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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75% of users reuse passwords across different accounts – this is up from 56% in 2014!

We’ve always known users are the weakest link in your security chain, but new report data from SailPoint shows just how bad users are behaving in 2018 – and how it affects security.
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The Pesky Password Problem: Battle of the Red and Blue Team featuring Kevin Mitnick [LIVE WEBINAR]

What really makes a “strong” password? And why are your end-users tortured with them in the first place? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do about ...
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212 Million Exposed Contacts Would Be a Scammer’s Dream

A recent discovery of exposed data on a web-facing server owned by data aggregator and analytics provider Apollo demonstrates how data breaches empower scammers.
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Users Sharing Passwords Put Organizations at Higher Risk

Cybercriminals thrive on misuse of credentials, and users sharing them only makes the criminal’s job easier. The latest report from LastPass shows password sharing is rampant.
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WSJ: "Forget Passwords. It’s Time for Passphrases."

Mr. Henry Williams is a deputy editor for The Wall Street Journal in New York, and he reported on something we just also recommended. Here is an excerpt with a link to the full article at ...
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[VIDEO] Password Sharing Means Not Caring

How Fast Can Your Domain Admin Password Be Cracked? 19% of employees of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) share their passwords with coworkers, according to a study by Switchfast. ...
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Try this Weak Password Test for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch!

Are your user’s passwords…P@ssw0rd? Verizon's Data Breach Report showed that 81% of hacking-related breaches used either stolen and/or weak passwords. Employees are the weakest link in ...
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One in five employees share their email password with co-workers

Negligent employees remain the number one cause of data breaches at small businesses across America. So why do small businesses continue to struggle with good cyber security practices and ...
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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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