Companies that have default passwords for equipment and software are being called out by researchers. And the list of offenders has some big names on it.
Password managers may be one good way to satisfy the hard-to-guess but still easy-enough-to-remember password conundrum users face. But a hacker’s new tool is a reminder that when you’ve been breached, no password manager or other security measure will be enough to protect you fully.
Yet another lesson from the Ashley Madison hack: If you’re counting on encryption of sensitive data to save the day, you may wind up regretting that decision.
Users get a lot of heat for poor password management, and it’s mostly justified. But a new survey from Centrify finds that IT can be just as guilty of sharing credentials, if not more so.
Password managers are seen as a savior for many companies. They allow users to make more complicated and unique passwords without having to remember them every single time they go to a website.
Many people think corporate espionage only deals with stealing plans for upcoming products or top-secret designs. But these days everyone can get in on the act: even our national pastime.
One of the least noticed announcements from Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference could have a big effect on the security of mobile devices – but it also highlights a risk of password technology.
A French TV network recently had to take 11 channels off the air temporarily while it responded to a major coordinated hacking attack. And it seems that incident didn’t teach them any lessons.
Security is no laughing matter – until it’s tackled by one of the preeminent comedians of the day.
Users are your best security asset, but sometimes their actions can make them your worst nightmare. Here are three recent cases that highlight the importance of an attentive and security-conscious user base.