Many people use password autofill on their web browser or password manager for convenience. The feature, however, can be used by hackers and advertisers to access user accounts and gather your sensitive information without your consent. Why password autofill is so dangerous Modern web browsers and password managers have a feature that enables usernames and […]
Hackers may have found another way of tracking you via seemingly harmless autocomplete passwords. Here’s what you need to know. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous Certain web browsers have integrated features that enable usernames and passwords to be automatically entered into a web form. There are also password manager applications that have made it […]
Hackers have found a new way to track you online. Aside from using advertisements and suggestions, they can now use autocomplete passwords to track you down. Feeling unsecure? Here are some ways to keep you out of harm’s way. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous As of December 2018, there are 4.1 billion internet users […]
When it comes to Internet security, most small businesses don’t have security policies in place. And considering that employee error is one of the most common causes of a security breach, it makes sense to implement rules your staff needs to follow. Here are four things your IT policies should cover. Internet In today’s business […]
Yet another global malware infection has been making headlines and the story just took a turn for the worse. When the news of VPNFilter broke, experts warned that 500,000 devices were already infected, but now they believe that number is much higher. Thankfully, it’s not too late to protect yourself. VPNFilter recap A team of […]
If you’re disturbed by advertisements and “helpful” suggestions that are based on your internet browsing habits, recent research has found yet another source of online tracking. It’s a sneaky tactic that also comes with serious security concerns. Let’s take a look at what you can do to stop it from targeting you. Why auto-fill passwords […]
According to experts, passwords shouldn’t be the only way you defend your accounts. After all, hackers have plenty of tricks and tools to steal them. So to help businesses fully understand the risks involved, Google conducted a study on the causes of account hijacking. The results From March 2016 to March 2017, Google and UC […]
When it comes to Internet security, a reported 87% of small businesses have no security policies in place at at all. And considering that employee error is one of the most common causes of an online security breach, it makes sense to have rules in place that your staff need to follow. So to help […]
In an, I admonished you to not use common words – especially those from your life history – as your passwords. This is to prevent a determined human from hacking your accounts using their direct knowledge of you or from what they can find on the internet. It‘s critical too that you remember you are also trying to prevent a computer – which is doing little ‘thinking’ but running through thousands of common words – from getting to your password given time. If your password is in the dictionary, or is a common (or uncommon) name, or is in the atlas or encyclopedia, a computer will get to it sooner or later.
Our clients are often surprised that we remember their administrator or email passwords weeks or months after we last worked on their devices.