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FILE - In this June 16, 2013 file photo, Internet users browse their Facebook website by the free wifi internet service in an underground station in Hong Kong. This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history of uncovering online security breaches.  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

7 ways to create better, stronger passwords

  NEW YORK (AP) — With the recent news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it’s a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The […]

08/06/2014

A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Passwords vulnerable after security flaw found

NEW YORK (AP) — Passwords and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web […]

04/08/2014

A computer screen shows a password attack in progress at the Norwich University computer security training program in Northfield, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

Tech Tips: Guide to protecting Internet accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Security experts say passwords for more than 2 million Facebook, Google and other accounts have been compromised and circulated online, just the latest example of breaches involving leading Internet companies. Some […]

12/04/2013

Twitter mistakenly resets passwords of some users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter says it mistakenly reset the passwords of some users as part of a routine security check-up. Thursday’s mix-up triggered warnings on technology blogs and in tweets that the online messaging […]

11/08/2012

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