The first thing to understand, is what makes a bad password. The worst passwords are: password, 111111, fred, master, boss and whatever is the name of your organization/department/unit. Why are they bad? Because they are obvious, easy to guess and just plain stupid.
The IRS has revealed more details about an attack it suffered last month, mounted by unknown individuals with the aim to file fraudulent tax returns and funnel the returned money to their own bank accounts.
PatternEx, a startup that gathered a team of AI researcher from MIT CSAIL as well as security and distributed systems experts, is poised to shake up things in the user and entity behavior analytics market.