Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
Every day needs to be password security day - attackers certainly aren't dormant the other 364 days of the year. But as World Password Day rolls around again, there's cause for celebration as Microsoft finally stops recommending periodic password changes.
Overall, Password Strength Scores follow the trends for Security
Scores: As companies get bigger, on average their Password
Strength Score goes down.
For businesses with fewer than 25 employees, the average total
Password Strength Score is 53. At more than 10,000 employees,
the average score drops to...
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Is your security team blind to the activities in more than half of its IT assets? That was just one of the findings in a new report from 451 Research, based on in-depth interviews with security leaders across 150 large enterprises and focused on the challenges facing their teams. On average, the report found SIEMs...
Today's globally distributed and diverse workforce needs flexible yet straightforward access to the corporate network, regardless of user location, device type, employee affiliation, and application location (on-premises, SaaS, IaaS). Expedience and fluidity can't come at the cost of security, especially given the...
Currently, nearly ninety percent of organizations worldwide are using
Active Directory (AD) for on-premises
resources (aka on-prem). That
represents 500 million organizations
and somewhere around 10 billion daily
authentications. In fact, in the world
of identity and access management
(IAM), AD has become...
It's a bigger game than ever. The number of new users signing up to gambling platforms is on the rise. Big sporting events are catalysts for these signups: this year, one in three Britons bet on the World Cup.
79% of users will go elsewhere if the onboarding user experience doesn't live up to their expectations....
As businesses continue to become more global, they decentralize and
externalize non-core business functions, transitioning them to a network of suppliers,
factories, warehouses, transporters, and other value chain stakeholders. The benefits of this are obvious but it leaves your organization more vulnerable to cyber...
Companies are moving to the cloud in greater numbers than ever, targeting flexibility and access for their increasingly distributed workforces. But cloud migration of critical resources, even a portion for hybrid environments, presents serious security challenges and risks on many levels. The cloud is an attractive...
Despite increased use of two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and biometrics, passwords are still the most common form of authentication. However, when a significant percentage of breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords, it's clear passwords pose significant risks that can't be...
Despite increased use of two-factor authentication and biometrics, passwords are still the most common form of authentication. However, when most breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords, it's clear passwords pose significant risks that can't be ignored.
From potential security breaches to increased...
Despite increased use of two-factor authentication, single sign-on, and biometrics, passwords are still the most common form of authentication. However, when a significant percentage of breaches are caused by weak, stolen, or reused passwords, it's clear passwords pose significant risks that can't be ignored.
You know password management is important. But is your business failing to invest in this easy security and productivity win?
In this Global Password Security Report, we're uncovering the true state of corporate password security around the world. We analyzed aggregated data from more than 43,000 businesses using...
While Facebook has invalidated 90 million users' single sign-on access tokens following a mega-breach, researchers warn that most access token hijacking victims still lack any reliable "single sign-off" capabilities that will revoke attackers' access to hyper-connected web services and mobile apps.