Tag: password security

Ahh, Passwords.  We have work passwords, personal passwords, super secret passwords, even throw away passwords.  Have you ever stopped to wonder how “secure” your passwords actually are?  Thanks to cybersecurity writer and researcher Troy Hunt, you can now check. Troy runs the website ';-- Have I been pwned? and recently pulled together the data he ...
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DocuSign, which provides electronic signatures and digital transaction management, reported that email addresses were stolen by an unknown party on May 15. Although the company confirmed that no personal information was shared, DocuSign has reported that a malicious third party gained temporary access to a separate, non-core system that allows it to communicate service-related announcements to ...
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Potentially significant security risks from your employees’ significant others What would you be more likely to share with your partner? Your toothbrush? Or your work password? Only about 10% of people polled are willing to share their toothbrush, but twice as many are willing to share their work password! People share a lot with their ...
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How many online accounts do you have? Have you ever stopped to count them? Email, social media, news media, banks, credit cards, streaming services, workplace systems, government services: Studies show that most of us use between 15 and 20 online services, and that some of us use 100 or more. How many passwords have you ...
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When it comes to cyberattacks, publicity is a magnet. But what happens when news publications themselves become targets? One of the biggest names in business publication, Business Insider, came under siege this week. The attack was yet another launched by the infamous OurMine, the cybercriminal group behind recent attacks on both Buzzfeed and Variety. But ...
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We’re no strangers to Armageddon-scenario movies, but today a real disaster hit the internet. Using brute-force tactics that flood key elements of the internet’s structure, cybercriminals managed to shut down a variety of popular websites. The resulting chaos essentially closed the entire East Coast of the U.S., before spreading to other parts of the country ...
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