Tag Archives: security

Passwords – That Thing That Annoys Me

For most people, when you say anything about passwords, you basically get “Oh That Thing That Annoys Me”. Yes it does seem that everything we do these days has a password and there are too many passwords to try to remember.

Yahoo Announces New Hack – Over 1 Billion Affected

Yahoo has just posted information concerning a newly found breach of its systems. This hack of Yahoo systems appears to be unrelated to a previous announced breach in September 2016.  This time the Yahoo breach is reportedly affecting an astronomical 1 Billion (yes that is a B in

Adding 2 Factor Authentication – Amazon

This past week Amazon sent an email notifying some of its users that their passwords had been reset.   The company said there’s no reason to believe the Amazon accounts had been hijacked but decided to take this step of resetting passwords “out of an abundance

Updated: Yahoo Breach Announcement Confirmed 

Updated 9/22/16 @ 3:15 pm (EDT). Yahoo has now confirmed that it was breach, by what it calls “a state sponsored actor” in 2014. The hack according to Yahoo affects at least 500 million accounts (and to that can we all say DAMM!). Per Yahoo,