Password Security

LastPass to Restrict Free Account Usability and Features screenshot

LastPass to Restrict Free Account Usability and Features

LastPass, one of the popular password managers for computers and mobile devices, is going to introduce significant changes to its free user accounts next month. Starting mid-March 2021, free users will need to pick... Read more

February 19, 2021
NTreatment Exposes Unencrypted Patient Data screenshot

NTreatment Exposes Unencrypted Patient Data

A security incident that was registered in late 2020 exposed thousands of patient records due to a poorly secured database. The leaky database was spotted by TechCrunch who informed NTreatment - the owners of the... Read more

December 29, 2020
Password Mismanagement Leads to the Leak of 243 Million Health Records screenshot

Password Mismanagement Leads to the Leak of 243 Million Health Records

Another stunning security incident has exposed the personal information and health records of nearly a quarter of a billion Brazilians. The leak was reported by a Brazilian publication in early December 2020. The full... Read more

December 23, 2020
Watch Out for Unsubscribe Scams That Might Be Used for Password Theft screenshot

Watch Out for Unsubscribe Scams That Might Be Used for Password Theft

If you keep your email inbox organized, you do not want to find any useless promotions, newsletters, or random messages that address you but are not sent to you personally. This could be a plead to sign a petition or,... Read more

December 15, 2020
Office 365 Users Receive Phishing Emails That Alert About Allegedly Missed Voicemail screenshot

Office 365 Users Receive Phishing Emails That Alert About Allegedly Missed Voicemail

A message claiming that you have a missed voicemail could be intriguing, and you may want to check it out immediately, but there is a reason why you should not rush into it. Cybersecurity specialists warn about an... Read more

December 11, 2020
Watch Out for Apps That Sell Instagram Followers and Likes but Also Steal Passwords screenshot

Watch Out for Apps That Sell Instagram Followers and Likes but Also Steal Passwords

Likes have become a kind of social currency in our world, and the more likes you get on your posts, videos, and photos, the more valuable your account seems to become. If your content on social media apps is liked, an... Read more

December 11, 2020
The Average Number of Passwords Has Risen to 100 During the Pandemic screenshot

The Average Number of Passwords Has Risen to 100 During the Pandemic

How many passwords do you have? We are talking here about every single account and profile you own and access using a password. And how many unique passwords do you use? It is unlikely that these numbers match. Most... Read more

December 10, 2020
Here's How Hackers Took a Weak Cloud Password and Used It to Hijack the Entire Network in Just 2 Days screenshot

Here's How Hackers Took a Weak Cloud Password and Used It to Hijack the Entire Network in Just 2 Days

Do you sometimes receive odd messages from your colleagues at work? Maybe those emails come with outgoing links that you are urged to click? That could be a start of a hacking attempt, and if you receive such odd... Read more

December 9, 2020
Researchers Warn About a New SMS Phishing Scam That Uses HMRC to Extract Sensitive Information screenshot

Researchers Warn About a New SMS Phishing Scam That Uses HMRC to Extract Sensitive Information

Have you received a text message claiming that you are eligible for a tax refund or rebate? If you also live in the United Kingdom, the chances are that you have been hit with a clever HMRC scam. Hopefully, you know... Read more

December 7, 2020
350,000 Spotify Passwords Stolen, Left in an Unprotected Database screenshot

350,000 Spotify Passwords Stolen, Left in an Unprotected Database

A group of bad actors stored around 350,000 illegally obtained Spotify account passwords on a server without encryption or any sort of protection. The data was not procured in a breach of Spotify's user databases but... Read more

November 27, 2020
2020 Is Not Over Yet, but We Already Know Your Favorite Passwords screenshot

2020 Is Not Over Yet, but We Already Know Your Favorite Passwords

Just like every past year, the info security community completed its end-of-year evaluation of password practices and user habits. Sadly, the overview for 2020 is not particularly encouraging. There is a large amount... Read more

November 23, 2020
Here's Why Microsoft Wants You to Stop Using SMS and Voice-Based Authentication screenshot

Here's Why Microsoft Wants You to Stop Using SMS and Voice-Based Authentication

In a recent blog post Alex Weinart, Microsoft's director of Identity Security, expressed an opinion that may seem a bit controversial at first glance. Weinart argued that SMS and voice-based multi-factor... Read more

November 19, 2020
Millennial Employees Are the Worst at Reusing Work Passwords screenshot

Millennial Employees Are the Worst at Reusing Work Passwords

A new study shows that US employees still reuse passwords a lot. The data also highlights that the issue is most prevalent among millennial employees. The data was published by Visual Objects and it outlines a very... Read more

November 19, 2020
What Are Password Rules and How to Follow Them Safely? screenshot

What Are Password Rules and How to Follow Them Safely?

There are a lot of guidelines and good practices that can help you create a better password. However, a research team the Carnegie Mellon University, led by professor Lorrie Cranor, is challenging and redefining some... Read more

November 17, 2020
What Is Keystroke Inference and How Can It Be Used to Steal Passwords? screenshot

What Is Keystroke Inference and How Can It Be Used to Steal Passwords?

While it may sound a bit like science fiction or a fantasy hacker movie, Forbes actually recently covered a research paper that examines how hackers can use a method to steal your passwords using simple footage like a... Read more

November 16, 2020
How Machine Learning Helps Against Password Spraying Attacks screenshot

How Machine Learning Helps Against Password Spraying Attacks

Machine learning is a term that is being tossed around a lot in recent years, in various contexts. In late October 2020, Microsoft announced a new "credential compromise detection" tool added to its arsenal that uses... Read more

November 4, 2020
Sharing Is Caring, but if You Share Your Passwords, They Are No Longer Safe screenshot

Sharing Is Caring, but if You Share Your Passwords, They Are No Longer Safe

A late 2020 study conducted among citizens of the United Kingdom shows that a disturbing amount of people share their passwords for services such as Netflix. The study was specifically looking at streaming services... Read more

October 30, 2020
Stop Using Your Mobile Device as a Password Vault screenshot

Stop Using Your Mobile Device as a Password Vault

With the variety of ways to secure and lock your phone, including biometrics, a lot of people are starting to treat their mobile phone as a secure vault for all their personal information. This often includes banking... Read more

October 30, 2020