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You may feel like password cracking is something that only serious hackers do while they sit in the dark stealing millions of dollars, secret information, and exposing hypocrites. But this is not always the case. Your competitors could learn how to crack passwords, and they could steal your information. You need to know how the process works, how to protect yourself, and what to do to help your business protect sensitive information. What Is Password…

The most popular form of security measures available is the use of passwords. However, this security measure is also the most vulnerable. With cybercrimes on the rise, even the use of passwords that may seem hard to decode isn’t enough in many cases. These criminals are becoming savvier in their cybersecurity attacks. Because of this, business owners and security experts are strategizing more ways to make it harder for unauthorized individuals to enter their network.…

Technology has become a significant part of our lives, as we use it not only in our day-to-day activities but also in organizations. With more organizations depending on technology to store financial transactions, private communications, and other important information, the security risks have significantly increased. This is why administrators should encourage employers to create strong passwords as a frontline defense for hackers. System administrators also play a critical role in educating users on the importance…

Password managers offer both pros and cons. The benefits include the creation of complex, random and lengthy passwords, auto-logons and the ability to work with multiple devices. Unfortunately, most password managers are difficult to set-up, will not work with all websites and trigger unexplainable crashes. Furthermore, they do not support all devices and browsers. Setting Up Passwords Correctly A password is a string of letters, numbers and symbols used for authentication. Currently, passwords are one…

Phishing is used for tricking email recipients into thinking the email comes from a known source such as a bank or utility company. You should never download any attachment or click any link unless you are certain of the source. We have seen numerous attackers disguise themselves as a real person or company. This type of attack began during the 1990s, has become more sophisticated and is commonly used today. What is Phishing and How…

Today’s average internet surfers have close to 88 online accounts, mostly attributed to business vendors and social media. Cybersecurity experts recommend users have a different password for each online account if the user wants to guarantee a safeguard against hackers. However, memorizing 88 online accounts is impossible for the average citizen. Sadly, most people fail to take security seriously and breaches of confidential information continue to occur daily. Nowadays, there is a high volume of…