The bad news, though, is that these attackers may actually know a recipients password from data breaches. This adds a sense of legitimacy to the emails as the victims will see passwords that they are currently using or have used in the past. Once again, this is a scam, nothing has been installed on your computer, and they do not have any video of you doing anything. Therefore, do not be concerned if you receive one of these emails.
Beware of Extortion Scams Stating They Have Video of You on Adult Sites
Sextortion Scam Uses Recipient’s Hacked Passwords — Krebs on Security
The present article reports a survey conducted to identify the practices on passwords usage, focusing particularly on memory limitations and the use of passwords across individuals with different age and education backgrounds. A total of participants were interviewed, with ages ranging from 18 to 93 years, and education level ranging from grade school to graduate degree. Contrary to our expectations, effects of cognitive decline due to aging were not observed on memory performance for passwords. The results suggested instead, that the number of password uses was the most influential factor on memory performance. That is, as the number of circumstances in which individuals utilized passwords increased, the incidence of forgotten and mixed-up passwords also increased. The theoretical significance of these findings and their implications for good practices on password usage are discussed.
Some of you out there know that I have been collecting passwords for quite some time. Since to be exact. Originally I did it just to have big wordlists for password cracking, then I started gathering them for research on my Perfect Passwords book, finally it became like a big ball of string where you just do it because it makes no sense to stop now. So I thought that some people might be interested in how I collect these passwords.
My post last April about the Bitcoin blackmail letter in my mailbox has become popular. In the last couple of days a new scam has emerged in which emailers use emails and passwords stolen in hacks to scare the crap out of recipients. In fact, I actually placed a malware on the adult vids porno website and guess what, you visited this site to experience fun you know what I mean. While you were watching videos, your browser began operating as a RDP Remote control Desktop having a key logger which provided me access to your display screen and also cam.