Tag: Hackers

Are we seeing the death of the password?

Joey Muniz (The Security Blogger) wrote recently about how it is becoming increasingly straightforward for potential hackers to find out your passwords, due to the predictable nature of way people select a password. This useful cartoon from xkcd shows how easy it can be to obtain passwords, also suggesting a simple way in which to […]

LinkedIn security breach: What’s your password?

Another major breach was announced in our social media world today. This time LinkedIn was the target and more than six million users are the potential victims. A Russian hacker claims the theft of 6,458,020 encrypted LinkedIn passwords and to prove it, posted the passwords on his website (thankfully without usernames). In addition, he asked […]

Medical devices need security too

This quote stood out for me in an article I read on the Bloomberg tech blog recently: “Medical devices have not been a focus of the computer-security industry.” In the article, Jordan Robertson references a new study by the Ponemon Institute that reveals nearly three-quarters of 80 healthcare organizations surveyed in the US said they […]

Tis the Season for… Online Fraud?

If you read the news as much as I do, you probably have seen a lot of advice about how to avoid having your financial details stolen this holiday season.  It’s true that conducting banking transactions or shopping online does make you vulnerable to cybercriminals lurking in the background.  But there are a lot of […]