Tag: Password

24
Sep

Is Virgin Mobile a soft target for hackers?

Virgin Mobile: a soft target for hackers With millions of subscribers, Virgin Mobile is one of the leading service providers in the U.S., and hackers would love to access the information of its subscribers at any cost. However, what is really shocking for subscribers to know is that Virgin Mobile’s security system is not very…

24
Sep

Keeping WordPress sites safe from hackers

Like other popular sites, WordPress is a favorite target of hackers. In WordPress’ case, hackers can exploit a number of intricate codes and new tools. So, you must be careful if you have a site on WordPress. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your website safe. The first strategy to keep…

16
Aug

Turn Your BYOD Nightmare Into a Dream Come True

Mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones offer convenience and increased productivity, but they can be costly … in more ways than one. Most small- and medium-business executives can’t afford the financial costs associated with providing employees with mobile devices. The executives of some large enterprises don’t want to spend a lot of money…

20
Jul

Formspring Data Breach Forces Reset of 420,000 Passwords

On July 10, 2012, Formspring founder Ade Olonoh published a post on the social network’s blog alerting customers to a breach in the company’s system and that some users’ passwords may have been accessed. Approximately 420,000 “password hashes” were posted to a security forum, though without usernames or any other information that would indicate who…

6
Jun

LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Cyber criminals strike again. According to an article on the BBC News website, more than 6 million LinkedIn users have had their password information posted on a Russian Web forum along with an invitation for other hackers to assist in decrypting the as yet still protected data. This announcement comes shortly after the announcement that…

1
Jun

How to Protect Yourself Against Computer and Data Theft

As the business community becomes increasingly dependent upon mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smart phones, thieves become increasingly eager to steal them. And studies show that lost or stolen mobile devices account for a large percentage of data breaches that have compromised millions’ of consumers’ personal information. Fear not. There are ways to…

14
May

Apple OS X Lion Update Fixes Flaws

People make mistakes, and the folks at Apple made a big one when they sent out OS X Lion 10.7.3 with the debug option on FileVault enabled. If it’s any consolation, only users of Legacy FileVault and/or networked home directories are affected. Installing the OS X Lion v10.7.4 should correct the error. As Apple explains…

10
May

BIG Security Tip – Must Read

Security tip: When being interviewed on TV, make sure passwords aren’t written behind you

Thanks to the Nakey Security Blog
It’s just a photo of a man being interviewed on ESPN about baseball. Harmless, right?  Let’s take a closer l…

9
Apr

Employers Demand Facebook Login Info From Applicants, Employees

As if applying for a job wasn’t nerve wracking enough, now employers are asking applicants – and sometimes employees – to hand over their Facebook usernames and passwords. Really? This alarming trend, which has caught the attention of two US senators, has made its way to Canada. Some people are so desperate to land jobs or keep…

22
Feb

Small Businesses Largely Targeted by Cyber Criminals

Just because you run a small business don’t think you’re safe from hackers. On the contrary, your company is more likely to come under attack because it is small. Most small businesses’ systems are easily infiltrated, so more and more, cyber criminals are opting to attack them instead of large enterprises. Why are small businesses…

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