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It looked like a Citrix ShareFile phishing attack, but wasn’t

Guest contributor Bob Covello isn’t happy about a password reset email that Citrix has been sending its customers.

If you’re a company contacting your customers via email, please make sure it doesn’t look phishy.


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Jail for man who hacked 1000 student email accounts in search for sexually explicit images

A poorly-secured password reset utility allowed a man to access more than 1,000 email accounts at a New York City-area university in a hunt for sexually explicit photographs and videos.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Security alert at Hover leads to password reset

Hover has reset customer passwords, but isn’t sharing much in the way of information about what has happened…


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Twitter goofs up, and sends out mass password reset to users

Twitter sends out password reset alert to many users by mistake after “technical issue”.

Did you receive one of the alerts in your inbox?


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Skype users warned of serious security problem – accounts can be hijacked with ease

A serious security problem has been uncovered in Skype, which allows hackers to hijack accounts just by knowing users’ email addresses.


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Microsoft rushes out fix after hackers reset passwords to hack Hotmail accounts

Microsoft says it has fixed a serious vulnerability in Hotmail, that was allowing hackers to reset account passwords, locking out the account’s real owner and giving attackers access to users’ inboxes.


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