Millions of Neiman Marcus customers may have had their personal and financial information exposed in a data breach, the retailer said.
4.6 million customers of Neiman Marcus Group stores, specifically Neiman Marcus and Last Call, are being notified about the hack, the company said in a press release on Thursday. Customers’ names, contact information, payment card numbers and expiration dates (without CVV), virtual gift card numbers, usernames, passwords, security questions, and answers associated with Neiman Marcus online accounts were compromised in the hack, according to the retailer.
Out of the nearly 5 million customers, approximately 3.1 million payment and virtual gift cards were affected and more than 85% of the cards were expired or invalid, the company said. No active Neiman Marcus-branded credit cards were impacted, according to the company.
There is no evidence indicating any customer information being currently sold on the dark web, a company spokesperson told Insider. Neiman Marcus Group notified law enforcement when the breach happened and is currently working closely with Mandiant, a leading cybersecurity expert, to investigate the attack.
The company is recommending that all customers who have not changed their password since May of 2020 do so now and report any fraudulent activity on their accounts.
“At Neiman Marcus Group, customers are our top priority,” Geoffroy van Raemdonck, chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group said in a statement. “We are working hard to support our customers and answer questions about their online accounts. We will continue to take actions to enhance our system security and safeguard information.”
Neiman Marcus joins a string of companies, from T-Mobile to Coinbase and Carnival, to report data breaches of other online attacks in recent months.
From social media and shopping to internet banking and email, it can be a headache to have to remember and manually enter numerous account logins or payment information every time you want to access a website, join a Wi-Fi network, or make a purchase. That’s where iCloud Keychain comes in handy.
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What is iCloud Keychain?
iCloud Keychain is a data management system from Apple that makes your accounts more easily accessible by saving passwords, credit cards, and other private information across all of your Apple devices.
The feature also remembers this information and can autofill it on the apps and websites you use so that you don’t have to do so manually.
To use iCloud Keychain, you’ll first need to turn the feature on.
How to turn on iCloud Keychain on an iPhone or iPad
To enable iCloud Keychain on your iPhone or iPad, do the following:
1. Open your Settings app.
2. Tap your name at the top of the page.
3. Tap iCloud and then Keychain.
4. Enable iCloudKeychain by sliding the bar beside it to the on position, which will turn the bar green.
You may be asked to enter your Apple ID password or your device’s passcode to finalize this process.
To disable iCloud Keychain on your iPhone or iPad, simply untoggle the iCloud Keychain option depicted above.
How to turn on iCloud Keychain on a Mac computer
On your Mac, you can turn on iCloud Keychain through the System Preferences.
1. Click on the Apple menu at the top of the screen, then click on System Preferences from the dropdown menu.
2. Click Apple ID, then click iCloud in the sidebar. On macOS Mojave or earlier, simply click iCloud in System Preferences.
3. Select Keychain from the list of options on the right by clicking the box next to it. Ensure the box has turned blue and has a checkmark in it; you may need to approve it by signing into your Apple ID.
To disable iCloud Keychain on a Mac, simply uncheck the Keychain option from the list.
How to add your personal information to iCloud Keychain
While iCloud Keychain has the ability to autofill your information on certain websites and apps, you’ll first need to create a contact card so that the feature can operate properly. Once you’ve created a contact card, you can then begin using the card by following these steps.
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap Safari.
2. Tap AutoFill.
3. Tap My Info.
4. Select your Contact Card from the list of available contacts.
How to find saved passwords on iCloud Keychain, and add, edit, or delete them
On an iPhone or iPad
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap Passwords. On iOS 13 or earlier, tap Passwords & Accounts in Settings, then tap Website & App Passwords.
2. If prompted, use Face ID or Touch ID to verify your identity and see your saved passwords.
To add a password for a website, tap the plus sign (+) at the top of the screen and fill in the resulting form.
3. Tap on a website from the list to see your saved password for it.
You can remove a saved password by tapping Delete Password from this page.
To modify the password, tap Edit in the top-right corner.
On a Mac computer
1. Open the Safari app.
2. Click the Safari menu at the top of the screen, then select Preferences from the dropdown menu.
3. Click the Passwords icon in the new window.
To add a password to the list, tap Add at the bottom of the window and fill in the resulting form.
4. Select a website from the list of passwords.
To change a password, click Details with the website highlighted, change the password, then click Done.
To delete a password for a website, click the website to highlight it, then click Remove.
How to find saved credit cards on iCloud Keychain, and add, edit, or delete them
On an iPhone or iPad
1. Open your Settings app.
2. Tap Safari, then tap AutoFill.
3. Tap Saved Credit Cards to see your list of saved cards, which you’ll need to use Face ID to access.
Swipe left on a card and press Delete to remove it from the list.
Tap Add Credit Card to add a new card to the list.
Tap a card in the list, then press Edit on the next page to edit its information.
On a Mac computer
1. Open the Safari app.
2. Click Safari in the menu at the top of the screen, and select Preferences… from the dropdown menu.
3. Click the AutoFill icon in the new window.
4. Click the box to the left of Credit cards to enable it with a check mark, if it isn’t enabled, then click the Edit button beside it.
5. You’ll be asked to enter a passcode or use Touch ID to view your list of saved cards.
Click Add at the bottom of the window to add a new card.
Click a card to highlight it in the list and double click to edit the specific information displayed for the card.
Click a card to highlight and then click Remove from the bottom of the window to delete the card.
Sharing your Wi-Fi network with guests is always a bit of a hassle, especially if you take security seriously and have a strong password. But there’s a fast, easy way to get friends and family connected – all with just a few taps. Here’s how to quickly share your Wi-Fi password between iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Android devices.
Sharing a Wi-Fi password between iPhones, iPads, and Macs
Apple makes it quick and easy to share Wi-Fi passwords between other Apple devices. Note that there isn’t a built-in way to share Wi-Fi passwords from Apple to Android devices.
Before you can share your Wi-Fi network password, confirm both Apple devices meet these requirements:
Make sure each device has the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, or macOS.
For each device, turn on WiFi and Bluetooth.
Sign into iCloud with your Apple ID. Double-check that your Apple ID email address is saved in the other person’s contacts, and make sure you have their email address saved in your Contacts.
Make sure the devices are in Bluetooth and WiFi range of each other.
Once you have that set up, sharing a Wi-Fi network password is seamless and automatic:
1. Make sure your iPhone, iPad, or Mac is unlocked, connected to a Wi-Fi network, and the other person’s Apple ID email address is in your Contacts.
2. On the device that needs Wi-Fi, go to Settings.
3. Tap Wi-Fi and choose the same network that your device is already connected to. If your guest is on a Mac computer, have them tap the Wi-Fi icon on the top right-hand corner of the screen and choose the network. Do not enter the password when prompted.
4. Bring the two devices in range of each other.
5. On your device, you will receive a Wi-Fi password sharing notification. Tap Share Password.
6. After a moment, the other device will automatically receive the password and connect, and your phone will display a message that you were successful. Tap Done.
Sharing a Wi-Fi password with Android
Android devices use a QR code to make sharing Wi-Fi passwords easy. The good news is that this makes it possible to share Wi-Fi passwords from Android to Apple devices.
Before you can share your Wi-Fi network password, make sure your device is running Android 10 or later, and you are connected to the network you wish to share.
Once you have that set up, here’s how to share a Wi-Fi password with an Android device:
1. On your Android device, go to Settings.
2. Tap Connections. Depending on your Android device, the menu option might be Network & Security.
3. Tap the gear icon next to the network name you want to share.
4. On the bottom of your screen, tap QR Code. A unique QR code will be generated, which you can save and share with your contact.
5. To gain access to the network without typing a password, the guest must open their default camera app and scan the code from your screen.
6. Upon scanning QR code, the guest just needs to follow the prompts to connect.
Sharing a Wi-Fi password with a QR code
If you have a device that doesn’t support Apple’s automatic sharing or Android’s QR code generation function, you can create your own QR code. QiFi.org is a safe online QR code generator specifically designed for Wi-Fi access that works across Apple, Android, and Windows devices.
This is great for sharing Wi-Fi information from Apple to Android devices. The best part? Once you create the unique code, you can use it every time you need to share your Wi-Fi password.
2. In the Membership and Billing section, click Change password.
3. On the Change Password page, enter your existing password and then the new one you want to change it to. There are no requirements for what your password has to contain – it just needs to be between six and 60 characters long.
4. Confirm the new password, and when you’re done, click “Save.”
How to change your Netflix password if you’ve forgotten it
If you want to change your password, you usually need to enter your current password to prove you really own the account. But if you’ve lost or forgotten your password, there’s a workaround.
If you’re currently logged into your account, follow the steps above to reach the Change Password page. Once there, click Forgot password? If you’ve been logged out of your account and can’t remember the password, head to the login page and click or tap Need help?
You’ll be given the option to reset your password via email or text message – you’ll be sent a link where you can make a new password.
If you don’t remember which email address or phone number you connected to your Netflix account, you can enter the first and last name associated with the account, as well as the card number you use to pay for it.
Dave Johnson contributed to a previous version of this article.
Internet security isn’t something to be taken lightly, and social media sites are some of the most heavily targeted sites by hackers.
One of the ways you can keep your data safe – or at least drastically reduce the chance of being hacked – is by regularly changing your password, particularly on Facebook.
Thankfully, creating a new password is easy on both the Facebook website as well as in the Facebook mobile app. Here’s how to do it.
How to change your Facebook password on the website
1. Open Facebook in a web browser and log into your account, if you haven’t already.
2. Click the downward-pointing arrow at the top-right of the screen, then click Settings & Privacy and Settings.
3. In the menu on the left side of the screen, click Security and login.
4. Scroll down to the Login section, and next to the Change password option, click Edit.
5. Type in your current password, then enter a new one and enter it again to confirm.
6. Click Save Changes to confirm your new password.
How to change your Facebook password on the mobile app
1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone or Android and tap the three horizontal lines in the bottom-right corner of your screen to open a menu of options.
2. Scroll down and tap the Settings & Privacy section, and then again on Settings.
3. On the next screen, under Security, tap Security and Login to be taken to a menu with your security options.
4. Under Login, tap Change password.
5. On the Change Password screen, enter your current password and your new password, and then re-write your new password to confirm it.
How to turn on two-factor authentication on Facebook
Even if you have a strong password that you change regularly, it’s always worth adding two-factor authentication to your Facebook account.
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Two-factor authentication makes it so when someone tries to log into your Facebook account, they’ll also need to enter a code that’s texted to your phone. It’s one of the best ways to keep your account safe.
To turn on two-factor authentication, head to the same “Security and Login” menu as above, and use the “Two-Factor Authentication” options there.
Maintained by security analyst Troy Hunt, the database on haveibeenpwned.com, lets you check if one of your email addresses or passwords has been compromised, or “pwned,” in internet speak.
After typing the website into your browser, you just have to type in the address of the email account you wish to check for breaches. The site cross-references that email address with more than 10 billion accounts compromised in past breeches.
Here’s an example:
Then, just click the “pwned?” button next to the search bar.
If your account is in the clear, you’ll get a green page that says “Good news,” with references for how to increase security.
If your account details have been leaked, you’ll see a red screen that says, “Oh no — pwned!” It will tell me how many data breaches the email has been found in and where it may have been “pasted” to a publicly facing website.
If you’re new to setting up or troubleshooting your Wi-Fi connection, you might be wondering what a network security key is. Luckily, it’s not as confusing as it sounds – your network security key is essentially just your Wi-Fi password.
Of course, it’s not actually that simple – if it were, we wouldn’t need another word for it. A network security key is a specific type of password that allows your Wi-Fi router to talk to the device you’re using, and allows you to use the internet securely.
What to know about network security keys
Network security keys have become more sophisticated over time, and there are now a few different kinds that work a few different ways. Knowing what kind of network key your router uses can be important for setting it up and solving issues.
There are three common types of network security keys.
How to find your network security key
Depending on which security key you go with, your password might be located in a couple different places – most of the time, default WEP keys can be found on a piece of paper given to you by the network owner with the router. Default WPA/WPA2 keys are usually printed somewhere on the side of your router, often on a sticker.
If you’ve forgotten your Wi-Fi password, it’s not the end of the world. As long as your computer is already connected to the router, you can pull the password up that way instead – this works on a Mac or on a PC. You can also share access with others across Apple devices, whether you’re using a Mac or an iPhone.
How to create a strong password
Network security keys are an important part of keeping your network protected – and in a world where we do most of our business online, that protection is more important than ever.
Making sure you select the highest security network you can is part of that, but another part is selecting a good password. Experts say that a strong password has as many of the following qualities as possible:
Is 12 characters or longer (the longer the better)
Uses a mix of numbers, letters, and symbols
Doesn’t use common substitutions (like zero for “O,” $ for “S,” et cetera)
Doesn’t use an easy keyboard path (like “asdfjkl,” “qwerty,” or 123456)
One of the most highly recommended ways to create a secure password is to make it a random combination of words that one might not usually find together, or else a simple sentence. For example, security experts would likely say that “PeanutButterManPants” and “PutThatDownJordan” are both strong passwords. Add some numbers or symbols and you have one of the best possible defenses against hackers.
So you just found that your Gmail password isn’t working. In the moment of panic that follows, you’re probably wondering if you were hacked, or if you simply don’t remember what the password was.
The good news is, you probably weren’t hacked – Google sends out notifications and warnings whenever someone signs in on a new device or changes your password, so unless you’ve been logged out for a while, that’s unlikely.
Still, it’s a pain not to be able to access your email, and you probably want to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. Luckily, it’s very easy to reset your Gmail password from your computer or your phone, so long as you set up any method of recovery at the beginning – a backup email or phone number.
Here’s how to reset your Gmail password, from both your phone and your computer.
How to reset your Gmail password and create a new one
1. Go to the Gmail login screen on your device and type in the name of the account you need to recover.
2. When it asks you to enter your password, instead hit the phrase “Forgot password?” in blue underneath.
3. If you can, type in the last password you remember using with your Gmail account. Gmail does this just in case you haven’t actually forgotten your password.
If the password you enter is actually your current password, you’ll be redirected to Gmail, and you don’t need to worry about the rest of these steps.
If the password you enter is an old one or one you’ve never used, Gmail will automatically take you to step four.
4. Depending on whether you have a phone connected to your Google account, Google may automatically send your phone a notification – pressing “Yes” on this notification will let Google reset your password.
If you don’t receive this notification or want to do it a different way, click “Try another way” at the bottom of the screen.
5. If you’ve set up a recovery phone number with this account, or another account attached to this one, Gmail will give you the option to send a text or call to that number containing a code you can use to confirm your identity.
If you have your phone on you, select your preferred method of communication, then skip to step six.
If you don’t have your phone with you, or would prefer Gmail not contact you in this way, click “I don’t have my phone” at the bottom, and proceed to step five.
6. If you have another email associated with this one as a recovery email, Google will give you the option to have a recovery code sent to that email. If that method is agreeable to you, click “Send,” then proceed to step six.
If, for some reason, you don’t have access to the recovery email account, you’ll have to click “Try another Way,” after which Gmail will ask for an email address you do have access to. They will take time to assess your problem individually and determine if they can help you recover your account. However, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to recover your account this way.
7. Enter the code that’s been sent to your phone or recovery email address.
Note that entering the “G -” at the beginning isn’t necessary – the entry field fills this in for you. Enter the numbers only.
8. Gmail will now ask you to select a new password. Try to choose something you won’t easily forget, or else write it down somewhere safe so you can look at it next time and avoid this hassle.