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Police close We Leak Info website, where 12 billion passwords are up for sale

Police close We Leak Info website, where 12 billion passwords are up for sale | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
A 22-year-old man from Arnhem was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing around 12 billion user names and passwords and offering them for sale via website We Leak Info, police revealed on Friday. The arrest was made by the cyber crime team Oost-Nederland in close collaboration with the British National Crime Agency which tipped off the Dutch police force. The FBI and German police were also involved in the investigation. During a search of two homes in Arnhem
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Been breached? I have 7 times that I know of. This site apparently was an aggregator and if your information was out there from breaches, bad guys could buy it – for as little as $2 access to 12 BILLION pieces of information. C R A Z Y!

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Congrats to the FBI for taking the site down – check out this story….

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Fortunately I use a service which alerted me to each breach – the good guys got these bad guys – but I am bett’n more bad guys out there

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Sharing Netflix and HBO passwords is now a federal crime, but here’s why not to worry

Sharing Netflix and HBO passwords is now a federal crime, but here’s why not to worry | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Though sharing passwords is now technically a federal crime, companies like Netflix Inc. and HBO are still all but shrugging off friends
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seriously?  now how are you going to house a prison population equal to one half the population of the USA?

 

oh lordy - someone gave grandma the Netflix password!

perhaps the court decision needs refinement?

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Why the government should help kill passwords

Why the government should help kill passwords | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
We all know passwords are a pain. But should the government make companies phase them out?
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a rerun perhaps - but it still stands that why do we need government to do this?  why is the private sector not making it happen?

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