Chester Wisniewski

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1.2 billion usernames and passwords hacked. Is this truly scary or corporate fearmongering?

The New York Times published an article this week that has shocked the public. The article says that a Russian cybercrime group by the name of CyberVor has amassed this astoundingly large number of credentials from upwards of 420,000 distinct web sites.

My immediate response was: Yeah, so?

In the context of the story it would seem that countless passwords are now known to this criminal group, and we should be panicking and changing all of our passwords.

But wait a minute. Hold Security, the company that found this hack, may have a commercial interest in this reaction.…  Seguir leyendo »