Posts Tagged ‘passwords’

  • Internet users continue with bad password habits which leave them vulnerable to being hacked.

    Bad Password Habits Persist Amongst Internet Users

    January 10, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Kaspersky Lab Survey Show Users’ Bad Password Habits Internet users around the world are still to find a way to protect themselves effectively through their use of passwords. Research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that people are putting their online...

  • Telkom customers on these packages will automatically receive the increase data cap from 1 October 2011 with no additional charge

    Understanding Dictionary Attacks

    February 4, 2016 • SecurityComments Off on Understanding Dictionary Attacks

    All is quiet in the library. As sleepy hours of research linger on, suddenly, out of nowhere, a rabid librarian appears. With a blood curdling scream, wielding a large dictionary, she bears down on you like a speeding bullet. In the moments that follow you...

  • McAfee are urging business to execute their contigency plans as the End of Windows XP support signals threat to enterprises. (image credit: Google Maps)

    50% of adults send, receive sexual content- Mcafee

    March 11, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 50% of adults send, receive sexual content- Mcafee

    McAfee released the findings from its 2014 Love, Relationships & Technology survey, and found that almost half of all adults send or receive sexually suggestive content, and 38% have shared passwords. For a second year in a row, the security experts...

  • Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler (image: Kickstarter)

    Kickstarter confirms security breach

    February 17, 2014 • Online & Social, StartupsComments Off on Kickstarter confirms security breach

    Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter over the weekend confirmed that the platform suffered a security breach last week, but reiterated that no credit card data of any kind was accessed by hackers. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, and...

  • How unique is your LinkedIn password?

    June 11, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on How unique is your LinkedIn password?

    As news of the LinkedIn attacks started to spread around the world, users of the popular business portal rushed to quickly change their login passwords. As the 6.4-million password hashes got spread around Russian forums, Security firm Rapid7 released a list...

  • The world’s most used password — Trustwave

    March 5, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

    “Password1” is the world’s most used password, recently reported. Can you believe that? Trustwave, security and digital certificate authority, recently highlighted this logic as the biggest security threat in their Global Security...

  • SentryBay warns of social network phishing attacks

    July 25, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on SentryBay warns of social network phishing attacks

    Phishing attacks on social networks have escalated to unprecedented levels and Internet banking scams are increasing at an alarming rate. This is according to local software security specialists and SentryBay partner, J2 Software. According to research by SA...

  • Applied biometric identity management solutions

    July 4, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Applied biometric identity management solutions

    Investment in biometric-based technology to better protect resources is on the rise. Experts in the field of biometric identity management solutions say there is growing interest in the application of fingerprint identification systems, especially within the...