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Passwords: They're as useless as the 'g' in lasagna
Accounts were compromised because he re-used the password “dadada”. Six characters, all lowercase. If anyone should know better, it’s Zuckerberg.
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
Criminals abuse email attachments to cash in on 'booming' black market for stolen passwords
“Attackers are attempting to encourage the recipient to open the attachment by using urgent language to make the message appear important."
Biometrics vs passwords: How the generation gap is shaping workplace security
Millennials are moving beyond the world of passwords and quickly embracing biometrics, leaving the older generations to continue using passwords.
Okta report says security is changing workplace app use
Okta's 2018 Businesses @ Work report, which found that seven of the 15 fastest-growing apps are security tools or have security use cases.
APAC firms leaving password management to employees - at a cost
Asia Pacific organisations admit that employee behaviour and IT policy don’t match up, particularly when it comes to passwords.
NZ Cyber Smart Week: If you just do one thing, start using a password manager
How do employees really use credentials in their day-to-day work? And what kind of threat do they pose?
1 in 4 organisations relying solely on passwords to secure BYOD
Bitglass has released the findings from its newest research, ‘BYOD and Identity’, which are alarming to say the least.
Exclusive: ESET on why the humble password is here to stay
"So how long is ‘really long’? I recommend a minimum of twelve characters with mixed-cases and numbers or symbols. Even longer is better."
Hackers steal data through ‘easy back door’ in massive Deloitte breach
In just the last few weeks we’ve had three major breaches go public, and experts say this one could have been easily prevented.
There are 320 million breached passwords available online right now
Right now there are more than 320 million compromised passwords, and they’re all available online.
Study finds it’s still the basics causing critical threats for businesses
Companies are inundated with cybersecurity threats every day – but which are the most critical?
FireEye uncovers Russian cybercriminal group targeting EMEA hotels
The hospitality sector is a frequently attacked target by cybercriminals - one of the most prominent has been attributed to a Russian group.
Trusona lands in Japan to take no-password authentication to Asia Pacific
Identity authentication provider Trusona is extending its reach beyond the US and into the Asia Pacific region, with a new office in Tokyo, Japan.
Kiwis, never forget your password again with the Mycena app
App developer Lookiimedia announced the release of Mycena, a new password management app for both Android and iOS devices.
Centrify warns hospitality industry is weak against data breaches
The alert from Centrify come as the Sabre Corp data breach continues to claim victims around the world, with Trump Hotels the latest announced.
Centrify targets local admin access on Macs through latest identity management update
Macs in the enterprise are prone to careless administrative account maintenance and passwords are being shared further than they should be.
Dropbox rolls out new features to boost security & visibility
Dropbox hopes the updates will give admin stronger user controls and increased visibility into their teams’ Dropbox usage.
It's time to pick up the pace on HTTPS encryption, survey finds
Less than half of internet sites support HTTPS, despite it being a 'must have' for all businesses, a new survey has found.
Poor password choices make it easy for credential stuffing attacks, Digital Shadows warns
“Enterprises - and the companies that work for and with them - need to be better prepared for this sort of brute force attack."
Contractors, unstructured data amongst major security concerns, says SailPoint
“By putting identity at the centre of security and IT operations, these organisations can move their IT teams out of full-time firefighting mode."
A short history of the computer password
The concept of a password was developed so that users could only access their own specific files for their allotted four hours a week.
Don't let Darth Vader destroy your security on World Password Day
If you use starwars100 as any of your passwords, now might be a good time to have a look at how strong your passwords actually are.