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RIP, Passwords: Hello, Biometrics

A few years back, authentication used to be very simple, i.e. users needed two strings (username and password). If someone knows both, then they can access the account—easy as that. This was ...
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Creative Phishing for Digital Gold on RuneScape

Creative Phishing for Digital Gold on RuneScape

RuneScape is an extremely popular massive multiplayer online game. With over 200 million generated accounts, its claim to fame is that it’s one of the largest free MMORPG’s ever created. At the ...
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Biggest Password Mistakes: Notes From an Expert

The two biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to passwords are not using “passphrases” and reusing them across multiple accounts. Over the last decade and more, password requirements have increasingly ...
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6 Simple Steps for Hardening your WordPress Security

6 Simple Steps for Hardening your WordPress Security

Having a secure WordPress site does not need to be a challenge. Hardening a website means adding security layers to reduce the risks of attacks and hacks. 6 ways to Harden WordPress ...
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Forgot to Renew Your TLS Certificate, Microsoft?

Microsoft Teams went dark for seven hours yesterday. It turns out the Teams team forgot to renew a TLS certificate ...
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How Passwords Get Hacked - Sucuri Security

Password Attacks 101

One of the most common attacks carried out nowadays is related to cracking passwords, but most people probably just know about brute-forcing. There are, in fact, other kinds of attacks around passwords ...
IoT devices must be secured to protect the network

Certificate Security for IoT Devices

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been a rapidly growing industry trend that can provide invaluable and unique data to many organizations. While most devices are designed to maximize the efficiency of ...
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Facebook’s Latest Privacy FAIL Costs Company $550M

Facebook has settled a class-action in Illinois for $550 million. It’s alleged that the social network’s face-recognition algorithms are illegal in the Prairie State ...
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Washington Privacy Act (WPA)

New Push for Washington’s Privacy Bill in 2020

Washington state may be leading the charge on privacy legislation in 2020. The state legislature introduced several privacy bills during the first week of its 2020 legislative session, including an updated version ...

On Authorization and Implementation of Access Control Models

There are dozens of implementations of authorization mechanisms. When there are complex requirements dictated by business processes, authorization mechanisms may often be implemented incorrectly or, at least, not optimally. The reason for ...