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  • The importance of strong and unique passwords

    Passwords help lock the doors to our digital lives, but select a weak password and you’re leaving that The perils of weak passwords Weak passwords are like leaving your front door unlocked in a high-crime The power of strong and unique passwords Strong and unique passwords act as formidable barriers against : Password managers are invaluable tools for generating, storing, and auto-filling complex passwords They offer a secure vault where you can store all your passwords behind a single master password.

  • I can hear your password

    The implications of these findings suggest that anything that is typed such as passwords, private messages Using alternative methods such as biometrics or password managers can provide the most security.

  • Password managers: using browsers and apps to safely store your passwords

    Need help remembering all your passwords? Get a password manager, or save them to your browser. same password anywhere else. A password manager (or a web browser) can store all your passwords securely, so you don’t have to worry In addition, many password managers are helpful because they can: synchronise your passwords across your your password manager account.

  • 84% of people admit to password re-use

    Well, today, people face an increasing burden of having to recall numerous passwords. It’s usually when we forget a password that the reset password is one that has been used elsewhere for , and within that group, 84% acknowledge resorting to password reuse. where passwords never expire. Education to staff and enforced regular password changes and the use of password managers or authentication

  • 23m people used 123456 as a password

    worldwide used 123456 as a password! 2: Saving passwords in your browser Saving your password in your browser means letting your web browser , such as fake websites It is safer than using weak passwords, or using the same password in more than or your business Your email password should be strong and different to all your other passwords. account passwords.

  • Widespread phishing campaign targets passwords

    As reported in the NCSC’s Weekly Threat Report at the end of last week, Microsoft has warned Office365 customers of a widespread credential phishing campaign using open redirector links. Attackers use these links alongside social engineering techniques in emails. The links redirect victims to a legitimate Google reCAPTCHA page leading to a fake login page where credentials are then stolen. The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team has published a blog on the issue. The NCSC has produced guidance on how to spot the most obvious signs of a scam, and what to do if you’ve already responded. They also recommend forwarding emails that you’re unsure about to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk. As of 31st July 2021, SERS had received more than 6,900,000 reports, with the removal of more than 55,300 scams and 105,000 URLs. Further reading: Phishing attacks: defending your business Phishing Emails: How to report them Reporting Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or online. Forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk. Report SMS scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).

  • Most common passwords of the year revealed...is yours on the list?!

    most commonly used passwords in 2022. Is your password on the list? Making up SplashData’s top 10 most common passwords of 2022 are… 123456 123456789 qwerty password 1234567 Other common passwords high on the list are: Nothing Secret Password1 Admin 'Password1'. Really?! Create a password by combining random words. Use a password manager to save passwords.

  • Previously stolen emails and passwords sold again on dark web

    to the dark web as part of a much larger compilation include email addresses and their corresponding passwords data breaches as a method of monetising old credentials, highlighting the importance of separating passwords The credentials will be less useful to threat actors where strong password management policies are in A credential stuffing attack occurs when an email address and password combination are compromised on Other reading Read previous blogs on password safety Reporting Report all Fraud and Cybercrime to Action

  • The benefits of using three random words for your password

    The blog post noted that using three random words to coin a password is more effective than traditional Passwords made from multiple words will generally be longer than passwords made from a single word and A password containing multiple words encourages a range of passwords that have not previously been considered complex passwords is simply daft. they use on their important accounts, and consider a password manager.”

  • Warning as KeePass is targeted by threat actors

    KeePass is an open-source password manager, providing a single location for keeping encrypted passwords Earlier this month, security researchers discovered that the master password for a user's KeePass could saved passwords. Remediation & Mitigation In general, password managers solve the common issues surrounding password management They generate strong complex passwords, eliminate the need to write passwords down or save them elsewhere

  • New Year Resolutions: is cyber security on your list this year?

    They are: Phishing Passwords Multi-Factor Authentication Social media Software updates 1. Create Strong Passwords One of the easiest ways for hackers to gain access to sensitive company data is to guess passwords. users worldwide used 123456 as a password! To protect sensitive company data, you should use strong and unique passwords on all your accounts.

  • LastPass source code and blueprints stolen by intruder

    However, the organisation claim that their 25 million users and 80,000 customer passwords are still safe LastPass is a password manager that stores encrypted passwords online for free. If passwords had been breached as a result of this attack, the breach would be significant for many users including acclaimed businesses and users with poor password maintenance. The company maintains that all passwords are secure and that only the customer can decrypt any vault

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