Hackers are coming for your privileged accounts: What you can do to stop them

Not all accounts are created equal. Those that have special privileges and access are a prime target for hackers, and companies know it. But what can they do to protect these super users?

Companies predict end of passwords by 2025

Passwords are an imperfect solution to security. But are they really on the way out? According to many businesses, they are. And it’s long overdue.

The 3 biggest problems with password policies

Companies’ employees do a lot that puts sensitive information at risk. One of the biggest problems: They choose weak passwords that offer little protection. And despite IT’s best efforts, organizations’ password policies haven’t done much to solve the problem. 

Even Mark Zuckerberg can be a victim of password theft

Celebrities from Jack Black to Mark Zuckerberg recently had their Twitter accounts hijacked. And while the fallout so far seems to be mostly childish pranks, the security lessons from this incident can’t be overstated.

Believe it or not, the MySpace hack could be bad for business

It’s probably been several years since you’ve thought about MySpace, if you ever really have. But now the almost-defunct social network is back in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Researchers name and shame default password offenders

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. 

New tool decrypts passwords stored in managers

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. 

Encryption isn’t the answer: It’s part of the answer

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. 

Know who else shares passwords? IT depatments

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. 

LastPass hacked, highlighting yet another password weakness

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.