December 3, 2021

Even the best passwords are no match for social engineering

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BY JACK MORSE From Mashable Why go to all the trouble of breaking into an online account when you can just ask for the keys? While security experts released new password recommendations this summer, legions of hackers long ago realized that getting into a victim’s email or iCloud doesn’t require keyloggers, zero days, or USBs […]

The evolution of the password — and why it’s still far from safe

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By Rebecca Hiscott From Mashable Just a decade ago, password theft seemed the province of poorly protected Hotmail accounts and AIM screen names. These days, virtually every company with access to our personal data, from Target to The New York Times to Facebook and Gmail, has been hacked. The password is the sentry that guards […]