7 Signs You have a Weak Password

As we welcome 2019 and set goals for the year ahead, we think it's the perfect time to rethink and refresh your all your weak passwords. It a great time to refresh those stale and potentially leaked passwords you’ve been hanging on to (and reusing!) for so long. In December 2018, we saw yet another huge data breach, this time at question-and-answer site Quora, with over 100 million user passwords said to...

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Amazon Prime Day: Christmas for Adults

Amazon Prime Day: Christmas for Adults

Amazon just made the start of this week much better! Prime Day gives you the next 36 hours to completely revamp everything in your house. For those of you unfamiliar with Prime Day, it’s like black Friday where millions of products are placed at massively discounted rates. However, it’s only available to Amazon Prime members. With all these deals it’s easy to lose track and forget about cyber security. Luckily, you’re...

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#SecurityTipTuesday : Managing Your Passwords Effectively!

Here at Secure Sense, we want the best for you. (But I'm sure you already knew that). That being said, we've implemented an epic Security Tip Tuesday series where industry Wizards will be providing you, the people, with the BEST Cyber Security tips and tricks to keep you, your data and the organization you represent safe. Without further delay, we present the first #SecurityTipTuesday. While it may seem #basic, it's a...

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Big Security Hole Found in Popular Password Manager Site

A Google security researcher found the vulnerability in LastPass, endangering personal data for millions of its customers. A security researcher found a major vulnerability in popular password manager LastPass that could allow hackers to steal passwords and login credentials from users while using the LastPass web browser extension. The company is working to patch the vulnerability, according to a post on the LastPass' blog. The vulnerability, LastPass says, could allow hackers to...

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Pass(word)ing the buck!

The start of the New Year is always an interesting time in the security community. Out come the statistics and stories about the worst passwords and the most common ones chosen by online users during the previous year. A recent story in the UK national press suggests that half of all online users worldwide use just 25 passwords between them — and of course, none of the passwords are very secure...

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These Were the Most Common Passwords Used in 2016

With all the extensive online resources, emphasis on long and complex passwords and numerous enterprise breaches we are utterly shocked that 'password' is still being used as a password today! Although weak and commonly used passwords have long been one of the most used venues to compromise accounts, they remain at the top of the most popular passwords charts, a recent Keeper Security report reveals. Last year’s mega-breaches once again brought to...

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PowerBroker Password Safe API is Available to Developers – for Free

Calling all vendors, end users, and application developers! BeyondTrust is now offering a free method to make all of your solutions more secure if you require a user or application to provide credentials for connectivity or authentication. BeyondTrust’s PowerBroker Password Safe – the overall leader in Forrester’s 2016 Privileged Identity Management (PIM) Wave – is the only solution to make password storage available for application developers and users for free through...

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Dropbox Hack Leads to Dumping of 68m User Passwords on the Internet

Data stolen in 2012 breach, containing encrypted passwords and details of around two-thirds of cloud firm’s customers, has been leaked. Popular cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords dumped on to the internet. The attack took place during 2012. At the time Dropbox reported a collection of user’s email addresses had been stolen. It did not report that passwords had been stolen as well. The...

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Twitter Wasn’t Hacked, People Just Love Reusing Passwords

Last week there were many reports that Twitter had been hacked and that a user database of 32 million, was listed on the dark web. Twitter claims that this is not the case. Twitter’s Information Security Officer, Michael Coates, posted a response to this potential hack on their site, and took to the microblogging site. [caption id="attachment_849" align="alignnone" width="624"] Twitter Wasn’t Hacked, People Just Love Reusing Passwords[/caption] What is suspected to be...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked, LinkedIn password dump most likely to blame

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg understandably has social media accounts on other networks. And like most avid online users, he ignored to maintain standard security password practices. Over the weekend, Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts were hacked. The group responsible, OurMine Team, also claimed to have gained access to his zuck Instagram account. 'OurMine Team' claims the hacks were possible because of the LinkedIn dump last month, which carried leaked details of 167...

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