But this works best on public computers because multiple people log on to them, which means a better chance at unintentionally stored passwords.It helps to know a little bit about Java Script before attempting this password hack.Alex Holden, chief information security officer at Hold Security LLC, said Bolton’s statement is reminiscent of the stance that software giant Adobe Systems Inc. In that case, a database containing the email and password information on more than 150 million people was stolen and leaked online, but Adobe says it has so far only found it necessary to alert the 38 million active users in the leaked database.“Adobe said they have 38 million users and they lost information on 150 million,” Holden said.According to , the breach reveals some interesting stats: Over three quarters of the users had registered with one of the following: a Hotmail, Gmail or Yahoo email address.
Yes, that's right, the passwords were not protected at all.
Ashley Madison, an American most prominent dating website that helps people cheat on their spouses has been hacked, has agreed to an .2 Million settlement for roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a massive data breach two years ago.
Though the parent company of Ashley Madison, Ruby Corp., denies any wrongdoing, the company has pledged to pay around ,500 to each of the hack's victims for the settlement.
The settlement has to be reviewed by a federal judge in St. Ashley Madison marketed itself as a means to help people cheat on their spouses, with a tagline "Life is short.
Have an affair." The site was breached in July 2015 and hackers dumped nearly 100 gigabytes' worth of sensitive data belonging to 37 million users of the casual sex and marriage affair website onto the dark web.