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Evernote issues password reset following suspicious activity

Evernote recently discovered malicious activity on its network, alerting all of its users that in order to protect their data, a password reset was necessary. Cybercriminals frequently target popular channels, prompting many companies to reset users’ passwords to avoid further harm. Evernote recently discovered malicious activity on its network, alerting all of its users that […]

Burger King Twitter account hacked because of whopper123

Burger King, the US fast-food company, had its official Twitter account (@burgerking) compromised on Monday. Their Twitter profile picture was changed to the McDonalds logo and the background picture was switched to show a McDonald’s background and Fish McBites. Many posts were tweeted under the hacked account, with some of them containing racial oaths, drug use and obscene messages. […]

Bue Spring Manatee Festival

Because there is more to life than just passwords (yes, we admit it!) and facebook and ‘official’ letters from the FBI, we’ll occasionally point out events and activities and all sorts of other things that excite the Sticky Password team. The Sticky Password team has become very interested in helping Manatees in Florida. So much so, that we’re sponsoring the Save […]

Donald Trump’s Twitter account hacked, Zendesk system hacked too, affecting Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr users

The latest Twitter hack in the past few days was targeted at Donald Trump’s official Twitter account (@realDonaldTrump). On Thursday afternoon when a tweet appeared on Trump’s Twitter profile saying “These hoes think they classy, well that’s the class I’m skippen”, everyone knew something was wrong. And it was. 15 minutes later the tweet was […]

Burger King Twitter account hacked because of whopper123

Burger King, the US fast-food company, had its official Twitter account (@burgerking) compromised on Monday. Their Twitter profile picture was changed to the McDonalds logo and the background picture was switched to show a McDonald’s background and Fish McBites. Many posts were tweeted under the hacked account, with some of them containing racial oaths, drug […]

Twitter security breach targets 250,000 user passwords

Twitter recently announced that as many as 250,00 users may have been impacted by a cyberattack. Password security is a must for anyone who logs into websites and social media accounts. The popularity of sites like Twitter has made such channels likely targets for dangerous cybercriminals. In an official blog post, Twitter recently announced that […]

PayPal phishing

Yesterday, I have received an email from PayPal – at least it appeared so at first glance – about limiting my PayPal account and that the PayPal system detected unusual charges to a credit card linked to my PayPal account. Since I found out immediately that it is a phishing email, I want to share […]

Personal Password Security and the Gawker Hack

Yet another password hacking exploit highlights the question ‘how can I protect myself?’ The hack of Gawker (operator of technology sites Lifehacker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, Gawker, Kotaku, Deadspin, io9, Jalopnik and Fleshbot) servers exposed over 1.3 million accounts earlier this week and again brought attention to the vulnerability of even reputable websites. The security breach uncovered […]

Facebook and your privacy online

Facebook is in the headlines again today. The reason, as usual, concerns privacy and the personal data of facebook users. A man named Ron Bowes used a program to scan facebook and collect personal data from user accounts. The catch this time is that the personal data was all publicly available under each user’s profile. […]

Not so secret secrets that will keep you safe online

Good article on security ‘secrets’ that will help keep you safe. Start at the end and move to the beginning. The advice about knowing what programs you use and making sure that they are up to date is easy and huge, HUGE – really big! – in keeping you safe. This applies to programs and your […]