Catch up on stories from the past week and beyond at the Slashdot story archive. Known as Descrypt, the hash function was created in and is based on the old Data Encryption Standard. Descrypt provided improvements designed at the time to make hashes less susceptible to cracking. For instance, it added cryptographic salt to prevent identical plaintext inputs from having the same hash.
Adult Websites Hack Uncovers Government Users, Highlights 'Lazy Password-Makers'
Adult Websites Hacked, Million Users Exposed
The biggest hack of of has been revealed, and it's huge. In fact, it's nearly as big as the Yahoo half-billion user hack of that we only just learned about. That may surprise you considering this one involved AdultFriendFinder. Data on nearly million users was stolen from the alternative dating site alone. Many more were leaked from other FriendFinder Networks sites. Another 7 million from Penthouse. Approximately 2.
These Are The 25 Most Frequently Hacked Passwords Of 2017
Popular adult website YouPorn has been caught in an awkward position after users' account information was laid bare by hackers. According to security blogger Anders Nilsson, the email addresses, passwords and birthdates of over one million users were made publicly accessible. A Naked Security blog post claimed YouPorn - one of the top most popular websites in the world - has been publishing users' data in a public fashion since These practices were blamed for the security breach. While YouPorn has shut down the breached server, hackers are still sifting through the information and reposting it elsewhere online.
There's a new scam going around that would terrify most people if it ever landed in their inbox. The emails are slightly different depending on who's being attacked, but they all have a few similar features:. Business Insider. Ian Kar , a New York-based product manager who was sent the scammy email, said that after he received this threat, he spent an entire day changing all his passwords and buying 1Password, a password manager. He said he was pretty sure his password was included in one of the big leaks in the past few years — databases have been stolen from LinkedIn, Yahoo, and eBay, for example.