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These are the most hacked passwords and tactics used in cybercrime

These are the most hacked passwords and tactics used in cybercrime

UK payment provider Dojo analyzed over 6 million passwords from the RockYou2021GitHub collection of breached password lists. The study uncovered frequently used passwords, their average length, and the popular subjects that appeared in numerous breaches. Hackers employ various tactics to crack p... Read more

date11 months ago
What are Passkeys? Removing the human element from authentication

What are Passkeys? Removing the human element from authentication

For the longest time, the technology industry has been developing a future with password-free (passwordless) authentication. That future is now, with passkeys. But what are passkeys? The FIDO Alliance was established with the goal of lessening the dependence on passwords almost ten years ago. An... Read more

date1 year ago
Eurostar forces customers to update passwords, then locks them out

Eurostar forces customers to update passwords, then locks them out

An attempt to beef up security has left Eurostar passengers unable to access their accounts online. Eurostar, the international high-speed rail operator, is emailing its users this week and forcing them to reset their account passwords in order to upgrade the carrier's security posture. Howev... Read more

date1 year ago
Slack resets user passwords after bug

Slack resets user passwords after bug

Slack reset the passwords of about half a percent of its userbase. The company attempts to mitigate a bug that provided hashed passwords to fellow workspace participants. According to Slack, the bug was discovered by a researcher late last week and had a major impact on passwords. The vulnerabi... Read more

date2 years ago
Google plans to turn on 2FA by default for 150M users

Google plans to turn on 2FA by default for 150M users

In May, Google announced that it plans to enable 2FA (two-factor authentication/two-step verification) by default to enhance security for accounts. As it celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Google is once again reminding us that it will enable two-factor for 150 million more accounts by the e... Read more

date3 years ago
Microsoft takes another big step towards going passwordless

Microsoft takes another big step towards going passwordless

Microsoft continues its relentless drive to get rid of passwords as sign-in options that enterprise customers use to access Azure Active Directory (AAD) and those consumers use to access Microsoft Accounts on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs. Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft's corporate vice president of the... Read more

date3 years ago
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