per say. It is users who are idiots.

    Why? Because these are accounts that used the following passwords..

    Password
    1
    1234
    123456789
    god

    and so on and so on.

    To be frank, they deserved to be hacked.
    stop sharing my passwords!!!
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Well, this is somewhat worrying. Shows that the aforementioned companies need to have more/better security.
    Reread. Security problem wasn't at those sites, it was on the individuals computers. Didn't see how it was getting to individual computers though.

    Personally, not worried too much about it. My OS is always up-to-date and I don't use windows. Unless the software somehow was run as a add-on to Firefox, then no way they got in.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    What the article does not mention (as far as I can see) is the fact that this is not a "hack" per say. It is users who are idiots.

    Why? Because these are accounts that used the following passwords..

    password
    1
    1234
    123456789
    god

    and so on and so on.

    To be frank, they deserved to be hacked.
    If they are dumb enough to belief microsoft/windows security are not oxymorons, then they deserve to be hacked.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    If they are dumb enough to belief microsoft/windows security are not oxymorons, then they deserve to be hacked.
    Has NOTHING to do with Microsoft/windows. In fact these days it is Mac OSX that is the most insecure because Mac users are the most ignorant on security because they believed in the Apple hype about their systems being secure. Not even Apple believe their own hype any more. Mac OSX has massive amounts of security holes that go unplugged. Just look at the security hole that Google got fined for exploiting in Safari. It was know bug .. for 2 years, that Apple never fixed and Apple was never fined (not even sure it is fixed yet to be honest).

    This has everything to do with ignorant users being exploited. I have had plenty of clients coming to complain that their email is sending out spam mail via outlook or yahoo or gmail (or other online systems). And when I tell them to change their password, they are shocked that they actually have been hacked. When I hear the password then I am not shocked.. at all. And when they change the password then suddenly the spam sending stops.. wonder why!

    Sorry but people are in general stupid on passwords, both in creation but also in remembering them. Nothing is more annoying when migrating PCs or smartphones when the customer cant remember their Skype or email passwords... ARGH. And then when doing my own hacking on the PC to find the damn passwords, I find out that it is 12345 and I just laugh for a few hours shaking my head.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Has NOTHING to do with Microsoft/windows. In fact these days it is Mac OSX that is the most insecure because Mac users are the most ignorant on security because they believed in the Apple hype about their systems being secure. Not even Apple believe their own hype any more. Mac OSX has massive amounts of security holes that go unplugged. Just look at the security hole that Google got fined for exploiting in Safari. It was know bug .. for 2 years, that Apple never fixed and Apple was never fined (not even sure it is fixed yet to be honest).

    This has everything to do with ignorant users being exploited. I have had plenty of clients coming to complain that their email is sending out spam mail via outlook or yahoo or gmail (or other online systems). And when I tell them to change their password, they are shocked that they actually have been hacked. When I hear the password then I am not shocked.. at all. And when they change the password then suddenly the spam sending stops.. wonder why!

    Sorry but people are in general stupid on passwords, both in creation but also in remembering them. Nothing is more annoying when migrating PCs or smartphones when the customer cant remember their Skype or email passwords... ARGH. And then when doing my own hacking on the PC to find the damn passwords, I find out that it is 12345 and I just laugh for a few hours shaking my head.
    Ok. I didn't mention Apple because I have never owned one and don't feel qualified to make such statements about them.
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    Re: 2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Ok. I didn't mention Apple because I have never owned one and don't feel qualified to make such statements about them.
    Sorry but I hear it every day... the myth about Apple being more secure and Windows being unsecure.. it is bull****. 10 years ago yes sure, Windows XP had more holes in it than Swiss cheese, but Windows 7 and 8 are some of the most secure systems out there.. far more secure than Mac OS and even Linux, because Windows gets patched for any vulnerability much faster. Linux is slow as hell in patching vulnerabilities but that is because hackers dont eat their own and so few people (other than nerds) actually use linux.

    Mac OSX is also very bad because even basic 3rd party programs that get patched day to day on Windows and even Linux, have to go through Apple first and that takes a lot of time. Java is especially plagued by this problem. When Java's makers find a vulnerability they starting fixing it, but Apple blocks that Java version on its platforms until Java has sent a fix to them and they have approved it. It means that most online banking is down for Mac users when this happens.. for days and even weeks. There are workarounds, but most average Mac users cant understand how to do that, because the system behind the nice glossy front is so damn complicated compared to say Windows. And then add the usual arrogance of Apple when it comes to their products... "they just work" and are bug free.. then you have a massive security problem for Macs. Service updates are slow as hell even for critical problems.

    But security now days is down to one thing... the user. Even on Macs and Windows machines there are few "holes" allowing a hacker access without interaction of the user.. aka downloading a keylogger or other crap...

    In closing.. dont press on attachments! and read the bloody text on the screeen when you are installing a program! damn tool bars.. grr (yes just removed 5 .. yes 5 tool bars from a clients machine that was running slow!)
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