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Credential stuffing explained: How to prevent, detect and defend against it

The automated use of breached usernames and passwords to access accounts is low risk, high reward for cybercriminals. Here's how to make it harder for them to use credential stuffing.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) / two-factor authentication (2FA) / one-time security code

2fa explained: How to enable it and how it works

Two-factor authentication (2fa) is a method of establishing access to an online account or computer system that requires the user to provide two different types of information. It can boost security for anyone using any kind of online...

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Password managers remain an important security tool despite new vulnerability report

Experts downplay discovery of a vulnerability that can expose passwords in a computer's memory. Hackers likely to take easier paths to stealing passwords.

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Using a password manager: 7 pros and cons

This veteran security pro feels more secure now that he's using a password manager, but there are still risks.

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6 ways companies fail at security fundamentals

A new report suggests many organizations are failing in the basic cyber hygiene efforts and leaving themselves exposed to hackers.

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10 topics every security training program should cover

A thorough end-user education program is a necessary weapon in the battle to protect your perimeter. These 10 topics are the baseline of what to include in an awareness training program.

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Are regulations keeping you from using good passwords?

Most companies are using password "best practices" that are out of date and ineffective. Regulations are getting in the way of changing them.

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