SnapHack: Watch out for those who can hack into anyone’s Snapchat!

Oh snap! This is how easy it may be for somebody to hijack your Snapchat account – all they need to do is peer over your shoulder. After demonstrating the ease with which anybody can hijack your WhatsApp in 2020, I took a hiatus in ethically hacking people’s accounts. It’s just not the same hacking your own … More SnapHack: Watch out for those who can hack into anyone’s Snapchat!

Passwordless authentication: Is your company ready to move beyond passwords?

Are the days numbered for ‘123456’? As Microsoft further nudges the world away from passwords, here’s what your organization should consider before going password-free. For such a clumsy sounding word, “passwordless” actually promises to make life a lot easier – for both users and security teams. It offers the tantalizing prospect of cutting admin costs, … More Passwordless authentication: Is your company ready to move beyond passwords?

Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Two-factor authentication is a simple way to greatly enhance the security of your account. Google has announced that by the end of 2021 it plans to automatically enroll 150 million users into two-step verification (2SV), a security measure also commonly known as two-factor authentication (2FA). “For years, Google has been at the forefront of innovation in … More Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, … More Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram

Don’t use single‑factor authentication

The federal agency urges organizations to ditch the bad practice and instead use multi-factor authentication methods. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added the use of single-factor authentication to its brief list of bad practices that it considers to be exceptionally risky when it comes to cybersecurity. “Single-factor authentication is a common low-security … More Don’t use single‑factor authentication