Awards season is officially upon us, with the Grammys, Baftas, Oscars, Academy Awards, and others already underway, set to bring excitement to the daily coffee break chats in offices across the world. Here at Authlogics, we love the awards season. Yes, there are movie buffs amongst us, but what causes more excitement in our office..
It’s that time of year again, with 2019 behind us, and 2020 stretching far ahead. What’s to come this year is the question that most businesses will be pondering in January. We’ve made some cybersecurity predictions for 2020 and have considered: What do we need to prepare for? What has the potential to catch us..
Oh, data breaches. With every passing day there is another story in the tech news, and often even mainstream news, bringing to light a breach that exposed the personal data of thousands, if not millions of users, as well as the vulnerability of the organisations that should have been keeping it safe. If daily sounds..
Authlogics reveals that the recent Collection#1 password breach is just the tip of a 7.7 billion record iceberg
Yesterday was another big news day for the password security world as yet another sizable dump of username and passwords has been found on the web. Troy Hunt provides a well thought through post where he talks about his findings from the dump dubbed “Collection #1” containing as many as 773 million emails and password records,..
There is a roaring trade in paper password notebooks. A quick look on Amazon and you will find passwords journals, passwords keepers, Internet address and password log book and even and I Love My Password! book, amongst many others. Seemingly, these go against everything we are told by security professionals. Passwords are secrets and as..
A new online advertisement from Barclays demonstrates just how easy it can be for a fraudster to call a customer and get them to divulge their security information. I defy a customer of any bank to watch this video and not think twice the next time they receive a call from someone claiming to be..
With so much talk over the past 12 months regarding the personal liability of Directors of organizations that are found to be non-compliant with GDPR by next May, and cyberattacks such as WannaCry making the national news, it would be hard for any C-level executive to have not put two and two together and place..
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform how we all live. However, one of the biggest issues with the adoption of these devices in our offices and homes is the fact this cutting-edge technology is cutting a corner by using primitive security – passwords. The problem is that people are buying these..
Over the weekend it was widely reported that the approx. 90 email accounts in the UK Parliament had been compromised, in a brute force attack that looked to exploit accounts ‘protected’ by weak passwords, an example of which might be Westminster123 or JohnSmithMP! According to reports, these 90 accounts represent less than 1% of the..
So, you made the wise decision to look at options to replace passwords in your organisation. Good idea! You may have also thought that the Infosec show in London last week would be the obvious place to do some homework, but was it? I have attended the UK’s premier information security expo for many years..