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Password Rotation And The Problem Of Not Doing It

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May 14, 2019

Since the release of NIST SP 800-63-3 I have been asked, “Why does our company still perform password rotation?” This question is easier said than done. It is one that requires user awareness training, implementation of auditing and alerting software, and most importantly – multifactor authentication. All of which…

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Privacy Security Social Media

Facebook Exposes Millions of Passwords in Clear Text

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March 26, 2019

Facebook has been under the spot light for quite some time now for its poor security and privacy practices. With this latest privacy blunder, its obvious that the company has not learned from its past. Last week it was uncovered that the company is storing passwords in clear text….

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State Sponsored Probing Internet of Things Devices

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February 4, 2019

In order to beef up security of consumer based Internet of Things devices, Japan will now scan IoT devices within its borders. Beginning mid-February, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology will attempt to break into an estimated 200 million devices. The institute has compiled a list of…

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Privacy Security

2019 State of Password and Security Behaviors

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January 31, 2019

This year Yubico teamed up with the Ponemon Institute to deliver the 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors report. The report was sampled from around 15,000 participants from around the globe which touched on topics which included privacy and security. The report depicts the grim reality of…

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The Need for Better Transparency In Data Breaches

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October 9, 2018

We hear of new data breaches almost everyday, so many that we have reached the pinnacle of “breach fatigue.” A feeling where consumers are tired of hearing about theft of personal information due to carelessness on part of a company. From Equifax, Yahoo!, to Cambridge Analytica, our personal, sensitive…

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Russian Hackers Targeting US and UK Critical Infrastructure

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April 19, 2018

Over the last few weeks, Russian hackers have coordinated attacks against personal, government, corporations, and Internet Service Providers. These attacks are currently being directed toward IoT devices, home based modems, and corporate routers, switches and firewalls. This is in an attempt to create an organized attack against the US…

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