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Yubico
New research shows global drive for passwordless authentication
A new study has shown there has been a significant shift towards wanting a passwordless future, but adoption is still in its infancy.
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Data Protection
Lookout adds security offerings with SaferPass acquisition
Lookout has acquired SaferPass, adding password management technology to its suite of security offerings and furthering its goal to provide customers with proactive protection.
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Cloud
BeyondTrust integrates Password Safe solution with SailPoint
BeyondTrust has announced the integration of BeyondTrust Password Safe with SailPoint identity security offerings.
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Cloud
Sift shares crucial advice for preventing serious ATO breaches
Are you or your business struggling with Account Takeover Fraud (ATO)? One of the latest ebooks from Sift can provide readers with the tools and expertise to help launch them into the new era of account security.
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Microsoft
Apple, Google and Microsoft expands plans to get rid of passwords
FIDO Alliance says the world is closer to not relying on passwords after Apple, Google and Microsoft expands their support for a passwordless sign-in standard.
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Cybersecurity
World (un)Password day? Yubico releases MFA guide encouraging new ideas
In a slight departure from traditional World Password Day lore, Yubico has today announced a multi-factor authentication (MFA) guide.
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Cloud
Salesforce resets user passwords as GitHub breach investigation continues
Salesforce is increasing its security measures after a recent GitHub breach incident investigation reported in Heroku.
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Data Protection
Password hygiene in New Zealand: Statistics, standing and standpoints
You can find a plethora of “how to” guides on the net, but seldom can you find any statements on how “password hygienic” we Kiwis are, or how our state of hygiene compares with other countries.
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Ping Identity
LastPass teams up with Ping Identity to improve password security
LastPass has announced new integrations with Ping Identity, including PingOne and PingFederate to better serve enterprise businesses.
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Authentication
Southeast Asia sees growing demand for better electronic finance solutions
More than three in five respondents in SEA were found to want OTP via SMS in every e-payment transaction, and 57% want to see the implementation of two-factor authentication.
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Cybersecurity
Ping Identity onboards Sydney-based Ascention as latest AU MSP
The appointment as VAR and MSP will enable Ascention to resell Ping Identity's services and solutions as part of its own data management solution.
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Cloud
Cybersecurity in 2022: End of passwords, cybersecurity education and the compromised home
Poorly managed and weak passwords are a prime target for hackers, and organisations are responding by going password-less to remove this weakness all together.
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Ransomware
ESET Threat Report highlights aggressive ransomware tactics and intensifying password-guessing attacks
“Ransomware gangs may have overdone it this time," says ESET threat report.
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Passwords
Increased volume of cyberattacks not translating to safer password practices
"As we continue to grow our online presence, we need more robust protection for our online information."
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Varonis
Manufacturing firms leave millions of files exposed - Varonis report
“On average, every employee has access to over 6 million files — nearly one out of every five files — on their first day on the job."
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CERT NZ
Ransomware, crypto scams & brute-forced passwords: Highlights from CERT NZ's Q2 report
The number of cybersecurity incidents in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to more than 1,350, accounting for $3.9 million in direct financial losses.
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Passwords
Patch management, robust password policies vital in reducing risk of cyberattacks
"Legacy OS usage, low-end equipment, compatibility issues and human factors often result in security breaches that can jeopardise an organisation's security."
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Cybersecurity
Despite cybersecurity training 85% of employees still reuse passwords - report
According to new research, nearly two-thirds of employees use personal passwords to protect corporate data and vice versa.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Yubico on the reality of a passwordless future
Yubico believes in a passwordless future - but what does that mean, and is it really possible?
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Password manager
Kaspersky Password Manager could be 'bruteforced in seconds'
As people and enterprises put their trust in password managers to secure their accounts, even well-built password managers can be fatally flawed.
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Customer service
Auth0 survey reveals Australian businesses fail to meet login expectations
"Clearly there’s a gap between consumer and business expectations. Consumers want to use digital services, but if the login process is clunky or frustrating, they will take their businesses elsewhere."
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Passwords
No more 'pawswords': Why pet names shouldn't unlock your online accounts
Jingles. Bubbles. Arlo. Frankie. Buttercup. They're all terrible password choices.
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Biometrics
We're not ready for passwordless systems—and that's quite alright
Although passwordless authentication options are gaining prominence, there's a reason why we're still using passwords 60 years after their inception: they're effective. 
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Hack
New year, time to update your passwords
The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as 123456, the word password, qwerty, iloveyou, and other uncomplicated options.