Consumers are inadvertently leaving back doors open to attackers as they share log in details and sign up for automatic log on to mobile apps and services, according to new research by Intercede.
1.2 billion passwords reportedly stolen by Russian hackers.
In an increasingly connected world, backdoor passwords have large implications on the Internet of Things, the medical world and industrial control systems.
A report issued this week claimed that a Russian cybercrime group stole 1.2 billion usernames and passwords from 420,000 websites.
A Russia-based cyber criminal group has managed to accumulate 1.2 billion unique online login credentials by compromising databases of over hundreds of thousands websites and FTP locations, claim researchers from Wisconsin-based Hold Security.