Password Security

There's Proof That Hackers Could 'Hear' the Passwords You Enter on Your Phone screenshot

There's Proof That Hackers Could 'Hear' the Passwords You Enter on Your Phone

There are a number of ways to compromise a password. If a service provider doesn't store it correctly, hackers can steal it. They can also trick users into giving away their login data, and because people's password... Read more

July 10, 2019
New Study Finds That Passwords Can Impact Your Mental Health screenshot

New Study Finds That Passwords Can Impact Your Mental Health

According to Todd McKinnon, the CEO of identity management solutions provider Okta, 'passwords have failed us as an authentication factor'. His company recently published its 'Passwordless Future' report, which tries... Read more

July 9, 2019
Will All of Your Security Woes Disappear After Switching from Passwords to Biometrics? No, They Won't screenshot

Will All of Your Security Woes Disappear After Switching from Passwords to Biometrics? No, They Won't

In 2004, almost exactly 15 years ago, IBM launched the ThinkPad T42 – the tech giant's first laptop with a built-in fingerprint reader. Big Blue officials expressed their confidence that their biometric system will... Read more

July 9, 2019
Muraena and NecroBrowser Prove That Automated Phishing Attacks Can Bypass Two-Factor Authentication screenshot

Muraena and NecroBrowser Prove That Automated Phishing Attacks Can Bypass Two-Factor Authentication

Our infinite dependence on passwords is one of the reasons researchers are looking for new methods to ensure cybersecurity. Multi-factor authentication or two-factor authentication is one of those security features... Read more

July 8, 2019
How the Outdated MD5 Can Put Your Passwords at Risk screenshot

How the Outdated MD5 Can Put Your Passwords at Risk

5F4DCC3B5AA765D61D8327DEB882CF99 – for the vast majority of you, this probably looks like a random string of letters and digits. For cybercriminals going after people's personal data, however, this particular mess of... Read more

June 21, 2019
Instagram Accounts Can Be Hacked Using a Vicious Ray-Ban Scam screenshot

Instagram Accounts Can Be Hacked Using a Vicious Ray-Ban Scam

Have you seen advertisements posted on Instagram that offers designer sunglasses for practically nothing? Remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it is most likely a scam. The offers we are discussing... Read more

June 19, 2019
Security Experts Warn About the Increasing Number of Office 365 Phishing Emails screenshot

Security Experts Warn About the Increasing Number of Office 365 Phishing Emails

How many emails do you send out every day? How many do you receive? These numbers vary from person to person, depending on their position, their social life online, their hobbies, and even their attitude towards... Read more

June 19, 2019
Single Sign-On Feature on Social Media Platforms Is a Security Threat screenshot

Single Sign-On Feature on Social Media Platforms Is a Security Threat

These days, it is not a matter of whether you have any kind of account online. It's the question of how MANY accounts you have. The more accounts you have, the more bothersome the sign-on processes become because you... Read more

June 12, 2019
Are You Sure Your WhatsApp Messages Are Private? screenshot

Are You Sure Your WhatsApp Messages Are Private?

What’s your preferred social networking app when it comes to communicating with your friends and family? If it’s WhatsApp, there are a few privacy concerns. Of course, most apps have a tainted reputation, and we could... Read more

June 12, 2019
Should You Enable or Disable 'Password Sync' on Microsoft Office 365? screenshot

Should You Enable or Disable 'Password Sync' on Microsoft Office 365?

If you are running a business, you probably get a headache the moment you hear the word “password.” It’s hard to keep with personal passwords, so dealing with multiple corporate passwords is a big challenge. To make... Read more

June 6, 2019
Ethereum Users Suffer Money Loss Due to Weak Passwords screenshot

Ethereum Users Suffer Money Loss Due to Weak Passwords

We can never emphasize enough the importance of strong passwords. Every single day we hear stories about various accounts getting hacked because of the weak passwords that were protecting them. The Ethereum password... Read more

June 6, 2019
Dragonblood Vulnerabilities Are Discovered to Impact WPA3 Wi-Fi Security and Passwords screenshot

Dragonblood Vulnerabilities Are Discovered to Impact WPA3 Wi-Fi Security and Passwords

We’re about to step into the third decade of the 21st century, and yet passwords remain crucial for our cybersecurity. In this entry, we would like to talk more about Wi-Fi security, and how passwords can be leaked... Read more

May 13, 2019
Could Your Passwords Be at Risk When Using VPN Apps? screenshot

Could Your Passwords Be at Risk When Using VPN Apps?

A Virtual Private Network – or VPN, in short – is supposed to make your virtual presence more secure. With a VPN account, you should be able to browse the web anonymously using a temporary IP address. Whether you are... Read more

May 10, 2019
Docker Hub Users Must Change Passwords Now screenshot

Docker Hub Users Must Change Passwords Now

Just a few days back we learned about a data breach that affected around 190 thousand of Docker Hub users. The number of exposed accounts may not appear to be that significant, but it seems the damage could affect... Read more

May 10, 2019
Microsoft Will Stop Forcing Password Changes, but It Doesn’t Mean You Should Stop Making Changes screenshot

Microsoft Will Stop Forcing Password Changes, but It Doesn’t Mean You Should Stop Making Changes

According to the latest statistics, nearly 56% of all Windows OS users run Windows 10, which is the most popular version of the operating system, followed by Windows 7 at 33%. Undoubtedly, in time, the gap between... Read more

May 10, 2019
Yes, All of These Smart Home Devices Can Be Hacked If You Do Not Set up Strong Passwords screenshot

Yes, All of These Smart Home Devices Can Be Hacked If You Do Not Set up Strong Passwords

Smart TVs, baby monitors, Wi-Fi enabled security cameras, and other similar devices make our daily tasks easier and more fun. However, while there is no denying such gadgets are convenient, a lot of users forget that... Read more

May 10, 2019
As It Turns Out, Gen Z Is Not Smarter About Cybersecurity screenshot

As It Turns Out, Gen Z Is Not Smarter About Cybersecurity

According to Bloomberg, close to a third of the world's population belongs to the so-called Gen Z. Generation Z, for those of you who don't know, is the collective label placed on those of you who were born between... Read more

May 9, 2019
Why Does Microsoft Want You to Switch from Passwords to Biometrics? screenshot

Why Does Microsoft Want You to Switch from Passwords to Biometrics?

In a recent interview with CNBC, Bret Arsenault, Microsoft's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), found the perfect words to describe one of the most common cybersecurity misconceptions. When speaking about the... Read more

May 8, 2019