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Strong Password Ideas to Keep Your Information Safe

Password protection is one of the most common security protocols available. By creating a unique password, you are both proving your identity and keeping your personal information safer. However, when every account you have requires a separate password, it can be an overwhelming task. While you should be concerned about the safety of your data, you also want
Publish At:2022-09-07 22:44 | Read:70220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tips & Tricks Privacy & Identity Protection password securit

World Password Day: Brushing up on the basics

World Password Day is today, reminding us of the value of solid passwords, and good password practices generally. There are awareness days for all sorts of things, and perhaps we don’t need all of them. You can’t go wrong shoring up a leaky password line of defence though, so without further ado: let’s get right to it. Breaching the issu
Publish At:2022-05-05 08:52 | Read:183855 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy 2 factor authentication 2fa breach code hardware key

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of March 14, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of March 14, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories.Most Orgs Would Take Security Bugs Over Ethical Hacking HelpIt tur
Publish At:2022-03-21 11:15 | Read:97754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles VERT News botnet CISA hacking Lazarus Linu

Nvidia, the ransomware breach with some plot twists

On February 25, news broke about a cyberattack on Nvidia, America’s biggest microchip company, which saw parts of its business taken offline for two days. Soon after, the ransomware group LAPSUS$ claimed responsibility and threatened to leak 1 TB in exfiltrated data. You would think that while this is big news, the story is one that has been told many tim
Publish At:2022-03-03 16:43 | Read:40900 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware hack back haveibeenpwnd LAPSUS$ lhr nvidia passwo

Open Subtitles breach: The dangers of password reuse

Popular website Open Subtitles has been breached. The impact so far: almost seven million accounts “breached and ransomed” back in August. New breach: Open Subtitles had almost 7M accounts breached and ransomed in Aug. Data included email and IP addresses, usernames and unsalted MD5 password hashes. 75% were already in @haveibeenpwned. Read more: https:/
Publish At:2022-01-20 08:50 | Read:124112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy breach data logins opensubtitles passwords ransom

The UK Government Has Shared 585 Million Passwords with Have I Been Pwned Service

January 14, 2022 5 0 Author: Amanda Johnson The UK Government Has Shared 585 Million Passwords with Have I Been Pwned Service
Publish At:2022-01-14 06:45 | Read:35450 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Data Passwords Privacy Tools

The 5 Most Hotly Contested Security Trends and Questions

The worst thing that organizations can do is take a hard stance with their cybersecurity efforts. The digital threat landscape is constantly evolving. If organizations settle into a viewpoint, they could elevate one source of risk into something unrealistic—all while missing other digital threats. This reflects just how much assumptions drive cybersec
Publish At:2022-01-05 10:06 | Read:34968 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Incident Response Risk Management Security Services zer

Police forces pipe 225 million pwned passwords into ‘Have I Been Pwned?’

On his blog, Troy Hunt has announced a major milestone in the ‘Have I Been Pwned?’ project, thanks to the contributions of two of the world’s foremost law enforcement agencies, the FBI and the NCA (the UK equivalent of the FBI, the National Crime Agency). This enormous injection of used passwords has puffed up the world’s largest publicly available
Publish At:2021-12-21 12:45 | Read:28458 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports 2fa database fbi have i been pwned NCA password mana

New law will issue bans, fines for using default passwords on smart devices

The idea of connecting your entire home to the internet was once a mind-blowing concept. Thanks to smart devices, that concept is now a reality. However, this technological advancement aimed at making our lives more convenient—not to mention very cool and futuristic!—has also opened a wide door for potential cybercriminals. New figures from a recent inves
Publish At:2021-11-25 12:44 | Read:44754 | Comments:0 | Tags:Awareness Internet of Things IoT Julia Lopez Ken Munro passw

US Navy ship Facebook page hijacked to stream video games

The official Facebook page of the US Navy’s destroyer-class warship, USS Kidd, has been hijacked. According to Task & Purpose, who first reported on the incident, the account has done nothing but stream Age of Empires, an award-winning, history-based real-time strategy (RTS) video game wherein players get to grow civilizations by progressing them from on
Publish At:2021-10-07 14:10 | Read:33187 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Age of Empires facebook Facebook compromise Fort Bra

Is Google Authenticator Safe to Use?

September 29, 2021 5 0 Author: Billie Walden Is Google Authenticator Safe to Use? Working on the intern
Publish At:2021-09-29 08:09 | Read:36634 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Internet Passwords Tools

Reminder: Stop reusing passwords!

Three years ago we wrote an article 52% of users reuse their passwords. At the time, more than half of people were using the same passwords to protect two or more online services. Now three years later it appears that password reuse is still a serious problem. People are still putting their personal data at risk of theft. And when reusing passwords at work,
Publish At:2021-09-24 10:48 | Read:42141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security passwords tips

CIS Control 5: Account Management

Knowing who has credentials, how those credentials are granted, and how they are being used is the foundation of any secure environment. It begins with user accounts and the credentials they use. Maintaining a thorough inventory of all accounts and verifying any changes to those accounts as authorized and intentional vs unintended is paramount to establishin
Publish At:2021-09-23 00:40 | Read:100846 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Controls Account Control cis controls passwords

Microsoft makes a bold move towards a password-less future

In a recent blog Microsoft announced that as of September 15, 2021 you can completely remove the password from your Microsoft account and use the Microsoft Authenticator app, Windows Hello, a security key, or a verification code sent to your phone or email to sign in to Microsoft apps and services. A long time coming At first glance this looks like a g
Publish At:2021-09-20 11:20 | Read:93185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Opinion 2fa attack targets microsoft passwords per thorsheim

X-Force Report: No Shortage of Resources Aimed at Hacking Cloud Environments

As cybercriminals remain steadfast in their pursuit of unsuspecting ways to infiltrate today’s businesses, a new report by IBM Security X-Force highlights the top tactics of cybercriminals, the open doors users are leaving for them and the burgeoning marketplace for stolen cloud resources on the dark web. The big takeaway from the data is businesses s
Publish At:2021-09-15 08:40 | Read:178217 | Comments:0 | Tags:CISO Cloud Security Incident Response Security Services Thre

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