The number of users targeted by password-stealing malware jumped from 600,000 in the first half of 2018 to over 940,000 during the same period in 2019, according to new research from Kaspersky.
An analysis of the 100,000 most-commonly re-occurring breached passwords confirms that ‘123456’ is the undisputed king of atrocious passwords.
The passwords of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees.
In this age of IT revolution, organisatons are spending a huge amount on information security, as they need to secure the sensitive and strategic information that is valuable to their business.
There have been predictions that password use would decline thanks to alternative methods of authentication, yet the need to register for countless websites and online services means that we are actually employing more of them than ever.
Nearly half (47 percent) of people in the UAE are still failing to protect their mobile devices, and only 25 percent using anti-theft solutions, which means pick pocketers that get their hands on a smartphone could be in for more of a treat than even they hope for.
Protecting yourself online may seem impossible, but following simple guidelines like enabling stronger and using strong passwords are key to online safety.
A recent Google study has revealed that phishing attacks via fake emails pose the greatest threat to people, followed by keyloggers and third-party breaches as account hacking increases globally.
While most businesses are focused on preventing and mitigating external threats, there is often a greater danger their security teams need to worry about closer to home – insider threats.
By focusing on hardening the physical security systems we have to be sure that we have three elements: people, processes and systems, says Pierre Racz, President, Genetec.