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20 Fascinating Facts about Passwords

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1) These five user passwords accounted for 3.2 million of the 130 million accounts that were stolen in the Adobe hack of 2013: “123456,” “12345678,” “Password,” “Adobe123” and “12345678.” source 2) An analysis of 11 million stolen passwords for cloud services conducted by Skyhigh Networks found that just 20 passwords constitute 10.3% of all passwords in […]

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How Password Crackers Work and How to Stay Protected

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Cracking a password may seem like a next to impossible task, but you’d be surprised how easy it can be. There are dozens of password cracking programs on the market, each with their own special recipe, but they all basically do one of two things: create variations from a dictionary of known common passwords or […]

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Small and Medium Sized Businesses

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Today, the attention of both IT and business managers in organizations of all sizes is fixed on cybersecurity. The reason is simple: Absolutely no organization is immune to cyber attacks in an ever-growing threat environment. This is particularly true for SMBs. A recent major study of some 600 SMBs unearthed startling findings that more than […]

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10 Reasons Why Password Management Is Essential for Any Size Business

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Password management software is great for consumers, but why is it essential for businesses?  The answer is simple. Knowing that a single breach of a corporate network can have consequences that affect the entire business and everyone who works for it means password management is more important today than it’s ever been. Password management software […]

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8 Most Common Password Mistakes to Avoid

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A friend recently told me a scary story about why he changed the password on his account with one of the leading online securities trading firms. He was perusing his six-figure portfolio when it occurred to him that he hadn’t changed his password a while. Quite a while, it turned out; about nine years. He […]

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Keeper Security’s Top 5 Security Predictions for 2016

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2015 was a record breaking year for data breaches impacting almost every sector – healthcare, education, financial services, retail, the federal government and more. During the first three quarters of the year, over 3,000 data breaches were reported. Of course, the most eye-opening breach of all was at the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), […]

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5 Tips for Safer Holiday Shopping in Stores & Online

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‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and hackers! As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach us, the two biggest shopping days of the year, it’s imperative that consumers everywhere follow some simple steps to protect themselves and their wallets. This level of security awareness should not only apply during the holiday season but ALL the […]

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5 Things to Know About the Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Breach

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company, Lifetime Healthcare, announced today that they were hacked and the information of 10.5M customers have been compromised.  The vulnerability was discovered when Excellus hired cybersecurity firm, FireEye, Inc., to investigate.  This news comes after Anthem and Premera BlueCross BlueShield announced they were hacked earlier this year. Here’s a […]

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