Enhanced FIDO Authentication Standard Expands to the Browser

A new version of the FIDO authentication standard is designed to enable the elimination of passwords for a broader range of devices, says Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. The company was one of the founders of the The FIDO (“Fast IDentity Online”) Alliance. The FIDO2 standard is a significant enhancement to the original FIDO specifications, providing an expansion …

Survey shows sloppy password habits among young Brits

Young people were singled out as increasingly likely victims of internet-borne fraud, including because of their penchant for liberal sharing of personal information. The post Survey shows sloppy password habits among young Brits appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity

You may think that the world of cybersecurity is only populated with shadowy criminal organizations hacking elections and stealing corporate data, but cyberattacks afflict the big and small alike. Every day millions of cyberattacks hit the U.S. alone, and they’re growing in number and intensity every year. While governments and businesses beef up cybersecurity, cybercriminals modify their malicious software to …

Alteryx: a new massive data leak

The Data of More Than 120 Million American Households Left Exposed Online Researchers based in California reported that the information of 123 million US households had been found exposed on the internet. Every single person with an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account and the correct URL has been able to access the leak. The exposed data contained general information about …

How Secure is My Password?

Recently, researchers found an Equifax portal guarding access to 14,000 personal records being secured by the password “admin/admin”. The issue has since been fixed, but the example highlights the lack of importance given to password creation that continues to plague cyber security for businesses and individuals. Most people still use passwords that are easy for cyber thieves to guess despite …

Strong Passwords Don’t Have to be Hard to Remember

Bill Burr blew it, and he knows it. The man responsible for the global password strength guidelines, which posit that you should always use alphanumeric characters and alternate uppercase and lowercase letters, recognizes his error. According to Burr, these rules “drive people crazy,” and yet, even so, do not necessarily make for good passwords. Fourteen years of bad passwords In …

Strong Passwords Don’t Have to be Hard to Remember

Bill Burr blew it, and he knows it. The man responsible for the global password strength guidelines, which posit that you should always use alphanumeric characters and alternate uppercase and lowercase letters, recognizes his error. According to Burr, these rules “drive people crazy,” and yet, even so, do not necessarily make for good passwords. Fourteen years of bad passwords In …

Equifax leaks its business model

The hacking of Equifax and the subsequent leaking of private data on an estimated 143 million people has created a furor that reaches from top governmental levels down to the little guys worried that their data is being distributed and misused all over the internet. There are big reasons to be concerned Equifax is not […] The post Equifax leaks …

Cyber Security Tips for Parents and Children

How to protect your children from cyber threats The summer just gracefully glanced over our lives, and now it is time for things to get back to normal – we will soon start feeling the cold breeze and the days will become shorter. Even though that the good old days of casual dress code in the office are now gone, …