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?
From the humble passcode to biometric authentication, there are quite a few options to lock your Android phone. But which of them are more secure than the others? As people become more sensitive about the privacy and security of their data, you’d think that securing your phone with at least some kind of authentication measure … More How secure is your phone’s lock screen?
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
Eleven companies, ranging from online marketplaces to news websites, have had their user databases poached. More than 164 million user records stolen from almost a dozen companies have been put up for sale on the dark web in recent days. The data trove is being peddled by a cybercriminal collective going by the name Shiny … More Over 160 million user records put up for sale on the dark web