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UNIX Co-Founder Ken Thompson’s BSD Password Has Finally Been Cracked

A 39-year-old login password of Ken Thompson, the co-creator of the UNIX operating system among, has finally been cracked that belongs to a BSD-based system, one of the original versions of UNIX, which was back then used by various computer science pioneers. In 2014, developer Leah Neukirchen spotted an interesting “/etc/passwd” file in a publicly […]

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DoorDash Breach Exposes 4.9 Million Users’ Personal Data

Do you use DoorDash frequently to order your food online? If yes, you are highly recommended to change your account password right now immediately. DoorDash—the popular on-demand food-delivery service—today confirmed a massive data breach that affects almost 5 million people using its platform, including its customers, delivery workers, and merchants as well. DoorDash is a […]

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XKCD Forum Hacked – Over 562,000 Users’ Account Details Leaked

XKCD—one of the most popular webcomic platforms known for its geeky tech humor and other science-laden comic strips on romance, sarcasm, math, and language—has suffered a data breach exposing data of its forum users. The security breach occurred two months ago, according to security researcher Troy Hunt who alerted the company of the incident, with […]

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Foxit PDF Software Company Suffers Data Breach—Asks Users to Reset Password

If you have an online account with Foxit Software, you need to reset your account password immediately—as an unknown attacker has compromised your personal data and log-in credentials. Foxit Software, a company known for its popular lightweight Foxit PDF Reader and PhantomPDF applications being used by over 525 million users, today announced a data breach […]

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Android Users Can Now Log in to Google Services Using Fingerprint

If you’re using Chrome on Android, you can now sign-in to your Google account and some of the other Google services by simply using your fingerprint, instead of typing in your password every time. Google is rolling out a new feature, called “local user verification,” that allows you to log in to both native applications […]