Could your social media account be spoofed, why would anybody do it, and what can you do to avoid having a doppelgänger? Social media has some great advantages, such as keeping in touch with loved ones and sharing experiences with friends, but like almost anything on the internet, it can be easily abused. With some … More Attack of the Instagram clones
ESET researchers yet again look into notorious Latin American banking trojans. This time they’ve explored Mekotio, a banking trojan targeting Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries: mainly Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Peru and Portugal. Mekotio boasts several typical backdoor activities, including taking screenshots, restarting affected machines, restricting access to legitimate banking websites, and, in some variants, even … More Mekotio banking trojan fakes security update, steals bitcoins and exfiltrates Google credentials
While logins to music and video streaming services sell for less than ten dollars each, domain admin access is being offered for US$120,000 More than 15 billion stolen account credentials are up for grabs on cybercrime forums, with 5 billion of them considered unique, meaning that they haven’t been offered for sale more than once, … More Billions of stolen passwords for sale on the dark web
A password manager can make your digital life both simpler and more secure. Are there any downsides to relying on software to create and store your passwords? Recently we commemorated World Password Day with an article that dealt with five common mistakes to avoid when it comes to passwords. And although password protection can be considered a … More What is a password manager and why is it useful?
And most people don’t change their password even after hearing about a breach, a survey finds. While nearly all respondents in a recent survey were aware of the risks associated with poor password hygiene, most people don’t do anywhere near enough to keep attackers at bay, the third installment of the LastPass Psychology of Passwords Report has … More People know reusing passwords is risky – then do it anyway