Today, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, AirBnb, Github, and several major websites reported outages due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DD0S). Here’s what you need to know about the attack and how to protect yourself. Wait, what exactly happened? On the morning of October 21, several prominent websites were taken offline for hours after several
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Last year, news broke of a security flaw on dating website, Match.com, leading to tens of millions of the dating websites users’ passwords potentially being at risk.
This was due to the site not using HTTPS encryption so the emails addresses and passwords of users logging into the site could potentially be stolen by anyone on the same Wi-Fi network as them. Anyone using their m=Match.com account while, say, using a public network in a café, could have been at risk.
This method of hacking is known as a Man-in-the-Middle attack.Continue Reading →
When it comes to passwords, most of your employees believe they are protected by storing countless iterations of username and password combinations in their heads—but with password rules becoming increasingly complex, it’s becoming nearly impossible to rely on memory these days. Faced with multiple complex passwords to remember, employees resort to pen and paper—or worse, to ill-considered “remember this password” functions on their computer or smartphone using apps that simply weren’t built to function as a password manager.Continue Reading →
If you’re a CEO or IT administrator, you’ll need to spruce up on cyber security training before indoctrinating new hires. If the latest Yahoo data breach proved anything, it’s that today’s cyber threats are terrifyingly real.
That said, 2016 has come with a slew of new cyber threats and surprising avenues of danger. If there’s anything business operators now understand, it’s that no company is safe from data breaches. Today’s hackers are breaching enterprises at their weakest point: their employees. To ensure your company’s protection from cyber threats, you’ll need to strike out negligence among employee and boost their understanding of password and cyber security.
If it’s your employee’s first week on the job, you’re in luck! Below, we’ve compiled the five most important cyber security tidbits you can show them. Take a look:Continue Reading →
This summer, IBM and Ponemon Institute published a startling global study on how much data breaches cost businesses per year. With approximately 90 percent of cybersecurity incidents affecting small businesses and 1 in 5 companies having experienced a security breach thus far this year, this study illustrates how three major security vulnerabilities lead data breaches that can financially cripple your small business.Continue Reading →