Scam of the Day: Sextortion, Old Passwords, and You

The “Sextortion” phishing scam makes use of compromised password data, recipient gullibility, and visits to porn websites to separate victims from their money. The scam message comes from ...
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"What Exactly Are The Risks Of Breached Passwords?"

First of all, the term means that a particular password is available in a data breach on the dark web–and there are billions of breached passwords out there. KnowBe4 just released a free ...
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More than 70% of users prefer MFA over old style password / username

More than 70 percent of computer users will choose password-less multi-factor authentication (MFA) over traditional usernames and passwords, according to new behavior research. The ...
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86% Of Passwords Are Terrible And Employees Reuse Them All The Time

Troy Hunt, the founder of Haveibeenpwned came out with some brand new numbers that show there's bad news and there's more bad news. A few months ago he launched V2 of his Pwned Passwords ...
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Bad news: 43% of login attempts 'malicious' Good news: Er, umm...

The Register in the UK reported: "An extraordinary 43 per cent of all attempted online account logins are malicious, Akamai claims in its latest internet security report. "Credential ...
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What are “WannaMine” attacks, and how do I avoid them?

It's suddenly all over the news. In hindsight, it was a matter of "not if, but when".  Sophos just warned against a new hybrid worm that combines the ETERNALBLUE exploit and cryptomining. ...
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"123456" Remains Most Common Password Found in Data Dumps in 2017

For the second year in a row, "123456" remained the top password among the millions of cleartext passwords exposed online thanks to data breach incidents at various providers. While ...
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77% of the FTSE 100 Have Compromised Credentials - What is your Stolen-password percentage?

IT security vendor Anomali, released a new report showing the volume of stolen credentials of FTSE 100 employees tripled In 2017, and a whopping 77% of the FTSE 100 were exposed with an ...
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Stolen Passwords Of FTSE 100 Employees Tripled In 2017

The Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 share index is an average of share prices in the 100 largest, most actively traded companies on the London Stock Exchange. IT security vendor ...
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Thirty Percent of CEO Email Passwords Compromised in Breaches: Study

  SecurityWeek reported about an interesting F-Secure study showing thirty percent of CEOs from the world's largest organizations have had their company email address and password stolen ...
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