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?
Passwords are often the first line of defense in protecting our personal and financial information, so it pays to have a strong, long and complex password (and easy to remember). Our one minute guide shows you how.
The password is nothing new. In fact, it has been around for centuries. Way before Hotmail, Skype and Netflix were prompting you to create a secure code with a funky username, the Romans reportedly used passwords as a way to convey important military messages between troops. Essentially, it was a simple way to protect information. … More A short history of the computer password
Instagram users have been the target of several new credential stealers, appearing on Google Play as tools for either managing or boosting the number of Instagram followers. Under the detection name Android/Spy.Inazigram, 13 malicious applications were discovered in the official Google Play store. The apps were phishing for Instagram credentials and sending them to a remote … More New Instagram credential stealers discovered on Google Play
Around 26,500 National Lottery players in the UK have had their online accounts accessed by cybercriminals, operator Camelot has revealed. The operator was first alerted to a security incident on November 28th, during routine online security monitoring. Camelot believes that its own systems were not compromised, stating that it is of the opinion that usernames … More 26,500 National Lottery accounts accessed by cybercriminals
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of webcams? After the Dyn DDoS last month, this is a question on the minds of a lot of security people. Someone recently asked me if we shouldn’t adopt a new name for the Internet of Things (IoT) because the existing term is too vague. I responded … More Secure your router: How to help prevent the next internet takedown