These passwords may win the popularity contest but lose flat out in security. Year after year, analyses show that millions of people make, to put it mildly, questionable choices when it comes to the passwords they use to protect their accounts. And fresh statistics for the year that is drawing to a close confirm that … More The worst passwords of 2019: Did yours make the list?
As users are losing access to their accounts by the dozens, we offer a few tips to help keep your streaming subscriptions safe. The long-awaited streaming service Disney+ was launched to the cheers of many. But it wasn’t without technical issues; in addition, within hours of the service going online many users were reporting that … More Disney+ accounts hacked – How to protect yourself
The study tested 81 IoT devices to analyze their behavior and tracking habits, and in some cases brought rather surprising findings. Have you stopped to think what kind of data may be collected by an innocuously-looking smart device, where the information is sent, and whether it is encrypted? Researchers at Northeastern University and Imperial College … More Your smart doorbell may be collecting more data than you think, study finds
The company says that the incident, going back to March 2018, affected only 1 out of its 3,000 servers. The well-known virtual private network (VPN) provider NordVPN admitted to a breach on Tuesday that had occurred at one of the facilities from which the company rents its servers. The bad actors exploited an insecure remote management system left by … More NordVPN reveals breach at datacenter provider
Almost 60% of second-hand hard drives hold leftover data from previous owners, a study shows. Have you ever seen a hacker movie? When the other shoe drops, you can see the black hat scrambling for their computer, tearing out their hard drives and trying to erase them. They may even run neodymium magnets over them … More Are you sure you wiped your hard drive properly?
The humongous collection of extensive personal details about millions of people could be a gold mine for scam artists. Almost every single citizen of Ecuador, a country of some 16.6 million people, is believed to have been affected by a new massive data leak, reads a report from vpnMentor. Two weeks ago, the firm discovered a … More Nearly all of Ecuador’s citizens caught up in data leak
The compromised company may bear the financial brunt of the breach within the first year after the incident occurs, but the price tag is still far from final. The average cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years to US$3.92 million globally, according to IBM’s 2019 Cost of a Data Breach study, which drew on … More Data breaches can haunt firms for years