On Average, How Many Passwords do Employees Manage?

According to the Last Pass Password Exposé report, an employee manages of about 200 passwords. Other industry reports often estimate the number of credentials used and put the figure ...
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Watch Out For This New Amazon Phishing/Phone Password Scam

 So here’s a new one: a spoofed Amazon email claiming that Amazon has detected an unauthorized attempt to reset the password on the recipient’s account. A six digit code is provided along ...
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Enigma Hacked Before ICO Date -- CEO Had Not Changed A Compromised Password

Wherever there’s a lot of money to be made cyber thieves are not far behind. Think sharks surrounding a bait ball. Enigma is a financial data marketplace founded by a team from MIT which ...
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Survey of 2600 IT Pros: "Password Procedures Still Are A Cyber Security Fail"

  After the NIST passwords bombshell, we surveyed 2,600 IT professionals to find out how they were managing passwords. The answers show that IT Pros are generally receptive to the ...
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This password bombshell will make you scratch your head...

OK, this is a headscratcher. This is why we were surprised.  I found it in a Wall Street Journal article today (paywall). Bill Burr, the author of “NIST Special Publication 800-63. ...
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NEW: Download The "Weak Password Test" Utility

How weak are your user’s passwords? Are they... P@ssw0rd? Verizon's recent Data Breach Report showed that 81% of hacking-related breaches used either stolen and/or weak passwords. ...
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Why does Kevin Mitnick recommend 20+ character passwords?

The background is based on current state-of-the-art password cracking technology. In short, hackers penetrate the network, get access to a domain controller and pull the file with all ...
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Scam Of The Week: LinkedIn Email Change Your Password

You probably remember the 2012 LinkedIn data breach. It was a big deal because something like 6.5 million user account passwords were posted online, but LinkedIn never confirmed the final ...
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Scam Of The Week: Massive LinkedIn Spam Steals Passwords

"I feel like a complete idiot. I just got taken by a LinkedIn spam that may have just stolen my banking password." These words dropped in my inbox, written a while ago by Dan Tynan, ...
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Scam Of The Week: eBay Password Reset Phishing Emails

Ok, unless you were on an Internet-free vacation (fat chance); you have heard that eBay managed to lose all its 145 million credentials. 
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5 Easy Steps To Create Strong Passwords

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