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  • All 3 billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2013

    Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, which already had spawned a nationwide lawsuit.

    Written by Reuters04 Oct. 17 09:43
  • These are the 25 worst passwords of 2015

    SplashID recently published its round-up of the worst passwords of 2015. '123456' and 'password' still reign supreme

    Written by Ian Paul20 Jan. 16 02:46
  • 5 steps to respond to a security breach

    It’s not a matter of if you are going to fall victim to a cyber attack, it’s when. So what should you do to minimise the adverse consequences that can arise from a breach?

    Written by Cheng Lim and Michael Swinson31 July 15 13:50
  • Making a hash of passwords

    Last week, I went to a project meeting so I could provide security insights as some consulting software developers updated us on the customer-facing application they're building for us. But I was dumbfounded when they asked me, "How should we encrypt the passwords?" Will developers never learn? 

    Written by By J.F. Rice03 Dec. 14 01:19
  • How IT can establish better cloud control

    Employees who use software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are more irresponsible about password security, file transfer and IT compliance. But IT's failure to communicate about risky behaviour and provide tools to help employees do their work is part of the problem. Here are steps you can take to bring SaaS back under control.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud25 Feb. 14 10:10
  • PayPal says it's time to ditch passwords and PINs

    PayPal CISO Michael Barrett took the keynote stage at Interop to announce the impending death of passwords and their replacement with more robust authentication protocols based on an open standard. Apple may lead the way with its next iPhone.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud09 May 13 20:28
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