Passwords – Still using your mother’s maiden name?
How strong is your password? Are you using one of the top 10 passwords such as “123456” or “Password”?
Do you use personal information such as family names, pets names or important dates that can easily be found on social networking sites such as Facebook? Do you use the same passwords across multiple sites meaning that if criminals get your password for one site then they can access them all?
Ever since the theft of passwords from LinkedIn in 2012, a spate of thefts have highlighted the importance of having a strong password regime. However, developing different passwords for separate sites can be quite daunting.
Richard Hodson, Head of Technology at Oval Insurance Broking has written an article on simple and easy to use techniques for improving your password security. To read it click HERE!
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Reports have been confirmed that over four billion records from 500 million addresses have been stolen by by a Russian group. From buying a set of stolen details on a Dark Web Site the gang was able to install malware on systems using both social media and email exploits. These infected systems were then used to expand the theft as their botnet grew through SQL injection attacks and other vulnerabilities enabling them to steal more data from more websites.