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#deepweb | Why Sharing Your Disney+ Or Netflix Password Is A Bad Idea

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

It can be tempting to share your various service logins with a pal, especially because they ain’t getting any cheaper. But you might think twice before handing those Netflix or Disney+ credentials over to a friend—particularly if your password and account protection protocols are lax.

Earlier this month, an investigation by ZDNet found that Disney+ accounts were being sold on the dark web just days after the streaming service’s launch on November 12 in the U.S. In a statement, a spokesperson for the company said that it had no reason to suspect a data breach, adding that billions of credentials “leaked from previous breaches at other companies, pre-dating the launch of Disney+, are being sold on the web.”

“We continuously audit our security systems and when we find an attempted suspicious login we proactively lock the associated user account and direct the user to select a new password,” the Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “We have seen a very small percentage of users in this situation and encourage any users who are having these kind of issues to reach out to our customer support so we can help them.”

Harris Poll research done in partnership with Google and published in October found that 43 per cent of a nationally representative sample of 3,419 U.S. adults said that they’ve shared a password with someone in the past. Of those, 22 per cent have shared their password for a TV or movie streaming service. But sharing passwords can put your account at risk for a number of reasons.

First, people frequently reuse passwords for accounts. According to the Harris Poll findings, 66 per cent of respondents reused the same password for multiple accounts, meaning that sharing login credentials for a single account with someone else could put multiple accounts at risk—as appears to have been the case for hundreds and possibly thousands of Disney+ customers.

David O’Brien, a senior researcher and assistant research director for privacy and security at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society, recently told Gizmodo by phone that password for services like Disney+ and Netflix sharing is highly inadvisable.

“I think it’s generally not a great idea because you’re giving your credentials to someone else who might not have your best interest in mind when it comes to your security, so it does raise the possibility that those credentials could be lost in some way. You never know how they could be used,” O’Brien said. “We’ve seen plenty of attacks in the past that indicate it’s often possible using multiple accounts from different services to triangulate in and get access to something you really care about.”

Worse is the tendency to create passwords that are easy to remember and, therefore, easier for password crackers to guess, making an account susceptible to brute-force attacks. According to the Harris Poll findings, 59 per cent of users incorporated a name or birthday into their password for an account, with 22 per cent of those using their own name, 15 using a partner’s name, and 33 per cent using a pet’s name—information that might easily be found on social media or through previously compromised credentials.

Plus, since many of us likely assume we’ll be sharing our streaming service logins, it stands to reason that we are more likely to create easy-to-remember passwords for those services, which is a great way to get your account completely hijacked.

When it comes to individual security protocols, simply switching a letter or number in a password for an account a user perceives to be low risk—such as the login for a streaming service—is not good enough, and users shouldn’t assume that the worst that can happen is that someone will get to mooch off their streaming access. But again, jeopardized logins can still put other accounts at risk.

In order to best protect your account, enabling two-factor authentication where it’s available is a good way to safeguard against brute-force attacks, O’Brien said, regardless of the service. And yes, that means your streaming accounts. Unfortunately, neither Disney+ nor Netflix has indicated that they care enough about your security yet to put two-factor authentication in place on their platforms, which means you should be extra careful with those credentials.

You should also be using unique and randomly generated passwords for every single account—one you don’t even have to know to begin with. Using a password manager like 1 Password or LastPass can help manage the dozens or hundreds of account logins while also allowing you to create unique, randomly generated passwords for each of those individual accounts with a click. Treat your passwords like you’d treat Baby Yoda and protect that shit.

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#deepweb | Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Home Depot, Boeing, Disney

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Check out the companies making headlines in the premarket Tuesday: Home Depot — Home Depot shares dropped more than 5% in the premarket after the home improvement retailer reported disappointing same-store sales. The company said global same-store sales rose 3.6% in the previous quarter. Analysts polled […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#infosec | Hacked Disney+ Accounts on Sale for $1

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Disney’s new video-on-demand streaming service has been compromised within a week of its being launched, with hacked Disney+ accounts offered for sale online for just $1.  According to The Daily Dot, the hugely popular Disney+ service, which amassed over 10 million subscribers on its first day alone, was […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#deepweb | Disney+ accounts being sold on dark web marketplaces

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans If you like to watch movies and TV series online then you should know what Disney+ is but for those who don’t, Disney+ is a video-on-demand streaming service owned by Walt Disney. The service was launched last week on November 12th, 2019. However, word on the […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

5 Hacks To Be A Disney Princess From A Real-Life Disney Princess

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon? Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?

Well, why the heck not?

Disney’s “Moana” introduces us to a new kind of Disney heroine, and according to the voice of Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, being a real Disney Princess is easier than you thought.

In other words, you’ll know why all those bobcats are grinning in no time.

 

1. Want animals to follow you around when you sing? There’s an easy trick.

‘Halloweentown’ Isn’t Just A Classic Disney Movie — It’s A Real Place You Should Visit

Come October, everyone starts squealing about how utterly obsessed they are with Halloween. But we assure you, no one is as dedicated to the spooky holiday as the quaint town of St. Helens, Oregon

The riverside city was used as the backdrop for Disney’s “Halloweentown” ― the iconic 1998 kids flick about a young witch who, with the help of her grandmother, saves a town of ghouls, ghosts and goblins who all live together in harmony.

The people of St. Helens decided that the supernatural town didn’t have to end with the 90s. Now, the townspeople come together every October to transform St.

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Children’s Choir Surprises Disney Princess With Incredible A Cappella

You will rarely see a Disneyland cast member out of character. Their job is to make every park visitor’s Disney experience feel real and magical.

So when one of the park’s most beloved princesses is moved to tears by the people she’s supposed to entertain, you know it’s something special.

Enter the 45th African Children’s Choir, a singing group of underprivileged children from Uganda that tours the United States raising awareness of the problems in Africa.

During a recent trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, the choir surprised Belle with an impromptu a cappella performance at a meet and greet session.

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