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Report: Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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AOL: Security Breach May Have Exposed Private Info Of ‘Significant Number’ Of Email Users’ Accounts

AOL says a security breach may have exposed the private information of a “significant number” of its email users’ accounts.

04/29/2014

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Online Security Flaw Exposes Millions of Passwords

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

04/09/2014

A new study finds that 70 percent of parents keep a watchful eye on their own children’s Facebook accounts, and 46 percent reported having their kids' passwords.  (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: 70 Percent Of Parents Monitor Kids’ Facebook Accounts, Nearly Half Have Passwords

A new study finds that 70 percent of parents keep a watchful eye on their own children’s Facebook accounts, and 46 percent reported having their kids’ passwords.

06/14/2013

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