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When a company is breached, the typical reaction is to increase security across the board. But Twitch, the Amazon-owned game streaming company, has decided to reduce the minimum number of characters in user passwords, thereby allowing users to have less secure logins, in response to customer complaints. The attack was announced yesterday on a company blog, whilst emails were also sent to concerned users. There’s little detail on the extent of the attack; Twitch simply said all user passwords were to be reset after it detected possible unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information
If you're currently on a Mac computer and using a Chrome browser then a weird little Apple's OS X quirk, just a special thirteen-characters string could cause your tab in Chrome to crash instantly. A string of 13 characters (appear to be in Assyrian), shown below in an image, is all needed to crash any tab in Chrome for OS X, however, this text has no impact on Windows, Android, or iOS operating systems. This Chrome crash vulnerability has already been reported by an open-source project Chromium project, which means that Google is likely aware of this troublesome issue. What steps will reprod
A Firefox (>34) extension that breaks rotld.ro's audio CAPTCHA, with 100% accuracy. Flawed implementation RoTLD's audio CAPTCHAs are composed of 6 characters, in the a-f0-9 range. Each character is concatenated to the audio file, along with a header ("your captcha code is") and random amount of white noise between the characters. The major flaw is that the header, noise and characters are binary concatenated to the file (ie cat header.mp3 a.mp3 1.mp3 6.mp3 noise.mp3 d.mp3 b.mp3 f.mp3 > output.mp3), without resynthesizing the output. One can do a simple binary search for signatures and fi