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  • Selectively re-using bad passwords is not a bad idea, researchers say

    16.07.2014

    For all the repeated advice to use different, complex password for each online account, users are still opting for easy-to-guess, short ones and use them repeatedly across many websites and online services.

  • Critical vulnerabilities in web-based password managers found

    14.07.2014

    A group of researchers from University of California, Berkeley, have analyzed five popular web-based password managers and have discovered - and then responsibly reported - vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to learn a user’s credentials for arbitrary websites.

  • The building blocks of a successful authentication infrastructure

    03.07.2014

    In this interview, Josh Alexander, CEO of Toopher, discusses how an increasingly mobile workforce shapes the way an organization deals with authentication issues, provides advice to a CISO with the task of upgrading an outdated authentication infrastructure, and much more.

  • PayPal 2FA flow partially mitigated, accounts are safe

    26.06.2014

    In the wake of the revelation of a flaw that allows attackers to bypass PayPal's two-factor authentication feature, the e-payment giant has made it temporarily impossible for users who enabled it to log into their PayPal account via the PayPal mobile app and on certain other mobile apps.

  • Critical flaw exposes admin passwords of nearly 32,000 servers

    20.06.2014

    Over 30,000 servers with Supermicro baseboard management controllers (BMCs) on their motherboards are offering up administrator passwords to anyone who knowns where to look, warns Zachary Wikholm, a senior security engineer with the Security Incident Response Team of hosting provider CARI.net.




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The psychology of phishing

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Cybercriminals no longer send out thousands of emails at random hoping to get a handful of hits, today they create highly targeted phishing emails which are tailored to suit their recipients.


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