Just like real fishing, criminals engaged in phishing dangle tempting bait in front of users in the hope that they can lure them into revealing their login credentials. If you have an email account, you’ve received at least one real looking email, seemingly from a financial institution like a bank or Paypal, asking you to provide your user name, password, or social security number.
It is time to come to grips with how ineffective passwords are. Password best practices alone won’t protect you against even a first time password cracker.
The Federal Trade Commission is enlisting the help of tech researchers, academics and industry leaders, including Duo CTO Jon Oberheide, to take part in a June 4 forum on “Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions.”