A week in security (June 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:25:48 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 22 – 28, inlcuding a zero day guide, tax season tips, and web skimmers using image files.

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The passwordless present: Will biometrics replace passwords forever?

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:00:00 +0000

The effectiveness of passwords to protect data has long been debated. Many have called for the death of passwords, instead pushing for biometrics to secure their most precious information. But is biometrics really a better, safer option?

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Cybersecurity labeling scheme introduced to help users choose safe IoT devices

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:52:39 +0000

Several countries are introducing a cybersecurity labeling scheme to inform consumers about the security features of IoT devices and force manufacturers to improve these features.

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Dumb luck?

Credit to Author: Sharky| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 03:00:00 -0700

This pilot fish is an engineer setting up control systems for power plants, and one day he has a disagreement with an IT manager at one of his clients. Topic: complex passwords. There’s a push on throughout the IT world to make passwords more complex.  

But fish’s point is that that advice isn’t valid when you have an air gap between the control systems and any other network. In fact, fish tells the manager, when it comes to internal hacking, complex passwords are more risky than no password at all because people never remember complex passwords and have to write then down on sticky notes. The manager says that would never happen at his plant — people know better.

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