Dropbox hack leaks 68m user passwords on the internet

Dropbox has unveiled a range of new features aimed at making the storage site more of a one-stop shop for subscribers.

Online cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords leaked on to the internet. The attack occured in 2012. At the time Dropbox reported a collection of user’s email addresses had been stolen. It did not report that passwords had been stolen as well. The dump of passwords came to light when the database was picked up by security notification service Leakbase, which sent it to Motherboard. The independent security researcher and operator of the Have I been pwned? data leak database, Troy…

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Following celebrity hacks, here’s how to secure your iCloud account

Though Apple says it’s investigating a reported hack on the iCloud accounts of several celebrities, there is an easy way for users to secure their accounts. Over the weekend, reports emerged that a number of celebrities had their iCloud accounts compromised by unknown hackers, and personal photos leaked onto the internet. Apple says it is “actively investigating” the situation. The exact details of the hack are unknown, but some security researchers believe Apple left iCloud vulnerable to a brute force password hacking attempt. Basically, hackers could use a piece of…

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