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Brute Force Attacks: Don’t Let Hackers Push Their Way In

Brute force attacks continue to be a challenge for many businesses. Many assume they’re protected just because they’re using a long password. However, 93% of brute force attacks involve passwords with 8 or more characters. The issue is less the length and more that people continue to use similarly easy-to-remember passwords. Even if the security system is strong, if the...

Passwordless Authentication: An Easier Way To Stay Secure

With over 5.4 billion people using the internet, people and businesses worldwide are more interconnected than ever. People do everything from shopping online to running entire companies digitally. With far more people using the internet than not, criminals have shifted there, too, targeting user accounts to steal personal data. Passwordless authentication aims to counter...

Update Google Chrome Now: A New Zero-Day Exploit

Yet another zero-day exploit has hit Google Chrome. If that news sounds familiar, that’s because it keeps happening, and that likely won’t change any time soon. As the most popular web browser in the world, with 63.6% of the global market share, it’s become an ongoing target for zero-day exploits. The one solution? Patching Google Chrome now. The Latest Chrome Zero-Day...

Akira Ransomware Has Impacted Over 250 Organizations

Akira ransomware continues to threaten businesses across North America, Europe, and Australia. Now targeting both Windows and Linux systems, it has impacted over 250 organizations and led to around $42 million USD in stolen money. Akira, along with other types of ransomware, continues to be a challenge for unprepared businesses.What Is Akira Ransomware? How a Ransomware...

How MFA Fatigue Can Pose a Risk to Your Business

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) helps protect accounts by adding an extra layer of protection, such as a passcode sent by text or email. It dramatically reduces the chances of an account getting hacked and forces attackers to find ways around that security. One such tactic is MFA fatigue, which is designed to annoy users into validating a rogue login attempt. Microsoft...

IRS Tax Scams: What To Watch For

We’re now past Tax Day in 2024, which means most people have submitted their taxes unless they filed for an extension or deferment. While many people still await their refund, tax scams are as common as ever. There were over 294,000 IRS identity theft reports in 2023 alone, making it the second most in history. Tax scams come in other forms, too, like unclaimed refunds,...

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