Tag Archives: Passwords

Weak passwords leave companies open to cyber attacks

A study of 1,247 workplaces, by cybersecurity experts¬†VPNoverview.com, found that two-thirds of businesses (66%) leave themselves at risk of cyberattacks due to their lack of having (or enforcing) password rotation policies. In fact, it is advised that you should change your password every 60-90 days1, but a significant number of …

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Authlogics partners with Westcoast

Authlogics is partnering with Westcoast on its passwordless authentication solutions, across the UK, Ireland, and mainland Europe. With a dramatic increase in reports of phishing attacks, credential stuffing and data breaches, it has become imperative that companies secure their IT infrastructures and ensure password policies are secure and comply to …

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Kaspersky raises awareness of user threats as disguised online learning platforms increase

As the pandemic continues and schools experience renewed closures or pursue a hybrid model of learning (in-person and remote), the educational sector continues to attract the attention of cybercriminals on the Internet. From July to December 2020, 270,171 users encountered various threats disguised as popular learning platforms – an increase …

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Could 2020 see the death of the password?

With millions of workers returning to work after Christmas and New Year, each one will have to remember an average of 27 passwords. Many of these will have been forgotten over the break, causing employees to not be instantly productive as they waste time calling IT helpdesks to help them …

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Is the password dead?

Fernando Corbato was the first person to use passwords to protect user accounts. He joined MIT in 1950 to study for a doctorate in physics, but realised during those years his passion for the machines that physicists used to do their calculations. Computers during the 50s could only handle one …

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Passwords negatively impact company security and employee mental health

Okta’s new Passwordless Future Report demonstrates how passwords negatively impact the security of organisations as well as the mental health of employees. The research, which surveyed 4,000+ workers across the UK, France and the Netherlands, found that 70% workers believing biometrics would benefit the workplace. It also revealed that the …

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