Tag: Passwords

A Guide to Authentication Methods (Infographic)

Stolen passwords and weak passwords are responsible for over 80% of security breaches in 2018, and in 2019 over 150,000 security incidents and nearly 4,000 confirmed data breaches were caused due to weak or stolen passwords. Passwords are some of the weakest forms of authentication, and when user authentication is not secure, cybercriminals have easy access to take whatever information they want.    Creating the perfect authentication method does not …
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The History and Future of Passwords

Having a strong password to your personal data such as bank information, company logins, and other sensitive data is very important. Because of this, the average business user has 191 passwords, but 81% of confirmed data breaches stemmed from reused, weak, or stolen passwords. But looking back on from where we have come from the first password and the first password theft to today can give us a heads-up on …
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Top 5 Security Practices for Staying Safe Online

When Tim Berners-Lee was designing the technology that would herald the Information Age, he searched for a name that would complement the intricate “network” of linked pages and sites. He eventually settled on the term “web”, which is how the World Wide Web got its name. However, the words “web” and “net” both have negative connotations. A web is what a spider weaves to trap unsuspecting flies, while a net is used …
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Password Reuse Exposes Dream Darknet Vendors to Law Enforcement

Not too long ago, we touched on the need for internet users to avoid bad passwords. People commonly reuse their passwords across many different platforms. This is a huge problem because it makes it easier for criminals to hack those individuals’ accounts. It now appears darknet users fall victim to the same issue, which recently allowed Dutch police officers to use Hansa market data to crack down on other vendors. Darknet Vendors Reuse …
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