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Why Business Password Management Remains a Struggle

How secure is your password? Everyone has a favorite. Savvy people, of course, know better than to use something that can be easily guessed, like 12345 or ‘Password.’ But, once you latch on to a password you really like and is easy to remember, you use it again on a site you might not visit too often but want to make sure you remember. That one
Publish At:2021-04-19 14:56 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Identity and Access Management (IAM) Multi

Password Safety: Rethink Your Strong Password

“Use longer, stronger passwords.” This is a directive we’ve been accustomed to hearing for decades. Many of us are using strong passwords with a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters. The speed at which threat actors can brute force our long passwords has ramped up.  In a brute force pass
Publish At:2021-02-01 20:53 | Read:402 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Identity & Access Password Password Manageme

Google Chrome wants to fix your unsafe passwords

Most security breaches are the result of one thing: sloppy password practices. Too many people make the mistake of choosing weak passwords, or reusing passwords that they have used elsewhere on the internet – making life too easy for malicious hackers trying to gain unauthorised access.So I was pleased to see Google announce that over the coming weeks
Publish At:2021-01-21 09:00 | Read:526 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security IT Security and Data Protection Google Google

Home schooling – how to stay secure

bySally AdamMany pupils are starting their new school term from home rather than the classroom.For families with younger kids, home schooling is often the first time that their children have needed to use computers (rather than gaming consoles) in earnest.Whether you’re new to home schooling, going back to it after a break, or an old hand, it’s worth taking
Publish At:2021-01-13 13:43 | Read:599 | Comments:0 | Tags:app devices mac password PC Privacy Wi-fi

30 Ransomware Prevention Tips

Dealing with the aftermath of ransomware attacks is like Russian roulette. Submitting the ransom might seem like it’s the sole option for recovering locked data. But paying the ransom doesn’t mean that your organization will get its affected data back.Let’s not forget that ransomware also continues to evolve as a threat category. Beginning in late November 2
Publish At:2020-10-05 06:43 | Read:831 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles Backup firewall password Ph

A Six-Digit Passcode Isn’t Strong Enough – Intego Mac Podcast Episode 150

A Lightroom update has wiped user photos, and there’s no way to get them back; malicious Chinese code in 1,200 iOS apps is collecting data and simulating clicks to make money; and a chilling story shows why a six-digit passcode isn’t enough to protect your data on an iOS device. Lightroom App Update Wipes Users’ Photos and Presets, Adobe Says the
Publish At:2020-08-29 09:59 | Read:1274 | Comments:0 | Tags:Intego Mac Security Podcast backup passcode password

If Hackers Crack a Six-Digit iPhone Passcode, They Can Get All Your Passwords

iPhones and iPads have excellent security, and features such as Touch ID and Face ID help ensure that your data is protected. But for most people, Touch ID and Face ID are just convenient layers on top of a six-digit passcode. While six digits may seem secure, because there are one million possibilities for such a passcode, there are ways to crack passcodes.
Publish At:2020-08-28 14:31 | Read:920 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy passcode password hack

TrickBot Malware Warning Victims of Infection by Mistake

Security researchers observed some variants of the TrickBot malware family mistakenly warning victims that they had suffered an infection.Advanced Intel’s Vitali Kremez traced the mistake to “password-stealing grabber.dll.” This module is responsible for stealing browser credentials and cookies from Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and other w
Publish At:2020-07-13 10:30 | Read:979 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News malware

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 upon successful installation. This process gave the ma
Publish At:2020-05-26 08:09 | Read:861 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Anarchy

Security tips for working from home (WFH)

Over the last decade, remote work and working from home has grown in popularity for many professionals. In fact, a 2018 study found more than 70 percent of global employees work remotely at least once per week. However, the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown in many parts of the world have forced a large number of employees into unfamiliar
Publish At:2020-03-19 14:26 | Read:1432 | Comments:0 | Tags:How-tos coronavirus password remote remote work remote worke

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 and special characters. Yet most companies and systems still mandate these complexity requirements for passwords. What gives?There’s
Publish At:2020-03-05 04:40 | Read:1677 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection compliance NIST password

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, it is all too familiar how terrifying the unknown can be. As someone who has been on both the victim’s and later the responder’s side,
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:09 | Read:1342 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection digital security password Pr

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 online privacy. These discussions also seek to inspire individuals and businesses to take action in an effort to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.In observan
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:1591 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data data

A week in security (November 11 – 17)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we offered statistics and information on a sneaky new Trojan malware for Android, inspected a bevy of current Facebook scams, and explained the importance of securing food and agriculture infrastructure. We also released our latest report on cybercrime tactics and techniques, offering new telemetry about the many cybersecu
Publish At:2019-11-18 16:50 | Read:2092 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security CTNT cybercrime tactics & techniques cybe

A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we tried to unlock the future of the password (its vulnerabilities, current alternatives, and possible future disappearance), analyzed the lagging response by many businesses in adopting a patch for Pulse VPN vulnerability, looked at Instagram’s bulked-up security against phishing emails scams, and were reminded that ransomwar
Publish At:2019-10-21 16:50 | Read:2284 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security amazon Dark Web domestic abuse domestic a