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Weak passwords continue to give cyber crims access to personal information
New research highlights the continuing issue of weak passwords, revealing that 30% of ransomware infections in 2019 were due to passwords.
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
"Excitement has been building for Disney+ and while it's in limited release, people will seek out alternative means to use the platform."
Password habits still key obstacle to business’ security - LogMeIn
The report found that while more businesses are investing in security measures like multi-factor authentication (MFA), employees still have poor password habits.
92% of businesses experience identity challenges - LastPass
Data from the report reveals IT professionals overwhelmingly (82%) agree that poor identity practices have exposed their business to risks.
NordVPN dives into password management
NordPass will remember and autosave all passwords, autofill online forms, and allow users to save private notes.
LastPass extends data security with Aus data centre
“Our new security infrastructure means that you can now choose to have your LastPass Enterprise password vault stored regionally in Australia, regardless of where you operate your business from."
Is the pain of resetting passwords finally over?
"It's now the role of businesses to take the responsibility off the end user, by coming up with a more intelligent strategy than a password expiry policy."
Google 'will do better' after G Suite passwords exposed since 2005
Fourteen years is a long time for sensitive information like usernames and passwords to be sitting ducks, unencrypted and at risk of theft and corruption.
NDB report: Stronger authentication practices needed
The Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC) has released the latest quarterly report on the notifications under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme.
Kiwis are being outsmarted by their own smart homes
New Zealanders are putting too much trust in smart devices and not necessarily applying some of their own ‘smarts’ to the process.
SolarWinds adds password management to security portfolio
SolarWinds acquired Passportal, which delivers MSP-focused password management and privileged client knowledge management tools that integrate with IT software products.
Kiwis know security is important, but they're not doing much about it
Only 49% of respondents use antivirus software and even fewer – just 19% - change their passwords regularly.
Expert offers password tips to aid a stress-free sleep
For many cybersecurity professionals, the worries of the day often crawl into night-time routines - LogMeIn says better password practices can help.
Use a password manager? New study reveals it may be worse than useless
The study finds using a number of the top password managers is no better than putting your passwords in a text file and saving it to your desktop.
Expert comment: What the Collection #2-5 data dump means for credential abuse
Techday spoke to experts and executives in the security industry about the data leak and the implications on phishing and credential stuffing.
Yubico report reveals troubling password behaviour
Some shocking results include that 57% of respondents who have experienced a phishing attack have not changed their password behaviours.
Experts comment on record 772mil-user data breach
Dubbed “Collection #1”, the data set contains emails and passwords with over a billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
How protecting critical infrastructure starts with securing social media
Erroneous alerts regarding potential missile strikes that caused civil disruption in Hawaii and Japan in recent history.
Exclusive: Three access management learnings from 2018
There was a renewed global response to data security in 2018, placing pressure on organisations to assume more responsibility for the data they hold.
CERT NZ highlights rise of unauthorised access incidents
“In one case, the attacker gained access and tracked the business’s emails for at least six months. They gathered extensive knowledge of the business’s billing cycles."
Dell.com customers urged to change passwords after breach
Dell is asking all of its Dell.com customers to change their passwords after it detected ‘unauthorised activity’ on its network earlier this month.
How to combat human error in cyber risks
It’s an old adage in security that people are the weakest link – mostly because of human error.
Interview: RSA's Craig Dore on the basics of MFA
A good MFA solution would cover access for both types of applications, and enable access for both employees and third parties such as contractors.
Quick tips for staying safe online - Cyber Smart Week 2018
With the Facebook data breach still fresh in everyone’s minds, Cyber Smart Week couldn’t come soon enough.