From social engineering to looking over your shoulder, here are some of the most common tricks that bad guys use to steal passwords. The concept of the password has been around for centuries and passwords were introduced into computing way sooner than most of us can remember. One reason for the enduring popularity of passwords is that … More 5 ways hackers steal passwords (and how to stop them)
Other common and easily hackable password choices include the names of relatives and sports teams, a UK study reveals. As many as 15% of Brits use their pets’ names as passwords to “protect” their online accounts, according to the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). The agency cited figures from a survey that revealed how a … More One in six people use pet’s name as password
An attacker can lock you out of the app using just your phone number and without requiring any action on your part. If you use WhatsApp, you may want to be wary of an attack where cybercriminals could suspend your account using only your phone number. The underlying loophole abuses a lapse in security of … More WhatsApp flaw lets anyone lock you out of your account
Is the message real or fake? Take our Phishing Derby quiz to find out how much you know about phishing. Phishing comes in a number of forms and remains one of the most pervasive online scams, as both consumers and businesses face an incessant stream of unsolicited emails, texts and even phone calls where bad actors impersonate a trusted … More Would you take the bait? Take our phishing quiz to find out!
They’re supremely easy to remember, as well as easy to crack. Here’s how to improve your password security. Cybersecurity experts often share advice about the do’s and don’ts of passwords as a vital part of good cyber-hygiene practices. And yet, annual roundups of the most common passwords show that many of us continue to prioritize convenience over … More The worst passwords of 2020: Is it time to change yours?