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Microsoft used the same certificate for all instances of its Dynamics 365 ERP product and it took more than 100 days to take action, but the company claims the issue posed little risk [Read More]
Password management firm Dashlane has published a list of the top ten password offenders for 2017. [Read More]
Mailsploit vulnerabilities allow email spoofing and code injection attacks against over 30 email apps [Read More]
UK member of parliament (MP) Nadine Dorries has declared on Twitter that she shares the password to her work computer with staff 'including interns'. [Read More]
Apple’s patch for the recently disclosed root access vulnerability affecting macOS High Sierra breaks file sharing functionality. Quick fix provided [Read More]
Apple rushes to patch critical macOS High Sierra vulnerability that can be exploited to gain root access to a system [Read More]
UK-based Clarkson, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, informed the public that it suffered a data breach and hackers may release some data [Read More]
An easy-to-exploit bug in macOS High Sierra allows root access to a machine without needing a password and it’s remotely exploitable [Read More]
An analysis of US government websites, including their use of HTTPS and DNSSEC, shows only slight improvement [Read More]
New variant of Mirai malware targets ZyXEL devices using recently disclosed default credentials [Read More]

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Marc Solomon's picture
How do you determine the amount and mix of data that’s “just right” for your organization? To answer this question it helps to understand what’s driving the need for data in the first place.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
While 2FA is a big step above and beyond the use of traditional passwords, it is not infallible, and thinking so makes the risk of failure even greater.
Preston Hogue's picture
Even the most knowledgeable users — the very CISOs and security professionals who may be reading this article — can be duped into taking the bait.
Alastair Paterson's picture
By using best practices to protect credentials, while at the same time monitoring for leaked credentials and changes in the tools attackers use, you can mitigate the risk of account takeovers to your organization.
Travis Greene's picture
Having served aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the late 1990s, I can assure you that the World War II slogan, “loose lips sink ships” is still very much a part of Navy life.
Scott Simkin's picture
Training employees to be aware of credential-based attacks and how to avoid them, as well as adopting the right prevention-based measures, can have a material impact on stopping a common and effective attack techniques.
David Holmes's picture
What are the possible threat vectors if you were doing a threat model assessment for any of cloud passwords management models?
Rafal Los's picture
If you’re tired of changing your passwords using complex formulas you’ll never remember and have found yourself wondering just what your corporate security team is thinking, this post is for you.
David Holmes's picture
Password proliferation is bad, for many, many, many reasons. But the worst reason is that people tend to re-use passwords all over the place.
Travis Greene's picture
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is becoming more mainstream for businesses; however, businesses need to consider how 2FA should be implemented to maintain both external and internal control.