• Weak passwords are still the root cause of data breaches

    Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 18:43 PM - by karchdale, Views (116)

    Key findings of a new study conducted by Keeper Security that analyzed 10 million hacked accounts from breached data dumps for the most popular passwords.
    Users' bad habits are still one of the biggest problems for the IT industry, weak passwords and their reuse on multiple websites every day potentially expose a billion users to cyber attacks.

    I'm not surprised by the results of a new study conducted by the security firm Keeper Security that analyzed 10 million hacked accounts from breached data dumps for the most popular passwords.

    Below the Top 10 Keeper Security's 2016 most popular password list:

    123456
    123456789
    qwerty
    12345678
    111111
    1234567890
    1234567
    password
    123123
    987654321
    Most used passwords continue to be 123456 and 123456789 despite the numerous awareness campaigns on a proper security posture, "123456" accounts for 17 per cent of the overall amount of hacked accounts the firm used as data sample.


  • LG Smart TV infected with ransomware

    Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 @ 11:05 AM - by karchdale, Views (124)

    oT Ransomware is a scaring reality, the threat will increase in the next months and security firms have been warning IT industry. Routers, smart TV, and CCTVs are all potential victims of such category of malware.

    The latest incident in order of time involved an LG smart TV, the software engineer Darren Cauthon reported the device of one of his family members was infected with ransomware on Christmas day.

    The TV got the ransomware when the programmer's wife downloaded an app to the TV promising free movies, it was a ransomware demanding of US$500 to unlock the device.

    The ransomware appears to be a version of the Cyber.Police ransomware, also known as FLocker and Frantic Locker.



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