As users are instructed to create ever more complex passwords, and developers are starting to use encryption methods more difficult to crack than standard hashing functions, password crackers (and penetration testers) must wisely choose which type of password attack to try first, second, and so on.
Sendgrid, the email delivery and management service that counts among its clients companies like Pinterest, Airbnb and Uber, has admitted that they have been breached.
A new technology, called Blind Hashing, that prevents offline password attacks by making databases impossible to steal, has been introduced at RSA Conference 2015 by start-up TapLink.
21 percent of respondents to a Kaspersky survey assume their passwords are of no value to criminals.
A considerable number of routers manufactured by US-based Belkin use a flawed method for creating PINs for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), making them easily discoverable by attackers, a researcher has found.
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