Credentials

Password thefts and account hijacking - why every data dump should be on your mind

Password thefts and account hijacking - why every data dump should be on your mind

The theft of millions of password credentials can lead to automated attacks on other companies' sites. But Stephen Singam asks how can they be prepared to spot this risk?

Porn site users urged to protect themselves by using 'safe words'

Porn site users urged to protect themselves by using 'safe words'

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Nearly 800,000 users' details have been stolen from porn chat site Brazzers, leading some pundits to advise users to be more creative with their passwords.

How to protect against compromised credentials — without affecting employee productivity

How to protect against compromised credentials — without affecting employee productivity

François Amigorena explains why compromised credentials are a major cyber-threat to organisations and how cumbersome security wastes time, whereas contextual awareness allows greater security automatically.

Order of Malta breach contains unhashed government credentials

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A white hat researcher discovered a pair of data breaches in which email and password credentials of government employees was dumped on Pastebin.

Chinese hackers rob over 18M user credentials via Japanese server

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Over 18 million user credentials have been found on a server of a Japanese company who let Chinese hackers use it in their attacks.

Steam Stealer malware steamrollering gamers to steal credentials

Steam Stealer malware steamrollering gamers to steal credentials

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A new security report from Kaspersky Lab is shedding light on Steam Stealer, a growing family of malware that hackers are using to steal credentials for Valve Corporation's Steam online gaming platform.

ICYMI: NatWest gets 'smished', Locky runs rampant and more

ICYMI: NatWest gets 'smished', Locky runs rampant and more

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In this week's In Case You Missed It, we look back at NatWest 'smishing' scams, Locky runs rampant, companies taking cyber-security more seriously and other stories.

Free honeypot tool launched at RSA 2016 to help network admins

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A free honeypot chock full of fake domain credentials has been created to educate administrators on trapping and blocking attackers.

Netflix and Uber customers target for hackers

Netflix and Uber customers target for hackers

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Cyber-security company Trend Micro have spotted a large uptick in Netflix and Uber credentials being sold by illicit deep web vendors

Mighty morphin malware dangers

Mighty morphin malware dangers

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The modular CoreBot Trojan login credential stealer has started morphing and now it has turned into a fully fledged bank robber instead.

Ashley Madison's source code reveals poor security practices

Ashley Madison's source code reveals poor security practices

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Security credentials hard coded into repositories could have helped hackers, according to research by security consultant Gabor Szathmari.

System admins targeted in jQuery hack

System admins targeted in jQuery hack

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Users of the JQuery website development tool - who are mainly 'privileged' users like system admins and developers - are being warned they could have been served with the RIG credentials-stealing malware in a hack that was launched more than a week ago.

Context is king

Context is king

Context-aware security can make intelligent decisions while allowing mobile users to get the job done.

Cyber Monday a fraud bonanza day

Cyber Monday a fraud bonanza day

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Fraud and disruption attacks are set to result in losses of £2.1 million per hour on Monday December 2, the busiest day of the year for daily online and mobile retail sales to consumers taking advantage of Cyber Monday discounts.

Trojan captures Facebook login details and steals Poker app details

Trojan captures Facebook login details and steals Poker app details

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A Trojan that specifically harvested Facebook login credentials managed to steal more than 16,000 credentials.

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