Related News: Facebook is actively trawling the dark web for stolen passwords

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Verge published an article titled Facebook is actively trawling the dark web for stolen passwords.

Today, Facebook announced a new approach to the problem. For the past few months, they’ve been searching anonymous posting sites like Pastebin for leaked passwords and proactively trying out the passwords on Facebook accounts. If they get a hit, the user is notified and their password is automatically reset.

Source: The Verge

Related News: Third batch of naked celeb photos leaked

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Third batch of naked celeb photos leaked.

They were photographs taken in private, but that hasn’t stopped a third batch of naked images of celebrities being leaked online.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Microsoft defends its right to read your email

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN Money published an article titled Microsoft defends its right to read your email.

According to an FBI complaint, Microsoft in 2012 discovered that an ex-employee had leaked proprietary software to an anonymous blogger. Fearing that could empower hackers, Microsoft’s lawyers approved emergency “content pulls” of the blogger’s accounts to track it down. Company investigators entered the blogger’s Hotmail account, then pored over emails and instant messages on Windows Live. The internal investigation led to the arrest on Wednesday of Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee based in Lebanon.

Although the move could be perceived as a breach of trust, Microsoft says it’s allowed to make such unilateral decisions. It pointed to its terms of service: When you use Microsoft communication products — Outlook, Hotmail, Windows Live — you agree to “this type of review … in the most exceptional circumstances,” Frank wrote.

Source: CNN Money

Related News: 4.6 Million Snapchat User Names and Phone Numbers Leaked (Check Yours)

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Gizmodo published an article titled 4.6 Million Snapchat User Names and Phone Numbers Leaked (Check Yours).

The leaked user info from SnapchatDB matches phone numbers to user names, and was in retrospect probably inevitable. Just a week ago, a group of researchers calling themselves Gibson Security not only publicized how easy it would be to acquire data like this from Snapchat, but detailed how one might go about doing it. And so someone has!

Source: Gizmodo