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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."
10 Dec 18
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.
30 Nov 18
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.
29 Nov 18
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.
08 Oct 18
Exclusive: Moving away from passwords to two-factor authentication
New developments in ‘zero log-in’ technology look set to redefine the authentication process as we know it and put paid to the dubious protection offered by passwords.
04 Oct 18
Nearly 50% of businesses have yet to take control of password security - report
“Passwords continue to be a challenge to cybersecurity in the workplace, and attacks continue to grow in number and complexity every year.”
03 Oct 18
In a GDPR world, true passwordless security reigns
About 81% of mass breaches are caused by stolen or weak passwords, and just over half of data breaches involve some form of credential harvesting.
21 Aug 18
GitHub security tool checks passwords against 517m breached credentials
Web development and coding platform GitHub has rolled out password and two-factor authentication revamps to make user accounts more secure.
06 Aug 18
Ransomware: Top-of-mind for Aussies, but we just don't know what to do about it
Ransomware continues to be a major concern for Australian consumers this year - and many are unsure if they have even been affected by it.
12 Jun 18
Interview: Twizo explains why the 2FA revolution isn’t quite here – but it is coming
“Cybersecurity is a problem we all face but 2FA is offered by a lot of service providers in either a too complicated or too unclear of a way."
28 May 18
Okta eliminates the need for passwords with ThreatInsight
“The best password is no password at all. Today’s threat actors are targeting the weakest point of your company’s security – your people." - Okta CEO
24 May 18
Privacy and passwords: Hot topics amongst Australian consumers
“Organisations need to invest further in strategies to ensure trust, transparency and choice are front and centre."
16 May 18
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
14 May 18
Twitter password glitch showcases 'extreme jumpiness' in digital sector
More than 330 million Twitter users are being urged to change their passwords after an internal system glitch caused the passwords to be exposed.
07 May 18
Aura Information Security’s password tips for World Password Day
What’s in a password? A lot, actually. Your passwords are the gateway to you and your company’s most important documents and assets.
03 May 18
Today is World Password Day: Here’s what the experts think
Microsoft hails the death of passwords. What are other security experts saying? Comments from Malwarebytes, CyberArk, Vault Systems, ESET & SailPoint.
03 May 18
Five reasons to kill off passwords as we know them
Centrify, a provider of Zero Trust Security are calling for the end of password protection.
03 May 18
Survey points to forgetfulness as main reason why people reuse their passwords
91% of the 2000 respondents know that using the same password for multiple accounts is a security risk, but 59% continue to do it anyway.
02 May 18
Passwords: They're as useless as the 'g' in lasagna
Accounts were compromised because he re-used the password “dadada”. Six characters, all lowercase. If anyone should know better, it’s Zuckerberg.
24 Apr 18
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
11 Apr 18
Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
23 Mar 18
Criminals abuse email attachments to cash in on 'booming' black market for stolen passwords
“Attackers are attempting to encourage the recipient to open the attachment by using urgent language to make the message appear important."
02 Mar 18
Biometrics vs passwords: How the generation gap is shaping workplace security
Millennials are moving beyond the world of passwords and quickly embracing biometrics, leaving the older generations to continue using passwords.
30 Jan 18
Okta report says security is changing workplace app use
Okta's 2018 Businesses @ Work report, which found that seven of the 15 fastest-growing apps are security tools or have security use cases.
26 Jan 18