One in Every 142 Passwords is ‘123456’, New Research Shows

One in Every 142 Passwords is ‘123456’, New Research Shows

“123456” is the most widely used password on breached accounts, according to a recent password re-use study c by computer engineering students at Cyprus University. Last month, student Ata Hakçıl analyzed more ...
Updated AnarchyGrabber Steals Passwords, Spreads to Discord Friends

Updated AnarchyGrabber Steals Passwords, Spreads to Discord Friends

Researchers found an updated version of AnarchyGrabber that steals victims’ plaintext passwords for and infects victims’ friends on Discord. Detected as AnarchyGrabber3, the new trojan variant modified the Discord client’s %AppData%Discord[version]modulesdiscord_desktop_coreindex.js file ...

Hackers don’t break in – they log in

We talked about this very often so far: Passwords are by far the weakest link when it comes to security today. 81% of successful attacks involve lost, breached or re-used passwords. There ...

Password Security Question Recommendations

It is risky to post security questions. Security questions exist on pretty much every website that requires a username and password. [...] The post Password Security Question Recommendations appeared first on SecurityOrb.com ...
FBI to Internet Users: Don’t Let Your Browser Remember Your Password

FBI to Internet Users: Don’t Let Your Browser Remember Your Password

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation this week offers some radical tips for private Internet users and businesses alike. Chief among them: disable autofill and remembering passwords. It’s not entirely clear whether ...

The War of Passwords: Compliance vs NIST

The most recent National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines have been updated for passwords in section 800-63B. The document no longer recommends combinations of capital letters, lower case letters, numbers ...
multifactor authentication

Making the Move to Multifactor Authentication

Over the last few years, multifactor authentication (MFA) has come a long way. In the past, MFA required that you carry a hard token on you at all times, but now, it ...
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A Guide to Digital Privacy for You and Your Family

Having worked with many individuals responding to incidents where their digital private images were shared without consent, social media or email accounts had unauthorised access, and even physical safety was a concern, ...

5 Ways Your Organization Can Ensure Improved Data Security

Each year on January 28, the United States, Canada, Israel and 47 European countries observe Data Privacy Day. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to inspire dialogue on the importance of ...
SplashData's Worst Passwords of 2019

Worst Passwords List Reveals “123456” to Still Be Top Offender

A list of some of the worst passwords for 2019 revealed that users continue to turn to “123456” above all of the other ill-advised combinations. In total, TeamsID published 50 of the ...