Newcomers to information security frequently don't know where to begin, and industry veterans need information that goes beyond the initial news to understand the implications and impact.
Born from the Boston BBS scene of the 1980s, the L0pht emerged in the 1990s as one of the more influential hacker groups ever and helped spawn the security industry as we know it today.
We tend to think of phone numbers as part of our identity, and that impression is reinforced when we use our phone numbers to register for mobile apps. For many mobile apps, however, phone number is a handy username. We are still looking for a proper identifier in the mobile world.
There is no point in worrying whether attackers can abuse account recovery to take control of your account, if the attacker can just bypass basic controls and access your account. Here is a list of recommended security settings for the 12 popular services we looked at.
An examination of 12 popular web services show distinct differences in how different providers implement account recovery. They all have different options, but Facebook and GitHub offers some of the best security options on the list.
Here are some recommendations for what we’d like to see online services do while monitoring their platform for account fraud. While some of them apply specifically to account recovery, but recommendations focus on improving overall account security.
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Less than 10 percent of active Google accounts use two-step verification (2SV) to secure access to their services, like Gmail. While experts commonly favor using two-factor authentication or password managers, these tools are virtually absent from the security posture of regular users.
Pawn Storm (aka Fancy Bear) has been attempting to phish webmail accounts for many years now, targeting U.S. senators and political organizations across the world, according to a recent Trend Micro report.
When it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) security research, you may run into roadblocks examining Bluetooth pairing and encryption between older devices and new ones - this blog post explains what you need to know to overcome them.
In a technical paper released today, Duo Labs details research into two personal protection devices based on ARM Cortex M microcontrollers. These devices allow wearers to notify people of their well-being.
Have questions about the E.U.'s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Get non-scary advice on the basics of complying, and what you need to do to protect your organization.
A number of recent malicious Google Chrome extensions that steal user data and CPU have slipped into the Chrome Web Store, disguised as ad blockers, security tools and URL shorteners. Users beware of shady extensions in the Chrome Web Store...
A new severe variation of the Not-Petya ransomware has infected mainly Russian users - here’s how it spreads and how to protect against it.
The exposure of SSH keys to public websites or code repositories can result in unauthorized admin access to your servers and systems.