A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords

Security professionals advise to never use ‘beef stew’ as a password. It just isn’t stroganoff. Passwords are the bane of everyone’s lives, but let’s face it – we all need them. And they aren’t going away as fast as Microsoft may want them to. For the time being, we will continue to depend on them for … More A recipe for failure: Predictably poor passwords

WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

The Facebook-owned messaging service plans to roll out the feature to both iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. While users already had the option to back up their message history using cloud-based services, they will soon be able to store their backups end-to-end encrypted (E2EE), WhatsApp has announced. The introduction of the new feature … More WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups

Don’t use single‑factor authentication

The federal agency urges organizations to ditch the bad practice and instead use multi-factor authentication methods. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added the use of single-factor authentication to its brief list of bad practices that it considers to be exceptionally risky when it comes to cybersecurity. “Single-factor authentication is a common low-security … More Don’t use single‑factor authentication

Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

To mitigate the chances of their Wi-Fi home routers being compromised, users would do well to change the manufacturer’s default access credentials. One in 16 home Wi-Fi routers is still sporting the manufacturer’s default admin password, a recent study conducted by technology website Comparitech revealed. This flaw could allow cybercriminals to conduct all manner of cyberattacks, including … More Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks