ESET Ireland looks at the latest scam targeting Irish users, using their passwords as bait, mentioning adult websites and trying to extort large sums of money. “It is just so unfortunate. I’m aware login123 is your password. More importantly, I know about your secret and I’ve evidence of this,” says an email received by many … More They have my password, now they’re blackmailing me!
The attack, called “Thermanator”, could use your body heat against you in order to steal your credentials or any other short string of text that you have typed on a computer keyboard. A team of academics from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have presented a type of attack that could enable a malefactor to … More Attackers could use heat traces left on keyboard to steal passwords
The new wireless security protocol is poised to make hacking Wi-Fi connections a whole lot harder. The Wi-Fi Alliance on Monday officially launched WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol that is designed to enhance wireless security. The new standard “adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable more robust authentication, and deliver increased cryptographic strength for highly … More Wi-Fi security gets a boost as WPA3 standard is launched
World Password Day, celebrated on the first Thursday of every May, is a timely reminder of the fact that our passwords are the key to a wealth of personal information about us. It would be nice to imagine that if the various contenders for “inventor of the password” had known how much of a hassle … More Recycling is a must, but why would you reuse your password?
Hacking, data breaches, online scams, identity theft, are constantly making headlines. But many of these will target passwords first! And while ESET’s research suggests the Irish use safer passwords than is the global average, it is always good to follow some additional safety tips, to keep yourself and your children safe. With the amount of online … More Password DOs and DON’Ts for you and your kids
The lottery’s operator has found that attackers probably used an automated method known as ‘credential stuffing’ to access up to 150 customer accounts. The United Kingdom’s National Lottery is advising all of its 10.5 million registered online users to change their passwords as a safety precaution following a security incident. The recommendation comes after the … More UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords
As many as 43% of online login attempts globally are made by bots that are used for evil ends, as attackers are increasingly leveraging the automated tools for credential abuse, a report by Akamai has revealed. Focusing on data for November, 2017, the content delivery network provider found that 3.6 billion out of 8.3 billion login requests during that … More Over 40% of online login attempts are attackers trying to invade accounts