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From the "too ridiculous to be true" files, especially given the increasing number of data breaches at companies large and small, is the news that the most common corporate password is "Password1" because it just barely meets the minimum complexity requirements for length, capitalization, and numerical figures.
Digital Shadow uses your Facebook data to guess your location, your income, and your passwords. The resulting array of collected, so-called private information is eerily accurate. "We collectively are being scraped all day every day," Robert Siciliano, an identity theft expert with McAfee, told ABCNews.com.
Last week it was revealed that more than two million Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail accounts may have been hacked in an international malware ploy. That bad news came on the heels of another privacy breach for Facebook-owned Instagram.
They're so popular, those ubiquitous mobile devices. For better or worse, we've evolved into a society that is a texting, online-banking, TMI-ing, forever-connected, 24/7-kind of world. But have you ever considered the negatives when you're doing all that in a public wireless hotspot?
Just months after Facebook admitted that malware breached its developers’ systems, yet another serious data breach happened last week and affects six million users. The mixup was a result of a glitch between “People You May Know” (friend suggestions) and “Download Your Information” (an archive of your Facebook history). The breach left the email addresses or telephone numbers exposed for six million people for an entire year.