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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Hackers take over Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Twitter account, make bomb threat at Tampa Airport

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - Tampa police are investigating a bomb threat made against Tampa International Airport after hackers took over Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s Twitter account Thursday ...
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8-Character Windows NTLM Passwords Can Be Cracked In Under 2.5 Hours

BeauHD posted in Slashdot: "HashCat, an open-source password recovery tool, can now crack an eight-character Windows NTLM password hash in less than 2.5 hours. "Current password cracking ...
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A Hacker’s Dream: Half of IT Admins Reuse Passwords Across Multiple Accounts

The most recent report from Ponemon shows how IT’s lack of password management is wildly misaligned with the organizations supposed concern for protecting data.
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Brand-New Tool: Password Exposure Test Identifies Risky Users

The bad guys are constantly coming out with new ways to hack into your network and steal your organization’s confidential information.
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Easy Hacker Targets: Bad Password, IoT Devices, and no 2FA. Let's Make It Harder In 2019!

Without proper security controls, compromising an IoT device is easy work for hackers, giving them access to potentially more than just the device. Let's make it harder for them in 2019!
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Kanye West Tops Dashlane’s List of 2018’s “Worst Password Offenders”

  Dashlane today announced its third annual list of the “Worst Password Offenders.” The list highlights the high-profile individuals and organizations that had the most significant ...
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