UK NCSC reveals data breach related to quarter billion passwords

An unprotected cloud server is said to have led the security researchers belonging to UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to a data trove of a quarter billion passwords. And the cyber arm of GCHQ says that most of the leaked credentials could have been used by cyber criminals by now. In order to access […]

Cyber Threat by using own name as Password

An annual report released by NordPass states that online users are repeatedly committing the same mistake by using their own name as a password, which could put their online identity at a major risk in coming years. According to the list of Most Common Passwords used in 2020, a majority of them either used their […]

No more Password based logins for Microsoft users

Microsoft is ready to offer a password less login to its users who opt to use their fingerprint or other authentication based software or hardware to have a secure login support. In March this year, the feature was introduced to business users by the Satya Nadella led company and will be offered to all in […]

UK NCSC says to ‘Think Random’ on passwords

Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre(NCSC) has passed advice to online users to think of 3-4 randomly used words as passwords rather than using a complex one and storing it in a file or a password manager as it is hard to remember. The logic behind the usage of 3-4 randomly used words as passwords is […]

What not to do while selecting a Password

The first and foremost thing to do after drafting a password is not to store it online in the form of a text document in a cloud storage platform or email. Coming to the password draft, we all know that it is very difficult to remember many passwords used for online services. So many of […]

Password 123456 was hacked over 23 million times worldwide

National Cyber Security Center(NCSC) said that one in two people are falling prey to cyber attacks in the United Kingdom and that’s due to the fact that they are failing to meet the standards of basic cyber hygiene. So, the NCSC has issued an official warning to Britons to stop using easily guessed passwords as […]

Netflix to use AI to track down password sharing users

Many of us are in a habit of sharing our Netflix passwords with close relatives and friends. But soon, this practice is going to be blocked by the video streaming service with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Yes, you’ve read it right! Video software provider Synamedia unveiled the latest product at the CES 2019 which […]

Twitter bug exposes 330 million users Login Information

Twitter users around the world have witnessed a downtime for a couple of hours on Thursday. An official statement from the social network giant says that the downtime could have been caused due to a bug in its internal servers which could have also exposed login info of more than 330 million Twitter users. According […]

The Worst Passwords of 2017!

Despite incessant warnings from security experts, many people are still found using weak and easily guessable passwords to protect their web accounts and devices. California based security firm SplashData has discovered this fact and has revealed the list of the worst passwords used in 2017 which has been taken from the 5 million passwords leaked […]

Password Security Bible fails to curb Cyber Attacks!

Bill Burr’s bible on password security which was introduced to the world in 2003 has failed to curb cyber attacks. This was admitted by Bill in his recent interaction with Wall Street Journal. While working for US government, Mr. Burr wrote a password bible to help guide the digital world on the safest practices to […]

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