Targeted online guessing represents a major threat to online security, according to new research. The paper found that this tactic exploits security shortfalls in many users, which, in this instance, is to use the same password – often containing personal information – across multiple accounts. The authors of the study, a collaboration between Lancaster University’s … More Targeted online guessing ‘a major threat to online security’
These days it seems that for every work device you use, you have a personal alternative. But this means having twice as many gadgets – two smartphones, two tablets or even two notebooks – and even more security concerns. To make things even more difficult, for many of these gadgets you ideally need to have … More How to handle multiple devices and passwords at once
Even though the Irish tend to use safer passwords than the global average, here are some safety tips just in case. Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, today’s kids are lucky, as the best … More Do your kids know good password hygiene? Here are some rules
A vibrant black market for passwords is indicative of the increasing sophistication of cybercriminals in stealing and selling passwords. According to a Katie Petrillo, marketing programs manager of LogMeIn Access, the most appropriate response to this is for people to get smarter when it comes to cybersecurity. Writing for LastPass recently, Ms. Petrillo explained that … More A smarter approach to password security ‘needed’
123456. password. 12345678. qwerty. 12345. All of the above, so easy to remember, so quick to type, so conveniently effortless to manage, represent five of the most common passwords used … today. Despite of the fact that more people than ever understand that cybercrime is a growing threat and that data breaches are commonplace, poor … More Passwords are out: Passphrases are in!