ScienceBlog: Researchers Expose Vulnerabilities Of Password Managers. “Encrypted vaults accessed by a single master password or PIN, they store and autofill credentials for the user and come highly recommended by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. However, researchers at the University of York have shown that some commercial password managers may not be a watertight way to ensure cyber security.”
MakeUseOf: The 5 Best Open-Source Password Managers. “Open-source password managers keep these credentials in your hands only. You can install or self-host all the options on this list on your own machine. Which one is right for you?”
Mashable: This ‘internet treasure hunt’ doles out passwords to premium subscriptions. “Here’s how it works: You sign up to receive a notification, which contains further instructions. Every day at 12 p.m. ET, you can text ‘what’s today’s password’ to that number. You’ll receive a login into to a ‘mystery account.’ This could be for Netflix, ClassPass, a bank account with $1,000 in it (allegedly) — anything (again, allegedly).”
TechCrunch: Social media boosting service exposed thousands of Instagram passwords. “The company, Social Captain, says it helps thousands of users to grow their Instagram follower counts by connecting their accounts to its platform. Users are asked to enter their Instagram username and password into the platform to get started. But TechCrunch learned this week Social Captain was storing the passwords of linked Instagram accounts in unencrypted plaintext.”
Review Geek: LastPass Accidentally Deleted Its Extension From The Chrome Store. “If you’re a LastPass customer and noticed you can’t find the password manager’s extension in Google’s Chrome Web Store, there’s a reason for that: LastPass accidentally removed it. I didn’t say it was a good reason, but there you have it.”
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.”