Tag: password

Most U.S. adults had trouble identifying key cyber security concepts including what data was secure online and the definition of a botnet.

You Don’t Know Hack: Public Struggles with Cyber Security Concepts

In-brief: U.S. adults may be able to identify a strong password when they see one, but on many questions of how to identify and protect themselves from online threats, they are worryingly ignorant, according to a new survey by The Pew Center.

Insecure network attached storage devices are the common thread in a string of data breaches, including the recent leak of US Air Force personnel files, security experts say.

NAS Holes: Air Force Data Leak the Tip of Very Large Iceberg

In-brief: The recently disclosed trove of personnel files by an US Air Force officer is one piece of a much larger phenomenon: exposed, vulnerable and Internet-connected network attached storage (or NAS) devices chock full of gigabytes sensitive data.

Companies should make life harder for cyber criminals by ceasing the use of valuable, "static" data to authenticate consumers. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

Opinion: Disrupt Fraud by Devaluing Data

In-brief: companies that want to make life difficult for cyber criminals can start by moving valuable data off the front lines and finding ways to use less valuable information to verify the identity of their customers, writes Keir Breitenfeld, who works for Experian’s Fraud & Identity Solutions group.

Kaspersky said it spotted infections affecting 140 organizations globally. (Image courtesy of Kaspersky Lab.)

File-less Malware Attacks Target Bank, Business Networks

In-brief: Security experts are warning that so-called “file-less” attacks on commercial networks operated by banks and other firms are spreading and harvesting sensitive information, like administrator user names and passwords.

300 Billion Passwords? Internet of Things Growth poses Unprecedented Threat by 2020

300 Billion Passwords? Internet of Things Growth poses Unprecedented Threat by 2020

In-brief: Password management is already a big challenge for consumers and businesses. That problem is poised to get much (much) worse, as the population of The Internet of Things explodes, a new survey finds.