With our increasing reliance on our phones, computers, and other internet-connected technology and accessories, security is more important than ever. To be able to recognise when our tech might be compromised can save you from potential catastrophic losses. How often do you pay for something using your credit card or online wallet? How many passwords
We’d all like to think that hackers are spending weeks on end planning their every move to attack a business but the truth of it is nowhere near as exciting. Although this could happen to a big target, for most people it’s a lot more boring and they get ‘accidentally’ caught in the net as
As IT guys, it’s very easy to blame users for data breaches but it’s not always just their fault. Sure, they need to update their passwords, stop giving things out and clicking on the suspicious email links. But, the buck stops with you as their IT professional. We thought these statistics from the IS Decisions’
*This article originally appeared here on LinkedIn* During a penetration testing project, I was working on finding the weak spots in the IT system of the company and finding the best solutions to patch them up. The client had most of the traditional security solutions such as firewalls and external penetration was not useful / efficient.
Let us start with a reality check – passwords get hacked and stolen all the time, this is a fact! Passwords are compromised when they are “hacked” by professional hackers, or exposed through careless user behavior, and even discovered by “password guessing”, which uses information readily available in social media and other sources, things like birthdays, names