Microsoft Takes a Leap in Mission to Kill Passwords

Microsoft Takes a Leap in Mission to Kill Passwords

Technology giant Microsoft is pressing ahead with its efforts to usher in a ‘password-less’ future. “No company lets enterprises eliminate more passwords than Microsoft,” the Redmond-based software giant announced proudly at its enterprise technology conference Ignite in Orlando, Florida. In staking that claim, the company…

‘Big Four’ US Mobile Carriers Launch ‘Project Verify’ to Replace Passwords

The four major U.S. mobile telephony carriers have come together to launch a unified sign-on authenticator service for smartphones, called ‘Project Verify’. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint, or ‘The Mobile Authentication Taskforce’ have come together to replace a password manager by creating a single sign-on…

LIFARS CEO Ondrej Krehel Gives A Cyber Attack Demo - Monday 10/31 at 5:00 PM ET at ABC NY

Unsecured WiFI is never safe. It is much easier to compromise you and your data when you are using them. Ondrej Krehel, CEO & Founder of LIFARS will show you just how vulnerable you are! Tune in tonight at 5:00 pm for LIFARS’ first interview with…

Cloud Backup Firm Carbonite Issues Mandatory Password Reset for 1.5 Million Customers

Carbonite, an online cloud backup firm is forcing all of its users, totaling to some 1.5 million, to reset their passwords after detecting some user accounts being targeted in a password reuse attack. Carbonite has revealed that hackers were attempting to break into user accounts…

45 Million Login Credentials Stolen from Over 1000 Websites

  Troves of records from data breaches just do not know when to quit. Some 45 million logins from over 1100 websites and popular forums including the likes of motorcycle.com and Techsupportforum.com have been leaked. Several popular websites running staggeringly outdated and easily vulnerable versions…

Your Elders' Passwords Are Probably Stronger Than Yours

  Although millennials grew up with consumer technology in personal computers and mobile telephones among others, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are adhering to good security practices in using them. Millennials are in for a surprise stat. Folks at 50+ and older are using stronger,…

Microsoft Is Banning the Most Popular (and Least Secure) Passwords

Microsoft is cracking down on easily crack-able credentials by banning simple password – which are, coincidentally, the most commonly used passwords. Earlier this week, a Microsoft program manager announced that commonly used passwords will be dynamically banned during an account registration and password reset/change process.…

Kaspersky Provides More Information on the Sandworm APT Team

The Kaspersky team has recently provided more information on the (presumably) Russian APT group named Sandworm, the hackers behind the attacks on NATO and Ukraine. According to the original post by Kaspersky researchers, the Sandworm hackers have customized and utilized a well-known BlackEnergy crimeware. BlackEnergy…

JP Morgan Infiltrated by Obtaining Just One Employee's Password

New reports on the JP Morgan Chase case indicate that hackers initially gained access to just a single employee’s password through which they gained access to a vulnerable server. From there, the attackers wormed their way around to the top. It’s worth noting that this server lacked the…