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Access control, Security

Using Breached Password Detection Services to Prevent Cyberattack

June 10, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Bolstering password policies in your organization is an important part of a robust cybersecurity strategy. Cybercriminals are using compromised accounts as one of their favorite tactics to infiltrate business-critical environments; as we’ve seen in recent news, these attacks can be […]


Access control, Security

Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised VPN Password

June 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The ransomware cartel that masterminded the Colonial Pipeline attack early last month crippled the pipeline operator’s network using a compromised virtual private network (VPN) account password, the latest investigation into the incident has revealed. The development, which was reported by […]


Access control, Security

Why Password Hygiene Needs a Reboot

May 17, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

In today’s digital world, password security is more important than ever. While biometrics, one-time passwords (OTP), and other emerging forms of authentication are often touted as replacements to the traditional password, today, this concept is more marketing hype than anything […]


Access control, Security

Use longitudinal learning to reduce risky user behavior

May 4, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

People ignore information that isn’t relevant to them, which is why IT and HR departments have been approaching security training incorrectly for years. Long-form, all-hands security seminar trainings have contributed to nearly daily data breaches for decades. HR and security […]


Access control, Data loss, Security, Threats & Malware

3.2 Billion Leaked Passwords Contain 1.5 Million Records with Government Emails

April 26, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A staggering number of 3.28 billion passwords linked to 2.18 billion unique email addresses were exposed in what’s one of the largest data dumps of breached usernames and passwords. In addition, the leak includes 1,502,909 passwords associated with email addresses […]


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66 Password Statistics That Will Change Your Online Habits

March 26, 2021

Via: Panda Security

For all the technological advancements in today’s online world, we remain painfully behind when it comes to password use and security. Most internet users today aren’t aware of the importance of establishing secure and effective passwords, which leaves people vulnerable […]


Access control, Security

A great deal of employees have inappropriate access to sensitive data

March 9, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

The onset of COVID-19 and resulting distributed workforce have introduced new and complex challenges for businesses, with 45% of IT decision-makers reporting increased pressure from the board around the security of their organization. These findings highlight an increased concern over […]


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Many of us are still using work passwords for personal use

February 24, 2021

Via: TechRadar

Many employees admit to using their work passwords for signing into consumer websites, new research has claimed. The 2021 Secure Consumer Cyber Report by automation platform Ivanti found that one in four admitted using an official work email or password […]


Access control, Security

3.27 Billion Reasons to Change Your Password

February 18, 2021

Via: Panda Security

The largest-ever compilation of stolen passwords and emails was recently posted online on a hacking forum that anyone could access. The lists contain a staggering 3.27 billion entries! The enormous database appears to be a compilation of leaked login credentials […]


Access control, Security

Poor Password Security Led to Recent Water Treatment Facility Hack

February 11, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

New details have emerged about the remote computer intrusion at a Florida water treatment facility last Friday, highlighting a lack of adequate security measures needed to bulletproof critical infrastructure environments. The breach, which occurred last Friday, involved an unsuccessful attempt […]