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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Average Employee Manages Nearly 200 Passwords? Nah, That Is A Myth

In the last week, the cyber security press breathlessly reported that the average employee manages nearly 200 passwords. Really? Their source is the Password Exposé report, based on ...
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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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