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What an Apple phishing attack looks like | Salted Hash Ep 32

How can you tell the difference between a legitimate email and a phishing attack? Host Steve Ragan shows what an Apple phishing attack looks like, screen by screen, showing the difference between the real and the fake.

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Will WebAuthn replace passwords or not?

Or, the password is dead – long live the password.

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Security Smart, Winter 2018

From the editors of CSO, Security Smart is a quarterly newsletter ready for distribution in your organization. We combine personal device and home safety tips with organizational security awareness, making security training relevant,...

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1.4B stolen passwords are free for the taking: What we know now

The 2012 LinkedIn breach, along with other old third-party breaches, is still paying dividends for criminals, who now have free access to 1.4 billion previously exposed email addresses and passwords.

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The borg ate my login

There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution for bots...

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What cybersecurity surprises does 2018 hold?

One thing's for sure: securing ourselves and our organizations will only get more difficult this year.

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Security myth: my admins would quit if I implement a password vault!

The issue of secure password vaulting and the concern that something like that could never work at your company.

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In the aftermath of yet another Meltdown, no secrets are safe

Meltdown and Spectre reveal that perfect information protection comes at an increasingly steep cost.

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Password managers grow up, target business users

Enterprise-class password managers fill key security gaps left by single sign-on (SSO) and cloud access solutions.

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Leaked 1.4 billion credentials a risk to users and business

A more nuanced conversation is required to understand the risks that this interactive database poses to organizations.

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Unraveling the truth about the NIST's new password guidelines

tl;dr: if you’re using a password manager, you should be in really good shape.

About half of those responding to an online survey say their passwords are over five years old.

Top 25 worst, most insecure passwords used in 2017

SplashData released a list of the top 100 most popular, and therefore dangerous, passwords used in 2017.

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Salted Hash Ep 12: Zero trust networks and other things that caught our attention in 2017

This week's episode of Salted Hash is the last one for 2017, so we're closing out the year by talking about security wins, and the incidents that held the attention of our panel. Steve is joined by Akamai's Dave Lewis, Andy Ellis and...

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What is two-factor authentication (2FA)? How to enable it and why you should

With Google, Facebook, Instagram, or your own internal accounts, 2FA provides an extra layer of protection that helps keep hackers out.

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5 ways users circumvent security measures and how to prevent it

Workers usually choose convenience over security, especially if you force them to jump through too many hoops. But there are steps you can take to shift the balance back in security's favor.

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Apple's High Sierra allows root with no password, there's a workaround to help

Earlier this afternoon on Twitter, a developer posted a screenshot and reported it was possible to obtain root access on Apple's High Sierra without a password. Several users recreated this issue on their own systems, including a...

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Ready for more secure authentication? Try these password alternatives and enhancements

Password-only authentication is dead. Combine passwords with multifactor authentication, social login, biometrics, or risk-based authentication to better protect users and your reputation.

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How hackers crack passwords and why you can't stop them

Password crackers have access to more stolen passwords and better password hacking software and tools than ever before.

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