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Okta eliminates the need for passwords with ThreatInsight
“The best password is no password at all. Today’s threat actors are targeting the weakest point of your company’s security – your people." - Okta CEO
Privacy and passwords: Hot topics amongst Australian consumers
“Organisations need to invest further in strategies to ensure trust, transparency and choice are front and centre."
Android apps can track network connections - is it time to use a VPN?
“Apps can monitor network activity even without requesting any sensitive permissions."
Twitter password glitch showcases 'extreme jumpiness' in digital sector
More than 330 million Twitter users are being urged to change their passwords after an internal system glitch caused the passwords to be exposed.
Aura Information Security’s password tips for World Password Day
What’s in a password? A lot, actually. Your passwords are the gateway to you and your company’s most important documents and assets.
Today is World Password Day: Here’s what the experts think
Microsoft hails the death of passwords. What are other security experts saying? Comments from Malwarebytes, CyberArk, Vault Systems, ESET & SailPoint.
Five reasons to kill off passwords as we know them
Centrify, a provider of Zero Trust Security are calling for the end of password protection.
Survey points to forgetfulness as main reason why people reuse their passwords
91% of the 2000 respondents know that using the same password for multiple accounts is a security risk, but 59% continue to do it anyway.
Passwords: They're as useless as the 'g' in lasagna
Accounts were compromised because he re-used the password “dadada”. Six characters, all lowercase. If anyone should know better, it’s Zuckerberg.
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
Criminals abuse email attachments to cash in on 'booming' black market for stolen passwords
“Attackers are attempting to encourage the recipient to open the attachment by using urgent language to make the message appear important."
Biometrics vs passwords: How the generation gap is shaping workplace security
Millennials are moving beyond the world of passwords and quickly embracing biometrics, leaving the older generations to continue using passwords.
Okta report says security is changing workplace app use
Okta's 2018 Businesses @ Work report, which found that seven of the 15 fastest-growing apps are security tools or have security use cases.
APAC firms leaving password management to employees - at a cost
Asia Pacific organisations admit that employee behaviour and IT policy don’t match up, particularly when it comes to passwords.
NZ Cyber Smart Week: If you just do one thing, start using a password manager
How do employees really use credentials in their day-to-day work? And what kind of threat do they pose?
1 in 4 organisations relying solely on passwords to secure BYOD
Bitglass has released the findings from its newest research, ‘BYOD and Identity’, which are alarming to say the least.
Exclusive: ESET on why the humble password is here to stay
"So how long is ‘really long’? I recommend a minimum of twelve characters with mixed-cases and numbers or symbols. Even longer is better."
Hackers steal data through ‘easy back door’ in massive Deloitte breach
In just the last few weeks we’ve had three major breaches go public, and experts say this one could have been easily prevented.
There are 320 million breached passwords available online right now
Right now there are more than 320 million compromised passwords, and they’re all available online.
Study finds it’s still the basics causing critical threats for businesses
Companies are inundated with cybersecurity threats every day – but which are the most critical?
FireEye uncovers Russian cybercriminal group targeting EMEA hotels
The hospitality sector is a frequently attacked target by cybercriminals - one of the most prominent has been attributed to a Russian group.
Trusona lands in Japan to take no-password authentication to Asia Pacific
Identity authentication provider Trusona is extending its reach beyond the US and into the Asia Pacific region, with a new office in Tokyo, Japan.
Kiwis, never forget your password again with the Mycena app
App developer Lookiimedia announced the release of Mycena, a new password management app for both Android and iOS devices.