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The 25 Most Popular Passwords of 2017: You Sweet, Misguided Fools

Every year, SplashData compiles a list of the most popular passwords based on millions of stolen logins made public in the last year. And each time, we own ourselves. Hard. 2017 is no exception. You probably already know the top two choices: Based on more than five million leaked passwords, they are “123456” and “password.” There are also some new additions this year, including “starwars,”...
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NY sues Charter/Time Warner Cable, alleges false promise of fast Internet

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today filed a lawsuit against Charter and its Time Warner Cable (TWC) subsidiary, claiming that the Internet provider "allegedly conduct[ed] a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead New Yorkers by promising Internet service that they knew they could not deliver." State officials said they conducted a 16-month investigation that reviewed internal...
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DDoS Attacks Growth Could Lead to Flood of New Attacks in 2017

DDoS & Cyber Security Insights analyzes attack and mitigation data collected through Neustar SiteProtect, a global DDoS mitigation network, from January 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016. Key findings include:Increasing frequency of DDoS Attacks. The frequency of DDoS attack mitigations by Neustar increased 40% compared to the same period of time in 2015.Eruption of multi-vector attacks....
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Your Website Is About To Lose 50% Of All Traffic Thanks To Google

Google doesn’t mess around. The company announced changes today in how they crawl sites after warning that the change was coming for the last month. It's being called mobilegeddon already. If your site is not mobile friendly -- that is, if users have to tap and zoom, scroll around, and can’t really make out the text on a smartphone -- Google will penalize the site by pushing it much lower in...
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Dotcom Wants To Kill Skype With Megachat, His Encrypted Video Calling Service

Kim Dotcom has launched a public beta version of his latest project, with which he aims to wipe out Skype. The video calling service called MegaChat is to be encrypted to ensure secure communications for all its users. The program will be introduced “starting with video calling today,” the German born entrepreneur said on Twitter on Thursday. The new program registered half a million calls in...
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