Category: Access control

Access control, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Security

Protecting your organization against privileged identity theft

August 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

What do the top data breaches of the 21st century have in common? Privileged identity abuse. In these breach instances, well-resourced, external actors were able to gain the credentials of users with access to privileged accounts – such as administrative, […]

Access control, Security

Stock trading service Robinhood stored passwords in plaintext for some users

July 25, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Stock trading service Robinhood admitted to have stored passwords of a number of users in plain text, the company is informing impacted ones via email. “When you set a password for your Robinhood account, we use an industry-standard process that […]

Access control, Security

The 6 best password managers

July 23, 2019

Via: CSO Online

One of the smartest moves you can make to protect yourself online is to use a password manager. It’s one of the easiest, too. We’ll help you find the best password manager for you. A properly designed password manager is […]

Access control, Security

Beating biometrics: Why biometric authentication alone is not a panacea

June 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

As we witness the accelerating use of biometrics throughout our lives, we must pause to consider the risks and ramifications of doing so as technological advancements make it increasingly easy to mimic, manipulate and manufacture biometry. As the world becomes […]

Access control, Hacker, Network security, Security, Threats & Malware

Massive DDos attack hit Telegram, company says most of junk traffic is from China

June 13, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Telegram was used by protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance and coordinate their demonstrations against China that would allow extraditions from the country to the mainland. The country is facing the worst political crisis ùsince its 1997 handover from […]

Access control, Security

Security overconfidence and immaturity continue to endanger organizations

May 30, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The majority of organizations are ill-prepared to protect themselves against privileged access abuse, the leading cyber-attack vector, according to Centrify and Techvangelism. Seventy-nine percent of organizations do not have a mature approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM), yet 93% believe […]

Access control, Cloud security, Security

Goodbye Passwords: Hello Identity Management

May 24, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Keeping track of user names and passwords sounds easy, but it is not. In a world where protected network resources are accessed by employees on mobile devices, outside contractors, web applications and internet of things (IoT) devices – passwords just […]

Access control, Network security, Security

G Suite users’ passwords stored in plain-text for more than 14 years

May 22, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The news is disconcerting, Google has accidentally stored the passwords of the G Suite users in plain-text for 14 years, this means that every employee in the company was able to access them. According to the tech giant, the incident […]

Access control, Network security, Security

Employers should develop cybersecurity protocols and invest more in employee training programs

April 25, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Organizations want to trust their employees when it comes to cybersecurity, but to do so, they need to better leverage technology. The ObserveIT global survey of 600 IT leaders across various industries found that employers should develop clear cybersecurity protocols […]

Access control, Application security, Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Network security, Security

A casual approach to workplace communications presents major security risks

April 24, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Workers are comfortable sharing personal, sensitive and confidential information over chat platforms. They practice risky digital habits, and don’t care if their communications are leaked. Symphony Communication Services Workplace Confidential Survey, which polled over 1,500 workers in the U.S. and […]