Anti-Virus, Identity Protection Phishbait

A phishing campaign is using fake NortonLifelock documents to trick victims into installing a remote access tool, according to researchers at Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42. The documents ...
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Most Organizations Stick to Legacy Password Security Practices Despite Experiencing Cyberattacks

In a surprising twist, new data sheds light on the lack of proper security around passwords and authentication by IT at a time when cyberattacks are all but an absolute given.
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U.K. Report: "We’re Doomed-Passwords Aren’t Strong or Secure"

A recent survey of over 2,000 U.K. broadband users shows that individuals don’t use good password hygiene or secure storage to protect themselves against future cyberattacks.
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New Office 365 Phishing Attack Targets OAuth Apps Instead of Credentials

Trying to steal your username and password is so “yesterday.” The 2020 Hacker is now leveraging Office 365 OAuth APIs to gain control over user mailboxes with phishing tactics.
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Dancing with Hackers

Dancing with the Stars pro Witney Carson announced on Twitter that her Facebook account had been hacked. Unknown miscreants gained control of Carson’s Facebook through a unique phishing ...
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Take the Free Weak Password Test and Enter to Win a Stormtrooper Helmet!

Are your users' passwords…P@ssw0rd? Verizon's Data Breach Report showed that 81% of hacking-related phishing attacks used either stolen and/or weak passwords. Employees are the weakest ...
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Have Your Users Been Exposed in the 8.5 Billion Breached Records This Year?

Data breaches are getting bigger, the bad guys are getting more cunning, and the amount of compromised data is unfortunately continuing to rise. According to RiskBased Security, breach ...
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63% of Workers Reuse Passwords For Multiple Work Devices and Applications

According to Enterprise Strategy Group, 63% of workers have reported using the same password for multiple work devices and/or applications. This just one statistic from ESG's upcoming ...
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You Have Not Suffered A Data Breach But How Do You Prevent Credential-Stuffing Attacks?

Frequent data breaches and the widespread availability of automated tools to take advantage of the compromised information have greatly increased the efficiency of credential stuffing ...
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Malicious Actors the World Over Endorse This One Security Practice

If you're working the trenches in your organization's IT department, then one of your more consistently annoying headaches involves passwords. Users and their passwords are the ongoing ...
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[Heads-Up] Scam Of The Week: Thousands Of Hacked Disney+ Accounts Are Already For Sale On Criminal Sites

Apart from me, guess who has been anticipating the Disney+ channel?
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Don’t Fall Victim to Breach Fatigue

People shouldn’t let news of data breaches dissuade them from trying to protect their information, according to security researcher Ray [REDACTED]. On the CyberWire’s Hacking Human ...
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What Footballers Wives Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

Professional football (soccer for my American friends) is big around the world. The English Premier League is among the top in the world, attracting some of the best players, generating ...
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More Than 2.2 Billion Stolen Account Credentials Have Been Made Available on the Dark Web

2019 is looking to be the year of the “data dump”, with more exposed records than any other year, empowering further credential stuffing attacks, according to McAfee.
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18 Months, 61 Billion Credential-Stuffing Attacks

Akamai observed 61 billion credential stuffing attacks between January 2018 and June 2019, according to Computer Business Review. In a new report on Internet security, Akamai researchers ...
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Microsoft Kills Password Expiration Policy Recommendation with Latest Security Baseline for Windows 10

This change from Microsoft highlights the need for organizations to readdress the user-based insecurity of passwords caused by password expirations.
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Biometrics Can’t Replace Passwords: A Cybercriminal's Dream

In the quest to create a more secure environment, new ways to authenticate that replace the password are being sought. But it’s looking like passwords are here to stay.
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A Case of Password Spraying

Citrix last month confirmed the FBI’s suspicions that hackers had used a technique known as “password spraying” to compromise the company’s networks before stealing a massive amount of ...
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How Your Users Can Fall Victim To Credential Stuffing Attacks

Credential stuffing attacks are extremely easy to carry out and offer a massive return on investment, according to a new report by researchers at Recorded Future. These attacks utilize ...
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Passwords and Their Encryption Are Easy Prey for Cyber Criminals in Account Takeover Attacks

Passwords serve as the foundation for most security today. But security vendor SpyCloud have recovered over 3.5 billion credentials, demonstrating just how insecure they really are.
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