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ESET Threat Report highlights aggressive ransomware tactics and intensifying password-guessing attacks
“Ransomware gangs may have overdone it this time," says ESET threat report.
Increased volume of cyberattacks not translating to safer password practices
"As we continue to grow our online presence, we need more robust protection for our online information."
Manufacturing firms leave millions of files exposed - Varonis report
“On average, every employee has access to over 6 million files — nearly one out of every five files — on their first day on the job."
Ransomware, crypto scams & brute-forced passwords: Highlights from CERT NZ's Q2 report
The number of cybersecurity incidents in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to more than 1,350, accounting for $3.9 million in direct financial losses.
Patch management, robust password policies vital in reducing risk of cyberattacks
"Legacy OS usage, low-end equipment, compatibility issues and human factors often result in security breaches that can jeopardise an organisation's security."
Despite cybersecurity training 85% of employees still reuse passwords - report
According to new research, nearly two-thirds of employees use personal passwords to protect corporate data and vice versa.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Yubico on the reality of a passwordless future
Yubico believes in a passwordless future - but what does that mean, and is it really possible?
Kaspersky Password Manager could be 'bruteforced in seconds'
As people and enterprises put their trust in password managers to secure their accounts, even well-built password managers can be fatally flawed.
Auth0 survey reveals Australian businesses fail to meet login expectations
"Clearly there’s a gap between consumer and business expectations. Consumers want to use digital services, but if the login process is clunky or frustrating, they will take their businesses elsewhere."
No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Jingles. Bubbles. Arlo. Frankie. Buttercup. They're all terrible password choices.
We're not ready for passwordless systems—and that's quite alright
Although passwordless authentication options are gaining prominence, there's a reason why we're still using passwords 60 years after their inception: they're effective.
New year, time to update your passwords
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.
Ping Identity acquires Symphonic Software
The acquisition will add Symphonic’s dynamic authorisation platform to Ping Identity’s portfolio.
Average person has 100 passwords - study
The average user has about 25% more passwords compared to earlier this year.
The most popular usernames of all time revealed
Interestingly, usernames one would think might be quite common, such as admin or user, did not make the list of the 200 most popular usernames.
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
There are pressures to stay trading, but it is imperative to ensure that actions taken now don’t encourage security disasters in the future.
Common misconceptions about smart homes and biometrics
The real cause of most attacks is not biometrics itself, but the storage of biometrics data in a centralised database.
Security experts underscore identity assurance in post-lockdown era
Organisations should rebuild, re-prioritise and re-assess their current security programs, with the ultimate goal of enhancing threat response.
Consumer password hygiene doesn't reflect cybersecurity threat in 2020
83% of internet users think up their own passwords, while 54% say they are unaware about how to check if any of their credentials have already been leaked, according to new research from Kaspersky.
Interview: Yubico A/NZ vice president on passwords in the modern world
"With open authentication standards, like WebAuthn and FIDO2, a passwordless future is attainable."
Six practical tips for better password practice
rsenal, Star Wars and Eminem all featured in the top 300 most hacked passwords last year.
Reckless password behaviour 'largely unchanged' despite increased risk
91% of people know that using an identical password on multiple accounts is risky, yet 66% continue to do so anyway, according to a survey from LastPass.
Online retailers lose millions as 1/3 of customers forget password at checkout
Recently released research has found about one in three of online purchases are abandoned at checkout because people cannot remember their password to access their account and confirm their purchase.