With an average of 200 online accounts to create passwords for, using a password manager is a modern necessity. Research from Dashlane in 2015 estimated that the average internet user in the UK had 118 accounts registered to a single email address. That number is thought to be growing by 14% per year, so in … More Why you need a password manager
Locked out and out of luck? The photo-sharing platform is trialing new methods to reunite you with your lost account. Instagram is testing out a new, in-app process for users to regain access to accounts overtaken by cybercriminals. In recent years, the site has been grappling with a growing problem of successful account-takeover attempts, including … More Instagram tests new ways to recover hacked accounts
Losses emanating from Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Email Account Compromise (EAC) scams reached nearly US$1.3 billion in 2018, which was nearly double the amount (US$675 million) lost in the year before, according to the annual Internet Crime Report (ICR) by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The figure is based on over 20,300 BEC/EAC … More Business Email Compromise fraud losses almost doubled last year
A strong password is a great start, but there are more ways to make sure that your email is as secure as possible. Email is a crucial part of most people’s daily lives, but few people consider how it’s secured, apart from entering a password to access our accounts. What options are available or even advisable to … More Email security does not end with your password
Defensive steps for Marriott Starwood guests worried their personal information may have been compromised by the massive data breach. If you are into cybersecurity, or data privacy, or staying at hotels, you have probably heard that Marriott International – one of the world’s largest hotel chains – announced a huge data breach today involving the Starwood reservations … More Marriott Starwood data breach: 5 defensive steps travelers should take now
If you’re an Instagrammer, you may want to take some basic precautions, such as picking a strong and unique password and signing up for two-factor authentication sooner rather than later. Hundreds of Instagram users are reportedly experiencing an apparently coordinated hack, leaving them with their accounts hijacked and personal information altered – all the while … More Instagram users locked out of accounts en masse
Two-factor authentication is an underutilized security measure in businesses, yet it can greatly improve the security of an account. it is also recommended as one of the key factors in helping keep data secure in compliance with GDPR. Receiving an extra code to your phone when signing in, is a great obstacle for would-be hackers … More Google Gmail’s Two-Factor Authentication. Know how to set it up? It’s easy!