Lifehacker: Find the WiFi Password For Almost Any Airport Lounge Using This Free Map. “Fortunately, we’re at a point where most of the airports in the United States offer free WiFi in some form. Yes, sometimes you have to watch an ad to get there, but it’s there. That said, sometimes you end up an airport that doesn’t have WiFi, or one that has free WiFi that’s restricted by a time limit. For times like those, the WiFox Google Map can help.” Just make sure you’re using a VPN!
ZDNet: Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices. “A hacker has published this week a massive list of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) ‘smart’ devices. The list, which was published on a popular hacking forum, includes each device’s IP address, along with a username and password for the Telnet service, a remote access protocol that can be used to control devices over the internet.”
Vox Recode: Simple changes to Amazon’s Ring could protect users from hacks. “Ring’s defense misses the point and is a disservice to its customers. Yes, it’s important to know that the hack wasn’t a breach of Ring’s internal systems, but that is unlikely to prevent such hacks from continuing to happen. Rather than dismissing the incident and putting the blame on users, the company could roll out a simple change that privacy experts have long advocated for on just about any service or product that requires a login: mandatory two-factor authentication.”
EurekAlert: ‘Inconsistent and misleading’ password meters could increase risk of cyber attacks. “Password meters are frequently made available to help users secure their personal data against the threats posed by cyber criminals. However, the ‘inconsistent and misleading’ advice offered on some of the world’s most popular websites could actually be doing more harm than good, according to new research.”
Lifehacker: ‘Iloveyou’ and the 24 Other Worst Passwords of 2019. “Don’t use bad passwords. Not even for stupid stuff. Because the dumb social network you join today might add a wallet or a cloud service or a camera some day, and before you know it, the only thing stopping someone from draining your bank account and spying on your home is the word ‘dragon.'”
CNN: Google Chrome will now automatically tell you if your password is unsafe. “Chrome’s newest feature adds a functionality that warns users that their username and password may have been compromised in a data breach. A pop-up will appear asking if they want to change their saved passwords.”
Bleeping Computer: New Chrome Password Stealer Sends Stolen Data to a MongoDB Database. “A new Windows trojan has been discovered that attempts to steal passwords stored in the Google Chrome browser. While this is nothing unique, what stands out is that the malware uses a remote MongoDB database to store the stolen passwords.”