Every 14 seconds, a business falls victim to a ransomware attack. While big businesses are often the target of massive data breaches, the risks for smaller businesses are higher as they have minimal security infrastructure, which makes them easy prey for attackers. According to Verizon Data, in 2017, 61 percent of data breach victims were […]
Moving On from Passwords? Passwords. They’re a hacker’s favorite thing. Not only are they easy to steal and crack, but many people practice poor password management. Because of this, password theft and abuse are ever rising. From short, simple words to long strings of letters, numbers, and symbols, passwords just aren’t enough to keep your […]
Protecting your data starts with knowing what you’re up against. Cybercrime has been and may always be growing. However with more information we gain a better understanding of how to combat internet criminals and data breaches. Here are some internet security statistics to keep in mind about cybercrime and its effects on your business. Cyber […]
WordPress Users and Security As businesses grow, the number of people required to get the job done grows too. The more users your WordPress website has, however, the higher the security risk. Managing your WordPress users to maintain security can be complicated as your business grows, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these tips […]
The father of computer passwords – Fernando Corbató – died on July 12 at the age of 93. Corbató pioneered the password for the computing world in the 1960s, working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He and other researchers at the university shared access to one of the first computers with the ability […]
WordPress Login Requirements_ With more than 33% of websites on the internet being managed through WordPress, it’s a wonder the website juggernaut hasn’t created a stronger, more reliable method for login security. To date, WordPress login systems are some of the weakest online right out of the box, and although they can be adjusted for […]
Say Goodbye to Lost, Stolen, and Forgotten Passwords with Passwordless Authentication Data breaches seem to happen more often these days, and each time they happen on a larger and larger scale. The biggest data breaches have compromised the personal information of millions of people around the world, and all of those breaches included passwords. With […]
The Growing Threat of Data Breaches Technology advances at a breakneck pace, and much of that technology needs our personal information to function. Many devices and applications won’t allow you to use them unless you share your personal, identifying information first. In an age of information brokering, your personal data becomes worth more than gold. […]
As technology advances, so too do security measures to keep online information safe. Longer passwords, CAPTCHAs, PINs, and even biometrics have been used to secure user information. All to keep bots and hackers at bay. Multi-factor authentication (2FA) systems have become the go-to solution for strengthening employee login. Are they the right security solution for […]
People post all sorts of pieces of their lives online, from photos to personal details and thoughts. Your name, address, phone number, SSN, photo, date of birth, even your voice… they’re all available on the web if you know how to gain access to them. It seems easier now more than ever to hack into […]
On top of all the rest of our daily concerns, we have to worry about Social Engineering cyber attacks.
It goes on to talk about a machine that IBM built (the Cracken) that can crack any password up to 14 characters in 5 minutes or less.