Network gets a lesson in Passwords 101

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.

Video: Password advice from Edward Snowden

Security is no laughing matter – until it’s tackled by one of the preeminent comedians of the day. 

3 ways users are leaking sensitive data now

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. 

Will fighting internal threats be your next budget nightmare?

Companies are used to shelling out for security against hackers and intrusions. But these days, there are some companies charging a king’s ransom to protect against internal threats. 

Yankees fans are the worst at passwords

OK, so maybe that’s a bit of an over-simplification. But in honor of March Madness, let’s look at how sports fans rank in another competitive field: security. 

Some users don’t care about passwords: Would even sell them

One day we’ll have a survey that shows users are starting to see the light on password security. Unfortunately, that’s not going to be today. 

Researcher releases 10 million passwords and usernames

Surprisingly, all things told, a recent dump of more than 10 million passwords and usernames may not actually be that big of a security risk. In fact, it could boost password security on the whole. 

Physical security is information security, too

Here’s a reminder users probably need: Security doesn’t stop at preventing phishing attacks or keeping passwords closely guarded. Hackers will try a variety of offline tactics to gain access to online systems, too. 

Creating better passwords (that users can actually remember)

Just about every day there’s a news story that the age of passwords is almost over. Something – anything – more secure and easier to use is about to replace them once and for all. We won’t hold our breath. 

Were malicious insiders to blame for Sony hack?

Warning: The following article (unlike many talking heads) doesn’t purport to know who or what was behind the attack on Sony Pictures. But some are starting to wonder whether the hack was actually state-sponsored or just the handiwork of disgruntled former employees.