The new tool aims to help in an age when billions of login credentials are floating around the internet. Google has released a new extension for Chrome that will alert you if one of your username/password combinations is known to be already out ‘in the wild’, according to the company’s blog post. Whenever you enter your … More Google rolls out Chrome extension to warn you about compromised logins
ESET Ireland warns Irish businesses to pay attention to a fraudulent email phishing for login details to Microsoft Office 365. The email pretends to come from the “Azure team” of Microsoft Office 365 and claims that the potential victim’s subscription will be disabled unless they “update their information”. Once clicking on the “Update account information” … More Irish businesses warned to avoid a Microsoft Office 365 phishing scam
The recently discovered tranches of stolen login credentials freely floating around the internet total 2.2 billion records. Two weeks ago, reports that a vast compilation of stolen access credentials was being widely circulated, not only in the internet’s dark recesses, made the headlines. Before long, additional reports began to pour in that this trove of data, … More Four new caches of stolen logins put Collection #1 in the shade
A strong password is a great start, but there are more ways to make sure that your email is as secure as possible. Email is a crucial part of most people’s daily lives, but few people consider how it’s secured, apart from entering a password to access our accounts. What options are available or even advisable to … More Email security does not end with your password
The vast dossier of login details appears to have been gathered from data stolen in many breaches. Nearly 773 million unique email addresses and more than 21.2 million unique, plain-text passwords were there for the taking recently in a massive data dump that’s been dubbed Collection #1. The news comes from security researcher Troy Hunt, who … More 773 million email IDs, 21 million passwords for anyone to see in massive data dump
In case there are some blank entries in your laundry list of New Year’s resolutions, we have a few tips for a bit of cybersecurity ‘soul searching’. Here’s the first batch, looking at how you can fix your good ol’ passwords. Many of us entered 2019 with a boatload of New Year’s resolutions. Doing more … More New Year’s resolutions: Sharpen up your passwords
Besides the usual suspects among the worst of passwords, a handful of notable – but similarly poor – choices make their debuts. Password security company SplashData has released its annual list of the most commonly used passwords on the web, and the picture isn’t pretty. The number one spot belongs to ‘123456’, which is followed by another … More The most popular passwords of 2018 revealed: Are yours on the list?