No software. No vault. Sync it across devices, or print it out and put it in a drawer. Finally, a solution to our password security vulnerabilities that we can all use.
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To fully defend against a KRACK (wi-fi vulnerability) attack, we need to apply the latest security updates. But right now, not all updates are available for all devices. Until such time, we must remain vigilant and always check the security status of each and every website visited - even if we have visited that website a thousand times. If we are being attacked, we won’t see the familiar ‘Secure’ settings when visiting a secure website. If this happens, our passwords are going to be captured by the attacker.
Check the video for a refresher on how to check the security status of a website…
A fitting end to Cyber Security Awareness Week here in AU... Just received this scam SMS from a scammer pretending to be from NAB. They are not. This is a scam. AVOID. Remember to check in at Stay Smart Online for help and guidance. And if this looks legit to you, check out the tutorials on Password Coach to learn how to spot the tell-tale signs of a scam.
Welcome to the Password Coach cybersecurity training academy, and a short series of cybersecurity awareness videos designed to help us all defend against the cybercrime threats that we face each and every day.
In this first module, we’ll introduce one of today’s most prevalent cybersecurity threats – phishing scams.
At the end of this module, you will have a basic understanding of phishing scams, and be well on the way to learning how to avoid becoming a victim of this growing form of cybercrime.
On the 9th of October 2017 Password Coach launches a new on-demand e-learning program to help us all combat the scourge of phishing scams. And it won't cost you a penny.
Worried that your passwords are leaving you open to identity theft and snooping?
Good password security doesn't come naturally to most, but it can be learned. Check out the video and 60 seconds from now, you'll be ready to do passwords like a PRO. For free!!
Commentary from an interview with Verizon's Director of the Global Security Services.
"It’s like humans have become easier to exploit ... People are still making the crooks’ lives far too easy ... It’s something like 80% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak or guessable passwords ... I can’t emphasize enough the importance of setting strong passwords. It’s a huge issue that needs addressing"
Here you will find all of the materials that you need to beef up your online security and reduce the chances of being taken for a ride by cyber criminals.
If you are in the habit of reusing passwords, then you run the risk of being hacked in an Account Takeover attack and this post is for you…
In an Account Takeover, someone else discovers your username and password (credentials) and uses them to log into one of your accounts. This could be your email, social media or retail accounts. Or any other account that you have secured with a shared password.
How can this happen?...
ATOs are really not that difficult. Because we tend to reuse passwords, the credentials that we have used to secure one site will grant access to others. If one of those sites gets hacked, then our credentials are out in the open and all of the accounts that we have secured with those credentials are now at risk. All that anyone has to do is to test our credentials by trying to log in with them. This would be slow and difficult to do by hand but dedicated (free) software makes it possible to test hundreds of credentials in seconds. A list of 1,000 recently hacked passwords is likely to include more than one valid login for multiple websites.
What should I do?
The first thing to do is to understand the problem and assess your risk of suffering an account takeover. You can do this now by viewing this video tutorial (https://youtu.be/Eryywn3nkWc) or attending this free online training (https://store.passwordcoach.com/…/ato-protection…/index.html). As well as learning about the Account Takeover threat, you will also learn what you need to do to prevent such an attack ever happening to you.
Do I have to this?
Yes, we know that you’ve got security fatigue. We all have. We are constantly being told we are at risk. But this is a big risk. And the outcomes aren’t good - identity theft, reputational damage, and data and financial loss. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself.
The bottom line
Mining for valid credentials has been made child’s play by the introduction of dedicated hacking software. This means that we can expect LOTS of people to be attempting Account Takeovers. If you reuse passwords, then it is only a matter of time before you lose control of one or more of your accounts.
Just thought you should know.
The Coach's system for defending against the loss and damage of an account takeover attack is now on Facebook. In minutes you too can learn how to create endless expert-grade passwords without the need to buy or learn software. Getting secure just got even easier!
Tell your friends and then head over to https://www.facebook.com/pg/passwordcoach/videos to start learning.
In the previous video tutorial entitled 'A practical guide to expert-grade passwords', we learned a simple, people-friendly system for the creation and retrieval of strong and unique passwords. In this complementary video tutorial, we will put that system into action and start churning out secure passwords. At the end of this tutorial, you will have all of the tools and techniques that you need to fully lock down your digital identity.
For years, the experts have been telling us to use strong and unique passwords to secure our systems and devices. That’s great advice. But strong password security doesn’t come naturally to most of us. In the absence of any plain-speaking, practical guidance, we have tended to decline the expert advice. This has left us horribly vulnerable to cyber crime.
In this video tutorial, we’ll learn a new non-technical approach to password management which will guide us in the use of expert-grade passwords, and so enable us to tackle and overcome our password security vulnerabilities.