Millions could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates. Millions use Wi-Fi routers that contain various security flaws and may put them at risk of cyberattacks, an investigation by British consumer watchdog Which? has found. Together with Red Maple Technologies, Which? looked at 13 commonly used older router … More Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks
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
What are some common ploys targeting PayPal users? Here’s what you should watch out for when using the popular payment service. PayPal is one of the key players in the field of online payment providers, operating as a payment processor for popular online marketplaces, auction websites, as well as other commercial sellers. Popular brands such … More How scammers target PayPal users and how you can stay safe
Password recycling or using easy-to-guess passwords are just two common mistakes you may be making when protecting your digital accounts. Typing in a password to access one of the tens or hundreds of services that we use has become such an everyday part of our lives that we rarely give it a second thought. Quite … More 5 common password mistakes you should avoid
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?