LiveJournal Hack Exposes 26M Old Credentials | Avast

Rumors that a massive LiveJournal hack occurred several years ago were proven true this week as 26 million stolen credentials from the popular online journaling platform went up for sale on the dark web. ZDNet reported that rumors of the hack have been circulating since 2018 when users began seeing their LiveJournal passwords show up in targeted sextortion schemes. Then, this week, attackers used old LiveJournal credentials to launch credential-stuffing attacks at LiveJournal offshoot Dreamwidth. Despite this likely evidence, however, LiveJournal parent company Rambler Group still has not confirmed a breach.

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Why Is eBay Port Scanning My Computer?| Avast

Every week brings more security news and this week is  about an interesting piece of Javascript that can run in your browser if you happen to use eBay under a particular set of circumstances. The code can scan your computer and send information back to a security vendor, which could be used to track your movements across the Internet. Let’s dive into the controversy and explain what is going on here.

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