A terrific article showing up, of all places, in the Economist magazine’s ‘Language’ section about password security. Among other things, it highlights that the hackers are well aware of users’ substituting the alphabetical characters found in existing words with similar looking symbols (motivation vs. m0t1vAt!oN). All the more reason to use sophisticated passphrases (not just a password) [...]
It seems even Google can get password advice wrong.Light Blue Touchpaper » Blog Archive » Want to create a really strong password? Don’t ask Googlewww.lightbluetouchpaper.orgGoogle recently launched a major advertising campaign around its “Good to Know” guides to online safety and privacy. Google’s password advice has appeared on billboards in the London underground and a [...]
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20127315-245/facebook-stops-600000-suspicious-log-ins-a-day/Facebook stops 600,000 suspicious log-ins a daynews.cnet.comFollowing the release of an infographic that created some confusion over the use of the term 'compromised,' Facebook elaborates on its process for blocking suspicious log-ins. Read this blog post by Elinor Mills on InSecurity Complex.
A decent primer regarding phishing.What Exactly Is Phishing & What Techniques Are Scammers Using?www.makeuseof.comI’ve never been a fan of fishing, myself. This is mostly because of an early expedition where my cousin managed to catch two fish while I caught zip. Similar to real-life fishing, phishing scams aren’t always best when they rely on advanced [...]