Data Security News Headlines 3rd September, 2016

  1. Hey, Music lovers! Last. FM hack leaks 43 million account passwords

Last.fm website, user account details may have compromised in a data breach that leaked more than 43 Million user personal data online. The copy of the hacked database obtained by the data breach indexing website Leaked Source contained 43,570,999 user records that were originally stolen from Last.fm on March 22, 2012, according to timestamps in the database. The leaked records include usernames, hashed passwords, email addresses, the date when a user signed up to the website, and ad-related data. Users are using weak password in their account some common passwords includes 123456, password, lastfm, 123456789, qwerty, abc123.

Cyber Security Tips:  Change your passwords, use strong password, avoid to use same password for different account.

  1. Update your MAC OS X- Apple has released important security update

Apple researcher detect zero-day security vulnerabilities disclosed last week, which targeted iPhone and iPad users, affect Mac users as well.  Hackers could have used to remotely gain control of an iPhone by simply making the victim click a link. The patch updates that Apple released on Thursday fix the nasty Trident bugs, including CVE-2016-4654, CVE-2016-4655, and CVE-2016-4656, which were initially discovered and reported by mobile security startup Lookout and the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

Cyber Security Tips:  If you are MAC user then immediately update your mac.

 

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